How to Keep Safe on the Road during Ramadan

The number of car accidents always goes up during Ramadan. Fasting from dawn until sunset can have many effects such as dizziness and dehydration.

We want you to be safe on the road during Ramadan, so we have compiled a list of tips that will help you avoid danger.

Identify when You’re Tired

The root of most car accidents during Ramadan is tiredness. It’s paramount that you know when you don’t have the energy to finish your journey.

There are several signs that you have to look out for while on the road:

  • You can’t remember the last kilometers you’ve driven. If your last memory was a while back, it is a sign that you are not paying enough attention to the road.
  • You constantly drift between lanes. If you cannot drive straight, it means you are exhausted.
  • You feel sluggish or can’t keep your head up. Many drivers around you may feel the same way. This symptom will affect your driving and put you at risk.
  • You keep nodding off and jolting back to reality. If this happens to you even a single time, you are too tired to be driving. You need to be able to concentrate on the road.

If you encounter any of these symptoms, it’s best that you pull over and have a quick nap. We know that you want to get home as fast as possible.

However, staying safe on the road during Ramadan is paramount. While tired, you may not recognize the danger in time or even fall asleep at the wheel.

How to Avoid Danger while Driving

It’s best if you don’t drive while tired altogether. With a bit of planning, this is easy. You could even use public transport during Ramadan to stay safe.

If that is not an option for you, these tips will help:

  • Start your journey early. To avoid traffic and unnecessary risks such as speeding or dangerous turns, leave sooner than others. If possible, take other, less used, routes than your usual ones. The fewer drivers around you, the safer you are.
  • Keep a close eye on the road and the weather. Even if you are the only one on the road, always pay attention to road signs and the weather. Drive accordingly.
  • Take a nap before driving if necessary. Finding a spot to pull over to sleep may be difficult at times. If you are tired and need to hit the road, take a short nap right before doing it.
  • Carpool when possible. If you know someone who makes the same journey as you, invite them to share a car. You can take turns while driving. This way, both of you get enough rest and stay safe on the road during Ramadan.
  • Stick to a schedule. Always get enough sleep. You will have more energy during the day. Light exercises are also beneficial if you find the time.

Following these principles takes no effort, and you will be much safer while driving.


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Drive Cautiously to Be Safe on the Road during Ramadan

Even if you are well rested, other drivers may not be, and that can be dangerous for them as well as you. Keep your car clean and headlights on to be noticeable. 

Stay alert and keep an eye out for tired drivers around you. If someone loses control of their car, you need to be ready to swerve around them.

Ramadan is a time of solemnity and prayer. Be careful on the road so you can focus on what truly matters.

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How to Sell Your Car in Dubai

How to Sell Your Car in Dubai

It can be quite arduous to sell your car in Dubai. Luckily, you don’t have to do everything yourself. Actually, you don’t have to do much at all if you go to the right place. Selling a car can take several days of running around or thirty minutes of waiting. Let’s go over these two options in more detail.

How to Sell Your Car in Dubai by Yourself

The process of selling a car has many steps. It includes finding a trustworthy buyer, doing checkups on the vehicle and lots of paperwork.


The first step is to advertise so that you find a buyer. Don’t hang a sign on the car window. It’s illegal, and it will get your car impounded.

Also, asking around in real life, on social media and forums is not smart. You risk running into scammers. These incidents are all too common, unfortunately.

Thus, the only options left are buying expensive ads or exchanging your vehicle at a dealer. Either way, you are losing money because the dealer will probably offer you a lousy price. These are your options if you want to sell your car in Dubai on your own.


Once you found someone who wants to buy your car, you can’t just hand over the keys, take the money and be on your way.


You need to meet the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) requirements. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Make sure you’re clear of any outstanding finance. Contact your bank to inform the RTA about this. The RTA will send you a confirmation text message in a day or two.
  • Have an RTA test performed on your car. It costs 120 AED, and the certificate you get will be valid for thirty days.
  • Together with the buyer, go to any RTA Testing Centre (like Eppco-Tasjeel) and fill out a transfer form.
  • You need to have all your documents such as IDs, driving license and car test certificate in original plus copies. You get the new registration card and hand it over, together with the car and keys, for the agreed sum.
  • Present your insurance company with proof of the sale. You will then be able to get a refund for the remaining insurance or transfer it to the new owner.

Doing all this can potentially take weeks. Any error in the paperwork or unexpected setback can eat up even more of your time.

However, that’s not the only way to sell your car in Dubai.

How to Sell Us Your Car

We present a better alternative: Sell us your car. You don’t have to do any advertising, and the sale process is incredibly easy.

First, fill out a car valuation form and we will tell you how much the car is worth. It only takes a few minutes. There’s no need to visit a mechanic or haggle for a fair price. We offer it from the start.

Then, if you like the deal, book an appointment with us. Make sure you bring your documents, accessories and spare keys. That way, we can finish the transaction then and there.

Our experts will do another valuation for free. If everything checks out, all you have to do is sit back for about half an hour, enjoy a cup of coffee and we will do all the paperwork. That’s all. We give you the sum, and you’re all set.

Don’t waste precious time. Sell us your car in less than half an hour. Just fill the valuation form and schedule an appointment with us. It’s that simple.

Bently Bentayaga Dubai

The Bentley Bentayga – Dreams Become a Reality

Bentley and SUV weren’t previously two words you would normally see in the same sentence, but that is all about to change with the unveiling of the Bentley Bentayga at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, taking place this week.

Bentley have released the first official photographs of the vehicle, and they are certainly enough to have us licking our lips.

As you would expect from the iconic British car manufacturer, Bentley are not merely coming to occupy a quiet corner of the SUV market, they are aiming to redefine it. A bold statement of intent declares the Bentayga to be the “fastest, most powerful, most luxurious and most exclusive SUV in the world”, and it is hard to argue.

The raw power of the car will be derived from a twin turbo W12 engine. There are also hybrid and V8 models in the pipeline. The Bentayga will be British-made, with production taking place at the company’s Crewe factory in the UK.

In terms of the car’s design, the signature Bentley grille is in place, along with the two stylish creases along the side of the car. A panoramic sun roof and roof rails come as standard, while inside the car the interior is befitting of one of the world’s premier luxury car manufacturers. Leather and wood are used in abundance, and for those drivers who prioritise a comfortable ride even in the most inhospitable of conditions, the front seats are adjustable in 22 ways, no less.

So which new technology has Bentley treated us to in the Bentayga? Well, for a start the Park Assist is super intelligent, even able to help you identify suitable car parking spaces, while the Adaptive Cruise Control feature has been adapted to cater for off-road driving, offering up to eight different settings for easy motoring.

There is entertainment aplenty in the form of the touch screen infotainment system, complete with 60GB hard drive for your media files. The Naim audio speaker system offers 18 speakers around the vehicle for your listening pleasure.

And despite its considerable size, the Bentayga is certainly no slouch. It goes from 0-62mpg in 4.1 seconds by generating 600bhp from its 6.0 litre W12 engine. The Bentayga will be priced at around the £140,000 (750,000AED) mark. For a top of the range model, expect to pay in the region of £200,000 (1 million AED).

With this ambitious move from Bentley we have entered a new era – that of the ultra-luxury SUV.