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Dubai Police Fines

Dubai Police Fines

How to avoid Dubai Police Fines for speeding? How much grace speed limit is allowed? Which road have two speed limits? 

Read below for all answers
Estimated read time: 3 minutes

Speeding radar fine is the most common fine in Dubai. Many drivers drive much below speed limit to avoid these hefty fines and other get fines thinking that some leeway is allowed without knowing the exact grace limit. 

Speeding radar in most of the Dubai road has been set to 20 km above the speed limit assign to that road, but sadly many of us are unaware of this fact. There are no traffic fines issued by Dubai Police if you drive safely within that grace limit of 20 km in most of the Dubai roads mentioned below. You will only get Dubai police traffic fines once you exceed the 20 km as radar limit is set to trigger flash at +21 km in most of the Dubai roads. Some times this lack of information causes drivers delay and slow moving cars block the fast moving traffic who want to utilize this 20 km grace speed safely in the fast lane.

Out of all Dubai roads, Sheikh Zayed Road is an exception to have two speed limits. The SZR that passes through Dubai has 100 km speed limit and radar will trigger at 121 km. Second speed limit of 120 km is set after crossing Jebel Ali (going out from Dubai), if you are driving towards Abu Dhabi and radar will trigger at 141 km.

We hope this blog post will help all of Dubai drivers, so that we can bring awareness of a difference in speed limit vs radar limit in Dubai and help ease up the daily congestion on Dubai roads.

Also read, most comprehensive list of RTA Fines and Traffic Fines in the UAE to avoid other fines.

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Sr. No. Road No. Street Speed Limit Radar Limit
1 E 11 Sheikh Zayed Road after Jebel Ali 120 km 141 km
2 E 77 Lahbab Road 120 km 141 km
3 E 311 Sh. Mohammed Bin Zayed Road 120 km 141 km
4 E 611 Emirates Road 120 km 141 km
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5 E 44 Dubai - Hatta Road 100 km 121 km
6 E 66 Dubai - Al Ain Road 100 km 121 km
7 E 11 Al Ittihad and Sheikh Zayed Road 100 km 121 km
8 E 44 Ras Al Khor and Al Aweer Road 100 km 121 km
9 E 44 Business Bay and Al Khail Road 100 km 121 km
10 D 50 Wadi Al Amardi Street 100 km 121 km
11 D 63 Umm Suqeim Road   90 km 111 km
12 D 71 Al Safa Street 100 km 121 km
13 D 75 Sheikh Rashed Road 100 km 121 km
14 D 83 Al Rebat Street 100 km 121 km
15 D 89 Al Khawaneej Road 100 km 121 km
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16 D 60 Beirut Street 80 km 101 km
17 D 62 Nad Al Hamar Road 80 km 101 km
18 D 64 Damascus Street 80 km 101 km
19 E 66 Oud Metha Road 80 km 101 km
20 D 78 Umm Hurair Street 80 km 101 km
21 D 78 Abu Baker Al Siddique Road 80 km 101 km
22 D 79 Nahda Street 80 km 101 km
23 D 80 Salahuddin Road 80 km 101 km
24 D 82 Al Rasheed Road 80 km 101 km
25 D 85 Baniyas Road 80 km 101 km
26 D 88 Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road 80 km 101 km
27 D 88 Trade Center Road 80 km 101 km
28 D 89 Airport Road and Al Maktoum Street 80 km 101 km
29 D 91 Abu Hail Road and Al Quds Street 80 km 101 km
30 D 92 Al Khaleej Road 80 km 101 km
31 D 93 Al Wuheida and Tunis Road 80 km 101 km
32 D 94 Al Sufouh Road 80 km 101 km
33   Mankhool Street 80 km 101 km
34   2nd of December Street 80 km 101 km
35   Oman Street 80 km 101 km
36   Port Road 80 km 101 km

 

Source: Dubai Police website.
Last updated: 11 June 2016

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Fastest car in the world

To be the Fastest car in the world is the priceless feeling for any car development team that spends so much time and effort to beat the world record. Sadly this feeling is absolutely temporary in today's modern world where this records get beaten every now and then.

“Top Speed” is the most exciting part of any car that everyone pays EXTRA attention while buying or browsing. With great advancement in technologies, car speeds have risen from 40 Kmph to above 400 Kmph in last 50 years.

Every inch of speed, multiplies human heartbeat and that’s why today car companies are paying extra attention in making road worthy cars faster and faster. To produce the "fastest car in the world" takes lot more than just an engine horsepower, as company need to balance the car power to weight ratio and design a car that is lot lighter and more agile aerodynamically to beat the previous fastest record.

The list below of Top 10 fastest cars in the world is compiled by considering all the following features combined together: Tested, Claimed, Certified, Production car, non production (hand build / custom made) etc. As we believe the that there should be a complete list of ACTUAL "Fastest car in the world" that is road worthy.

The Top 10 fastest cars in the world

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10. NOBLE M600

Although last but not the least in the list this Noble M600 produced by Noble Automotive is the fastest than any available Lamborghini and Ferrari. Noble has been proudly hand built in the United Kingdom (outskirts of Leicester).

Launched in 2010 Noble M600 has a top speed of 362 Kmph (225 Mph) powered with 650 hp Yamaha derived Volvo 4.4 liter twin-turbo V8 engine. Noble M600 weighs just 1200 kgs and reaches 0-100 kms within 3.0 seconds (faster than mclaren and Koenigsegg CCX) with a very decent price tag of 450,000 USD (AED 1.65 Million).

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9. McLaren F1

McLaren F1 is one of oldest and longest record holding "fastest car in the world" since 1998 till 2005 by McLaren Automotive. After 7 years McLaren record was beaten by Bugatti Veyron.

McLaren F1 has a top speed of 372 Kmph (231 Mph) powered with 618 hp BMW M - 60 degree 6.1 liter, V12 engine. McLaren weighs mere 1138 kgs and reaches 0-100 kms within 3.4 seconds with a price tag of 800,000 USD (AED 2.9 Million).

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8. RUF CTR3

Launched in Bahrain in 2007 RUF CTR3 from Ruf Automobile based out of Porsche pure performance DNA. 

RUF CTR3 has a top speed of 375 Kmph (233 Mph) powered with 766 hp 3.8-litre flat-six Porsche unit with twin KK&K turbochargers. It weighs about 1375 kgs and reaches 0-100 kms within 3.1 seconds with a price tag of 510,000 USD (AED 1.87 Million).

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7. Pagani Huayra

After the super success of Pagani Zonda, Pagani Automobili shown the world their most dramatic next upgraded beast as Pagani Huayra in 2012. Huayra means a wind-god received "Hypercar of the year 2012" by Top Gear Magazine.

Pagani Huayra is capable of reaching the top speed of 383 Kmph (238 Mph) powered with 720 hp Mercedes-AMG 6 liter bi-turbo V12. It weighs under 1350 kgs and reaches 0-100 kms in just about 3.0 seconds with a price tag of 1,300,000 USD (AED 4.77 Million).

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6. Lykan HyperSport

One of our (personal favorite) homegrown Dubai based W motor most expensive sought after Lykan HyperSport made a big bang presence with Furious 7. Lykan is the first super or hypercar made in the Arab world to make all of us proud here in the UAE.

Lykan Hypersport achieves the top speed of 390 Kmph (240 Mph) powered with 780 hp RUF 3.7 litre twin-turbocharged Flat-six engine. It weighs approx. 1380 kgs and reaches 0-100 kms in 2.8 seconds with a hefty price tag of 3,400,000 USD (AED 12.5 Million).

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5. Koenigsegg CCX

This is the Koenigsegg Automotive second car Koenigsegg CCX in the top 10 fastest cars list produced from 2005 till 2015 and launched in 2006 Geneva Motor Show

Koenigsegg CCX boasts the top speed of 395 Kmph (245 Mph) powered with 806 hp 4.7-liter twin supercharged V8. Koenigsegg CCX weighs at 1456 kgs and hit 0-100 in 3.2 seconds with a moderate price of 700,000 USD (AED 2.5 Million).

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4. SSC Ultimate Aero TT

As the name suggest it was designed to be the world fastest car in 2007 by SSC North America (Shelby Super Car). SSC ultimate Aero held the title of fastest production car from 2007-2010 until Bugatti Veyron has taken that crown.

SSC Ultimate Aero is the first car in today's top 10 fastest cars in the world to hit the top speed above 400 Kmph mark (from bottom of the list), and reaches to 412 Kmph (256 Mph) powered with enormous 1183 hp Corvette C5R 6.3-liter twin-turbocharged V8. SSC Ultimate Aero weighs about 1393 kgs and hit 0-100 in less than 2.8 seconds with a very humble price of 600,000 USD (AED 2.2 Million).

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3. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport is one of the most sexiest and most famous "fastest car in the world" till date by Bugatti Automobile. Bugatti Veyron has broken many records and beaten lot of hyper cars and super car record by seconds and miles.

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hits the top speed of 427 Kmph (265 Mph) powered with 1184 hp from humongous 8.0 liter quad-turbocharged W16 engine. No other supercars in this list uses this big 8.0 liter engine with these many (4) turbo chargers as Bugatti does. With this big engine comes the big weight of 1888 kgs, the most heaviest car in this list but still manage to sprint 0-100 just under 2.5 seconds with a grand price tag of 2,700,000 USD (AED 10 Million).

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2. Hennessey Venom GT

In 2013 Hennessey Venom GT from Hennessey Performance has set the Guinness World Record for the fastest production car to sprint 0-300 kmph.  

Hennessey Venom GT has top speed of 435 Kmph (270 Mph) powered with the biggest horsepower producing engine in this top ten list. Venom GT cranks 1244 hp with GM LS7 7.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Weighing just 1244 kgs Venom GT toches 0-100 kmph in mere 2.5 seconds and comes with reasonable price of 1,250,000 USD (AED 4.58 Million).

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1. Koenigsegg Agera R

Koenigsegg Agera R launched in 2011 in Geneva Motor Show by Koenigsegg Automotive stolen many hearts for it's most beautiful looks and amazing performance.

Koenigsegg Agera R claims to reach 439 Kmph (273 Mph) powered with 1124 hp twin-turbocharged V8 engine. Koenigsegg Agera R weighing around 1435 kgs  and hits 0-100 in just about 2.8 seconds and comes with grand price of 1,600,000 USD (AED 5.82 Million).

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Friendly Disclaimer: A lot of time, effort, resources and rational thinking has been put together for hand crafting this beautiful list of Top 10 fastest cars in the world. Idea is to create something unique and interesting that doesn't exist anywhere yet than just replicating the ready list of Guinness World record or some motor authority certified results. Mixing the different league of production car vs custom build or new vs old etc. has been done intentionally to create a single unified list of ACTUAL fastest cars in the world on only two key parameters: "Top speed" and "road worthiness" for real car enthusiast's here at Carnity.com.

Apologies if your favorite Lambo and Ferrari didn't made in the list, because their Top speed is slower than 362 Kmph (225 Mph). Or your Bloodhound supersonic capable of 1000 Mph didn't made in the list, because they are for desert or salt track and not road worthy enough.

Having said all of the above, in case you find any information is inaccurate or wrongly positioned then please let us know and we will re-evaluate that finding and reflect in above list as fast as we can.

Btw, we are serious that this is the one and only unique list in the world. So be sure you will be the first to share this with your friend's ;-) 

Carnity

RTA Smart Drive app is better than Google Maps and Sygic in UAE

Based on thorough test by many users we officially confirms that RTA Smart Drive navigation app is much better, intuitive and user friendly than Google maps and Sygic (offline maps) in the UAE.

Launched by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in late 2014, RTA Smart Drive app gained tremendous initial response and then consistent growth in number of users due to it's local intelligence.  RTA Smart Drive app tries to help motorists drive faster by selecting the shortest route that have less congestion based on real-time traffic information. Although this app works in whole UAE, but it works the best in Dubai due to it's aggressive real-time feed from below various sources:

  1. Traffic congestion reported by the flow of 8,000 taxis
  2. People reporting traffic obstructions through app
  3. Surveillance cameras on intersections
  4. Accidents reported by Dubai Police
  5. Planned traffic diversions by RTA

RTA Smart Drive app notable features that making it better than Google Maps:

  1. Intuitive Speed Limit Display: Very intelligent and intuitively placed on top left corner and will only display when you exceed limit and then disappear when you are with in speed limit. It also flashes the red circle when you exceed speed limit beyond the 20 kms grace limit on most of the Dubai roads.
  2. Closest Fuel Station Display: Very thoughtful of RTA to add one or two nearest fuel station displayed all the time on top right corner so that drivers can plan their fill-up and breaks on the route.
  3. Accurate Live Traffic System: Highly accurate and most updated live traffic has been used within Dubai for the success of this great free app for the motorists. RTA combines the feed from Dubai police, Dubai Taxi's, Surveillance Cameras etc to keep this live feed reporting the most latest congestion and accidents on the Dubai roads. Although this app works in whole UAE, but without live traffic layer for outside Dubai area. By planning the fastest and shortest route with no congestion you can save fuel cost by hypermile.
  4. Extensive Local Support: Dubai RTA is providing amazing local support via email and plenty of YouTube videos to educate motorists to use this app more efficiently and benefit everyone by reducing the traffic congestion on the Dubai roads.
  5. Display Latest Detour and Under Construction Areas: With plenty of development here in Dubai, road maps are always evolving and updating on daily basis. This RTA Smart Drive app shows all the planned traffic diversions, detour and even factor them while planning routes and offer the various choices based on drive time and distance. This way you can also avoid plenty of RTA Fines and Traffic Fines in the UAE.
  6. Routes with multiple destinations: This rarely used but great feature that has been missed out from almost all navigation apps, makes it way in RTA Smart Drive. Now you can plan your route from Bur Dubai to JLT and add stop-over at Karama and Al Quoz to pick your friends on the way.
  7. Offline Maps: Using mobile data is not always desirable by many users, hence RTA Smart Drive answers this need very nicely that once installed and updated over wifi connection, it works absolutely great without internet connection except the live traffic layer that needs tiny bit of mobile data to fetch the latest congested routes.
  8. Breadcrumb trail: Small feature but very useful to see the purple breadcrumb trail of the road behind you while driving. This will definitely help the user when in new area, so that they don't circle same area more than once.
  9. Stopwatch timer: Last but not least, RTA Smart Drive features the stopwatch timer to record the distance, time, top speed and average speed from point A to B. Now you can record your best lap to office daily. :-)

 

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Download, Install and Initial Setup

 

Explore Settings

 

Live Traffic and Map Control

 

Working with Places

 

Searching Places

 

Working with Routes

 

Using Navigation Features

 

Sharing Places and Routes

 

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RTA Fines: Comprehensive List of RTA fines in the UAE.

Below is the latest list of RTA Fines in the UAE, compiled by calling RTA call center at 800 9090 and seeking an advise from RTA personnel's over the email.

Inquiry and payment of RTA Fines in the UAE:

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RTA Fines Description Amount
   
Right of way 5,000 AED
Passengers Smuggling / Illegal Taxi 4,000 AED
Using Bus / Taxi lane    500 AED
Displaying vehicle for sale advertisement    500 AED
Parking in disabled parking without permit    500 AED
Salik crossing without tag - third time     400 AED
Salik crossing without tag - second time       200 AED
Failure to display parking ticket on dashboard    150 AED
Salik crossing without tag - first time     100 AED
Overstaying parking after parking ticket expires    100 AED
Exceeding maximum parking time    100 AED
Salik crossing without insufficient funds      50 AED

Last update on 30 May 2016.

 

Traffic Fines: Comprehensive list of common traffic fines in the UAE.

Below is the latest and most commonly used traffic fines in the UAE, compiled by Dubai police website.

Click here for complete list of Dubai Police Traffic Fines, which is also same for Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah as per UAE unified federal traffic law.

Inquiry and payment of Traffic Fines in the UAE:


20 Km Grace limit: Dubai Police fines difference between speed limit and radar limit
 

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Traffic Fines Description     Amount
   
Driving under the influence of alcohol / drugs 20,000 AED
Dangerously / Reckless driving   2,000 AED
Parking in fire hydrant / special needs parking   1,000 AED
Over speeding by 60 kmph than the speed limit   1,000 AED
Over speeding by 50 kmph than the speed limit      900 AED
Jumping a red light           800 AED
Over speeding by 40 kmph than the speed limit      800 AED
Over speeding by 30 kmph than the speed limit      700 AED
Over speeding by 20 kmph than the speed limit      600 AED
Overtaking on a hard shoulder      600 AED
Not stopping on pedestrian crossings      500 AED
Failing to Give way to emergency vehicles      500 AED
Stopping on yellow box      500 AED
Exceeding 30% window tinting      500 AED
Throwing trash on the road      500 AED
Driving a noisy vehicle      500 AED
Not using seat belt while driving      400 AED
Failure to leave a safe distance      400 AED
Allowing children under 10 years to sit in front      400 AED
Land Discipline / Sudden swerve      200 AED
Use of handheld mobile phone while driving      200 AED
Blocking traffic      200 AED
Parking on pavement      200 AED
Driving below minimum speed      200 AED
Not carrying driving license while driving      100 AED
Not carry vehicle registration card while driving      100 AED

Last update on 30 May 2016.

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30 Fuel Saving Tips For Saving Over 30 Percent On Fuel Cost

Hypermile: Extreme Energy Efficient Driving

Estimated read time: 10 minutes

Hypermiling is an art of saving fuel by understanding and reducing the driving habits or ways that sips extra fuel on every mile (km) you drive. Without knowing the below little secrets we conveniently blame the vehicle or car manufacturer to design such fuel thirsty cars. Of course we agree some cars are more fuel sipping than others that have been engineered with fuel efficiency in mind, but still you can control the fuel efficiency over 30 percent by simply following the below fuel saving tips.

For result-oriented fuel-saving one need to understand the basic science behind the fuel consumption in simple language. When your body work out hard or run a long stretch, you eat more food. Similarly car fuel consumption depends on these basic science that how hard you drive and how much load you carry from place A to place B. Secondly how you can reduce the drag against the incoming air as a basic law of physics. Running on treadmill is easy, than walking with the 2 pounds little weight straps tied on your ankle which increases your drag weight and makes it harder for your body.

 

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Engine and Drive-train

1. Avoid Idling: One of the biggest factor affecting the fuel mileage is to let the car engine run idle for long time in parking, while loading/unloading, while pulling over for phone call or GPS routing etc. You should even switch off the car engine on longer traffic signal that last more than 30 seconds. Roughly every 1 minute spent on idling consume fuel for 2 km's drive (this may vary dramatically based on the size of the engine and use of A/C).

During idling the combustion of the air/fuel mixture is not completed efficiently, meaning that some fuel gets deposited on the cylinder walls. This removes the protective lubricating film, which in turn causes increased mechanical wear, and oil dilution over long periods. 

2. Check tire pressure weekly: Second most important factor for saving fuel is to drive with fully inflated tires. Even if your car has TPMS (Tire pressure monitoring system) still keep a close check of all tires pressure all the time. TPMS will raise alarm when tire is generally lower by 5-7 psi and this variance is enough to cause additional drag for your car to consume extra fuel. Lower the tire pressure = higher fuel consumption.

3. Use higher gear: As much as possible, use the highest gear available in your car. If your car has an option of OD (Over Drive), leave it engaged all the time as this will switch to next higher gear as soon as possible. If your car gear transmission comes with economy mode, leave it on ECO mode always as it will shift gear faster for achieving better fuel mileage.

In manual transmissions match the gear selection to the road and engine speed. Using too higher gears can actually use more fuel because a bigger throttle opening is required to overcome the effects of gear ratios that do not match the car’s speed.

4. Regular car service: Periodic servicing as mentioned in car owners manual must be done to change the engine oil, engine oil filter, clean or replace the engine air filter. These three things regular maintenance is very important for optimizing the fuel efficiency and also to keep your car engine running happy and healthy for long time. 

5. AC on circulation and Eco mode: Set your car air conditioner to recirculate cabin air as it will use less power keep the cool air cold, than cooling the outside hot air to cool in open vent setting. Also use AC in eco mode that frequently switches off the compressor and work more with re-circulation of cold air, which reduces significant load on engine fuel economy.

 

Driver (Real nut behind the wheels)

6. Drive at ease: Driving at easy behavior to accelerate gradually and braking slowly will amazingly increase the fuel efficiency, than sharp speeding and braking while driving in rush.

7. Plan your brakes: Anticipate the traffic or turn ahead of you to avoid hard braking. Always keep an eye on brake light of 3-4 vehicles ahead of you and leave the acceleration as soon they brake. This will give you enough time to slowly approach the braking vehicle and slow down your car with little or no brake. This conserve lot of fuel and also saves the brake pads and brake rotors/disc.

Always keep a long enough following distance to the vehicle directly in front of you to avoid having to adapt your own speed to the traffic flow all the time. Maintain a following distance of at least four to five seconds to avoid continually having to brake and accelerate.   

8. Plan your stops: While approaching red signal, leave the acceleration from a distance and hold brake gently as if to approach the signal when it’s green. Idea is to use the car momentum as much as possible and not to start the car from stand still point (if possible).

By sticking to the speed limits, you can catch all the lights on green if you catch the first one on green. Majority of the traffic lights are synchronized to the speed limits, so by driving smart, you can avoid having to stop at all traffic lights.

9. Rev less: Try to drive around 2000 rpm or less by driving in higher gear or by softer acceleration in automatic cars. Higher the engine rev’s it takes lot more fuel and covers less distance. Leave high revs for the fastest car in the world and not for daily drive.

Drive a manual car in its most effective rev range. Smaller engines need to be run at about 3000 to 3200 RPM to work comfortably, so use proper gear selection and matching engine speeds to use the least amount of fuel. Making a small engine labor at lower revs requires bigger throttle openings, which uses more fuel to maintain power and speed.  

10. Shift to Neutral when stopped: Make a habit of shifting gear in Neutral as soon as you stop in traffic or elsewhere where your car is not moving. Keeping car engaged in D (Drive) waste lot more fuel when engine is pushing car forward and brake is holding it back.

 

Vehicle Dynamics

11. Tire size and weight: Always get the OEM tire size of recommended tire brand. Increasing the tire size or the weight can cause dramatic change in fuel consumption. Lighter the tires, better the fuel efficiency and vice-versa.

While it is true that correct tire pressures can improve fuel consumption by up to 3%, although much of this saving can be offset by using non-standard tires. Fitting wider and bigger tires can actually use more fuel than standard equipment due to the increased rolling resistance of wider tires. Always keep tires as close to the original size/width as possible to get the biggest savings. 

12. Switch off DRL: Turn off the DRL (Daytime Running Lights) if it’s not needed in bright and shiny day, this also adds bit of extra overhead for fuel consumption.

13. Close Windows and Sunroof: While driving at higher speed, it’s better to drive with all windows and sunroof closed to reduce the aerodynamic drag.

14. Clear your trunk (boot): Remove all unwanted stuff from the trunk and backseat, as every single object weight “really” adds up to increased fuel consumption.

15. Remove unused roof rack: Just like above, if you aren’t using those roof rack frequently then better get rid of and save few liters on every fill-up. Roof rack adds weight and also affect the aerodynamics of the vehicle.

 

Make better Choices

16. Drive on tarmac than off-road: Prefer to drive on tarmac than on loose gravel or sandy patch that has less traction and result in consuming more engine power at higher fuel consumption.

17. Cruise control or steady throttle: Idea is to drive a vehicle at any constant speed to increase the fuel efficiency. Cruise control is good for straight roads, but bad for incline and declining roads. It is best to develop a throttle control to keep it at set constant position at all the time for best gains.

18. Choose less crowded fuel station: Plan your fuel fill-ups in time especially in evening or night and avoid busy fuel station that will keep your car running idle for minutes and spoil the fuel economy.

19. Don’t warm up the car: It’s a thing of past now, as all modern cars doesn’t require warming up the engine for 5-10 minutes. While you start, drive gently (no hard acceleration) is more than enough to warm the engine oil and protect your car engine.

20. Use soft music while driving: The choice of soft music will make you more attentive and considerate on the road with all of the above fuel saving tips. Fast or upbeat number will aggravate you more to forget all and drive fast as possible and race to finish line.

 

Plan and Monitor

21. Track your fuel consumption: For improving the fuel mileage, one needs to track it on every fill-up and then compare with previous mileage to improve further. Fuelly is one good site and app that offers tracking fuel fill-ups very efficiently and do the cross comparison with previous tank reading to encourage driver.

22. Display fuel consumption in cluster: If your car comes with fuel consumption display then drive it with that all the time to keep a constant eye on your driving behavior and constantly challenge and remind yourself to improve it.

23. Take the empty roads: Prefer to choose empty road while routing than the traffic filled road, as car consumes a lot of extra fuel in stop and go traffic. Example: 5 kms stretch in 20 mins will sip more fuel than 10 km stretch in 20 mins.

You can plan the shortest and fastest route by using the GPS navigation by using the traffic layer. Dubai residents can use amazing RTA Smart Drive app to drive efficiently.

24. Drive around economy zone: Every car speedometer has two little green point around 40-60 and 80-100 range indicating the best fuel economy zone. Try to drive within or around that economy zone as much as possible.

25. Start early to avoid rush: Start 5-10 minutes early to avoid rush hours or rushing at high speed or get stuck in stop-and-go traffic which is worst for fuel mileage.

 

External Factors

26. No to drive-ins: Start saying no to drive-in restaurants and café that get you stuck in the queue for several minutes and spoil the fuel economy. It’s better to step out and stretch little while waiting for your order.

27. Pick the clean lane: While driving in a clean lane you can control your gradual speeding and plan your brakes than in busy lane that forces you to brake and speed-up all the time.

28. Honk if needed: If you suspect the car in next lane gliding towards your lane without an indicator, just honk a little to get to his attention and avoid any hard braking or sudden manoeuver.

29. Adhere to the speed limit: If you adhere to the assigned road speed limit then you are among majority of the car driver on the road and you don’t have to slow down or pace up suddenly. These sudden increase or decrease in speed takes the toll on the fuel mileage.

This way you can also avoid Dubai Police Fines for over-speeding and also avoid other RTA Fines and Traffic Fines in the UAE.

30. Park in shade: As this will heat up your car less and which will use lesser air conditioning to cool car cabin and result in less fuel consumption and more comfortable drive.

Saleem

Project Car

Dear Stars

Tell us about you project Car, are you planing for a project car, do you need support or someone to share with or advices

Which type of project? restoration, sport, mechanics, electrical or chip tuning, body works, comfort or recreational.

Carnity

This year Gulf Car Festival 2016 was bigger and better than the previous one, marching closer to hit the top automotive marque in the UAE. Carnity team has attend for all three days and met lot of Car Enthusiast's in the festival who have been preparing their cars with amazing decor, tuning and upgrades for the show.

First day was dedicated to the Muscle cars from Ford Mustang to Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge, where lot of ponies were on displays with lot of amazing artwork done on few like UAE Motorchic and few cars from UAE Camaro club especially the RAK plate yellow+black transformer (really nice taste) and Carsholic Monster Camaro (Ajman Plate) was a real show stopper along with Hello Kitty theme Camaro Queen (Dubai plate). Apart from these ponies there were nicely done Jeep wrangler unlimited from Argoob that literally shows how to raise a bar for extreme off-road modifications.

Second day was dedicated for the exotic car category and displayed beautifully done Nissan GT-R and Porsche 911 from LB performance, plenty of Corvette from oldest to the newest models in great shape and in pristine restored condition, throttling to ear deafening rev limiters.

Third day was dedicated to trucks and JDM tuned cars and it displayed amazing level of truck modification that many truck owners have done with aggressive styling and meticulous attention to detailing. JDM cars were no less to impress the visitors with their heart thumping rev battle and amazing display of backfires for continuous stretch.

For all three days on action arena Naji and his team (specially trained drifter) from Lebanon hold the crowd without fail on two different slots every day. Amazing performance and the only wish we had that there should be higher seating without the view getting blocked from the trees. We hope that in next event, this action arena can grow in size and have better seating on all four sides.

Overall Gulf Car Festival was much planned and very well put together action packed event by Events ME. Managing the inventory of over 800 cars in 3 days without any glitch is really a commendable job.

Gulf Car Festival 2016 Video (2:43 Min)

 

Gulf Car Festival 2016 Pictures (60 Images)

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EMMA Arabia

Carnity attended EMMA Arabia - Underground Party at City Walk, Dubai on 22 April 2016. This event is primarily focused on highly modified Car audio system, engine performance, body modifications, interior modifications, sounds and lights. All participants are judged by EMMA Arabia jury and awarded accordingly in their best categories. Although most of the cars were same as we have seen in the last week Gulf Car Festival at Bay avenue, but we still came across few amazing car owners who have modified their cars to extreme. Below pictures are the one that have done serious job on their cars to bring the individuality to match their personality. 

Omani Lexus GS430 showing the great body work to open all the doors, trunk and hood in a new creative style by hamadi.311. Roush Mustang with Lambo doors. Another blue Lexus with amazing artwork in the engine bay, the most neglected area of all cars. Chevy Camaro with red engine bay to match the red tron-styled wheels is another classy example of mod done with an excellent taste. Then there is extreme modified old Mercedes SUV transformed into sound station loud enough to rock the aliens in the near-by galaxy. Then there was orange and silver silverado with awesome body paintwork and highly souped up sound system. There are many more beautiful done rides with an awesome taste and extreme look and feel as seen in pictures below.

 

EMMA Arabia, April 2016 Video (2:40 Min)

 

 

EMMA Arabia, April 2016 Pictures (42 Images)

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10 Factors Affecting Used Cars Depreciation

FAIR WAY TO DEPRECIATE USED CARS

Estimated read time: 10 minutes

Apart from the "Age" and "Mileage" there are several other important and notable factors that impact any used car depreciation value. Car's age and mileage only contribute to the 40% of the depreciation value and remaining 60% usually left open without a fair consideration. While buying or selling any used car one should fairly consider all the below 10 points with listed percentage value to evaluate the car at right pricing.

As car depreciation is the main cost factor after the fuel cost, which the car owners need to understand in greater detail to better plan and execute the used car buying and selling intelligently. While buying or selling any used car, the market condition will play important role, so if buyer and seller is reasonably educated on the fair price then car dealing is much easier and effective for both the parties.

Below 10 factors has been assigned as per their contributing values in the total used car depreciation cost. You should add / remove their percentage values as per the conditions met to adjust the final depreciation value. Percentage values has been assigned to make it clear to novice user that how much up/down depreciation cost should go in certain criteria. Example: A car with high mileage can still fetch more value than the low mileage car if all other 9 factors goes in it's favor and all other 9 factors goes against the low mileage car. 
 

 

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  1. MODEL YEAR (AGE) - 20%: Car age is indeed the first most important factor for identifying the car depreciation value. Older the car more depreciation will be mounted. Cars usually depreciate more in the first year of ownership and then from second and third year onward it picks a flat depreciation rate from 10% - 15% a year. Usually higher in German, US and UK cars than in Japanese and Korean brands. Click here to understand more on the age depreciation in detail.
     
  2. MILEAGE - 20%: As car are meant to be driven, so with higher mileage you effectively wear out everything in the car from Engine to Gearbox and HVAC to all electronics etc. Average per year mileage should be in range of 18,000 Kms - 24,000 Kms and anything more than this range will reflect in the higher depreciation value resulting in lower resale price.
     
  3. CAR CONDITION - 10%: Exterior and Interior general condition plays very important role in deciding the car resale value. Scratched exterior, dented bumpers, torn seats, broken/missing interior parts like knobs and dial will contribute to lower resale value and vice versa. Secondly, if the car has been involved in an accident and repainted substantially also contribute majorly towards the lower resale value.
     
  4. DEALER WARRANTY - 10%: Needless to say, if any used car comes with dealer warranty then next owner can drive more peacefully and be rest assure that car is in good health and also be backed with dealer warranty in case of something major component fails. Btw, it's a new trend from certain car dealers to not to transfer the existing warranty, so one should better check with the dealer before assuming.
     
  5. SERVICE HISTORY - 10%: This one is the most ignored key factor while buying or selling used cars. A proper dealer service history or servicing records from a competent workshop adds a huge boost to the used car sale price, as it shows that previous owner has done all the required vehicle maintenance as per periodic schedule so that new owner will not pay for the defer maintenance.
     
  6. RELIABILITY - 10%: Car reliability depends on analyzing the problems experienced by the owner in critical areas like: features and controls, engine and transmission, HVAC, electronics etc. The higher the reliability of certain car models offers the higher the resale value. As no one want's to buy the car that break apart after few years and it often goes for sale at dirt cheap prices.
     
  7. MODEL SHAPE - 5%: Almost all car model shape keeps getting changed every 3-5 years unless it's LR defender, lol. While buying and selling used car, the model shape that is same or closest to the existing year model shape will fetch the better resale value as compare to few versions older shape. Yes, this imply to the face-lifted car models even, but does not apply to the reshaped modelling done by the previous owners.
     
  8. FUEL ECONOMY - 5%:  Used car with highest fuel economy will get the better resale value in the same niche. As it's one of the most important cost factor that reflect on monthly cost, many new car buyers simply rule out the gas guzzlers which make their demand less and cause for lesser resale value (marginally). Learn more on how to save fuel cost by hypermile.
     
  9. MODEL SIZE - 5%: Although not so important in many car dealing, but regular size is the king for the best resale value in similar niche. Extra small (compact) or extra-large cars will fetch a tad lower resale value unless you are in market for 2 door Nissan Patrol or 2 door Land Cruiser that still hold insane resale value.
     
  10. OWNERSHIP - 5%: Lesser the number of previous owners are better for resale value as that will comfort the new owners marginally to factor previous owner behavior variations with the car ownership in the past. Multiple previous owners can also cause the deal to decline if the buyer is very sensitive on this issue, let alone the lower resale value.

 

 

Carnity

Dubai Police App For Traffic Accident Reporting

Now get Instant Dubai Traffic Accident Report In 2 minutes on SMS

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

Dubai Police always surprises with the smartest ideas in the market but this one proves to be very intelligent and helpful for Dubai motorists. Dubai Police App (Android and IOS) features "Report Traffic Accident" tab in favorite section. Once you initiate the traffic accident reporting and follow super simple instruction on the screen, you will get an instant traffic accident report in less than 2 minutes. However you will still get your RTA Fines and Dubai Police Traffic Fines if it's applicable in your accident scenario.

What a great way to save everyone's time and reduce the traffic congestion by clearing the accidental cars back on the road in no time.

  1. Download and open the app - "Dubai Police"
  2. In Favorite section - Slide to find "Report Traffic Accident" Icon
  3. Click on the icon and initiate report an accident anywhere within Dubai
  4. App will automatically pickup your location and also show you the nearest police station
  5. If any involved party is not agreeing to their fault - call the police
  6. If any party sustain any injury minor / major - call the police
  7. If there are no injuries and any one party admits their fault then you can report it through Dubai Police App
  8. In next step take the picture of your car damage and other car damage within the app
  9. Enter your and other car details, driver details, mobile number, email address and submit
  10. You will receive an instant SMS with a link to download your Green / Red accident report paper.

Read here for more details on Dubai Police Fines for over-speeding and avoid expensive fines in Dubai.

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Carnity

MotionX GPS Navigation App for iOS users

One of the best GPS Navigation App thoroughly tested in UAE for off-road use

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

After an extensive test based among many GPS Navigation app for iOS and Android smartphones, we finally settled for MotionX being the best GPS navigation app. MotionX GPS offers very intelligent and intuitive way to adapt to the different conditions and offer simple yet powerful GPS navigation app that is totally impressive. We have been testing MotionX for over 3-4 months time now on 20+ different routes and terrains from sand, wadi, mountains and ocean and it simply never failed on anything.

Unlike many other smartphone navigation app, MotionX doesn't heat up the phone or chew extensive battery. It also doesn't break the signal in middle of no coverage area and always continue to record/show the track as expected. The only Android app that comes closer to MotionX is Maverick, but it still has some teething issues and need some more time to mature.

Fullpower released the MotionX-GPS for iPhone users in October 2008 and since then they have been successfully capturing the new technology and enhancing this navigation app capabilities. MotionX-GPS is a handheld GPS Multi-Sport app for runners, hikers, sailors, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), cyclists, geocachers, and other outdoor sport enthusiasts. It leverages the iPhone built-in GPS chip as well as other on-board sensors to provide location data. MotionX-GPS supports map data provided by OpenStreetMap, Google, Bing, Apple and others.

One of our personal favorite feature in MotionX is it's capability to allow you to load Google satellite maps that can show the dunes formation, slip faces, sabkha's, wadi's, easy access points etc. (if you know how to read google maps). Of course this feature requires 3G / 4G connection when venturing in new area, but if you browse area before at home or on 4G then it can comfortably load cached map and allow you to record tracks, timing and waypoints easily. It's really an intelligent way to beat Garmin's Montana - Bird's eye view (paid subscription) in a comfort of your pocket size existing smartphone, no more devices to handle on dashboard while hitting the dunes.

Some of the key and best features:

  • MAPS
    • See your position and tracks anywhere in the world on fast live MotionX open topographic and road maps.
    • Course-up and direction-up maps.
    • Best map selection from 14 different sources: Google, Bing, Apple Road, Satellite and Hybrid maps.
       
  • RECORD TRACKS
    • Record and save up to 300 tracks.
    • See your track in real-time with Track up, North up, or Direction Up, then follow it later if you want to retrace your path.
    • Record time, distance, speed and max speed.
    • Live speed and altitude graphs.
       
  • MARK WAYPOINTS
    • Save up to 2500 personal waypoints for your favorite locations.
    • Use the MotionX TapTap® tool for easy waypoint creation.
    • Add a geotagged photo to capture the moment!
       
  • ONBOARD MAPS
    • Most accurate iPhone GPS App
    • Downloading and storing maps for offline access is faster and easier than ever.
    • MotionX maps can be cached for offline access and lightning fast rendering!
    • MotionX Terrain and Road maps and NOAA marine charts can be downloaded for offline use for free.
       
  • NAVIGATION
    • Use the compass for orientation in True or Magnetic bearings.
    • Visualize your progress and ETA while navigating.
    • View coordinates in UTM, MGRS, OSGB (UK grid), Lat/Lon format.
       
  • SHARING
    • Post your tracks and waypoints to Facebook or Twitter, or email them to share.
    • Share your location and see where your friends are in real-time using the Auto Live Updates feature.

Source: http://gps.motionx.com/iphone/overview/

How to install

  • Go to Apple App Store
  • Search for MotionX GPS (from Fullpower)
  • Click on Get and install
  • Price: 7.29 AED (2 USD)
  • Size: 49.7 MB
  • Requires iOS 8.0 or above
  • Over 5 million users, top rated around the world

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