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What are the requirements before I visit the Vehicle Test Center?

The driver must ensure the following requirements are met prior to a vehicle test:

  • Clean vehicle.
  • Clean vehicle plate number.
  • Remove underside cover, if present.
  • Make sure the safety triangle, spare wheel and fire extinguisher (as applicable to your vehicle category) are in a visible/accessible location.
  • No advertisements and/or stickers of any sort on the vehicle without prior approval from the RTA.

What are the fees associated with the test?

Effective January 1st 2013 the following applies. Please note that the second re-test is not applicable anymore and in turn there has been a fee set for the one and only re-test as shown below.

In the event of having your vehicle failed in the technical re-test, a new technical test will be applicable as per the same terms and fees of the new technical test.


Test Type Vehicle Category Fees (in AED)
Periodic Vehicle Test Light Vehicles 120
Heavy Vehicles 150
New Vehicle Registration Test Light Vehicles 120
Heavy Vehicles 150
First Re-test Light Vehicles 35
Heavy Vehicles 50
Export Test Light Vehicles 25
Heavy Vehicles 25



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