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15 July 2024

One million vehicles in Abu Dhabi last year

By Wam

The Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department of the Abu Dhabi Police announced that the number of vehicles in Abu Dhabi amounted to 1,016,740 last year.

The department also stressed the provision of its various services to vehicles owners wherever they are in their areas of residence.

According to Colonel Suhail Saeed Al Khaiaili, Chief of the Vehicles Licensing Section at the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department, there are seven different categories of vehicles. These are 908,000 light vehicles, 45,885 heavy vehicles, 18,590 heavy buses, 2,758 light buses, 23,051 heavy duty machinery, 7,518 light duty machinery, and 10,389 motorcycles.

Colonel Al Khaiaili said that all vehicle licencing transactions and other services are easily provided through the Ministry of Interior’s smart application UAE-MOI, and the ‘Sahel’ device, which provides a complete set of state-of-the-art technologies to the service. He also pointed out to the ongoing efforts to provide diverse service delivery channels, as part of the Abu Dhabi government’s vision, aimed at making use of technical possibilities in the various service delivery platforms in order to make services easily available and accessible and to save customers’ time and effort.

"The emirate of Abu Dhabi comprises 50 service centres, while there are 24 in Abu Dhabi, 16 in Al Ain, and 10 in the western region. The service centres across the national institutions, government departments, and national and private companies that deal with vehicles are also included in these centres," he added.