Dubai Insurance (Dubins) Overview
Since it was founded 50 years ago, Dubai Insurance has steadily grown into a serious player in the insurance business in the UAE.
The company offers both business and consumer insurance products, including both personal and commercial motor insurance. Their other consumer products include home insurance, travel insurance, yacht (or pleasure craft) insurance, and medical insurance including Guardienne, which covers cancer.
The Dubai Insurance Company PSC (private joint stock company) was the first local insurance company founded in the emirate by the decree of His Highness, Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum in 1970. The company has really grown in the last decade or so. In the 10 years between 2008 and 2018 the Dubai Insurance Company’s written premiums grew from under AED 20 million to AED 500, and current yearly revenue stands at $129 million.
This growth has been built on a quality commercial offering. AM Best gave Dubai Insurance a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” in May 2020. The company employs 127 staff and has made a number of commercial alliances with foreign insurers.
Dubai (Head Office)
Al Riqqa Road, Deira
P.O Box 3027,
+971 4 2693030
Fax : +971 4 2693727
TRN : 100032059600003
Abu Dhabi branch
Dubai Insurance Company
Office Number: 601, National Bank of Kuwait Building
Airport Road, Sheik Rashid Bin Saed Street
Near Universal Hospital
PO Box 94797
Abu Dhabi, UAE
+971 2 6725572
Fax : +971 2 6748874
TRN : 100032059600003
8am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday
Why buy Dubai Car Insurance (Dubins)?
Dubai Insurance offers three consumer car insurance packages, a basic third-party cover and two comprehensive packages, as well as commercial vehicle and fleet insurance.
The Dubai Insurance Silver package covers third-party insurance, which is the legal minimum insurance that all drivers in the UAE must take out. This covers third-party policy damage (TPP) up to AED 2,000,000 and agency repair for a brand new vehicle with 0km on the clock, a no-claims bonus of up to 10%, personal accident benefits (PAB) is AED 120 extra, four levels of rent-a-car (Sunny 7-day and 10-day, Altima 7-day and 10-day for AED 115, 140, 185, 245 respectively), a mechanical and breakdown towing service, battery boosting/jumpstart, flat tire change and fuel delivery, lockout service, onsite battery replacement.
The Gold Comprehensive car insurance package is the same as above except with the addition of two years agency repair coverage from brand new, coverage for natural perils (excluding hail storms) and flood (providing the car isn’t being driven at the time), coverage for riot, strike and civil commotion, coverage for valet parking theft, emergency medical expenses up to AED 2,500, loss of personal effects up to AED 1,000, windscreen damage nil excess up to AED 3,000, replacement of locks up to AED 1,000, off-road coverage up to 500 meters from the main road, discounted International Driver’s Permit (IDP), discounted automobile service, spare parts and accessories, home maintenance service, personal courier service – once a year, claims documents delivery service – once a year, car registration service – once a year, automobile maintenance pickup or drop-off service – once a year, airport pickup or drop-off service – once a year.
The Platinum Comprehensive car insurance package from Dubai Insurance covers the same as Gold, but with the addition of emergency medical expenses up to AED 5,000, windscreen damage nil excess up to AED 5,000, replacement of locks up to AED 2,500, baby capsules and child seats up to AED 500, claim transportation cost up to AED 100, window glass and sunroof damage up to AED 5,000, free personal accident benefits (PAB) to driver and passenger, four levels of rent-a-car (Sunny 7-day and 10-day, Altima 7-day and 10-day for free, AED 75, 100, 175 respectively), personal courier service – three times a year, claims documents delivery service – three times a year, car registration service – once a year, automobile maintenance pickup or drop-off service – four times a year, airport pickup or drop-off service – three times a year, airport meet and greet service – three times a year.
If your business runs a fleet of vehicles, Dubai Insurance also offers comprehensive insurance for trucks (including for single owner operators) and fleets of cars with a minimum of 10 vehicles. The truck insurance policy covers both liability and cargo.
Value Added Extras
Dubai Insurance has extremely detailed knowledge of the local market, based on being headquartered in Dubai and fifty years of operations in the UAE.
Even the silver package gives a number of great extras including a towing service, battery boost/jumpstart, and a flat tire change and fuel delivery service.
Dubai Insurance (Dubins) Claims process
Before you make you claim you need to have the four following documents to hand:
- Policy number and policy type
- Driver’s license
- Copy of your car registration card (or Mulkiya), (both sides)
- Police report
Chat to an assistant via a messenger app or call toll-free phone on 800 (DUBINS) 382467, and on email at [email protected]. To make a commercial claim, fill in the form on the Dubai Insurance online claims portal.
Dubai Insurance (Dubins) FAQs
Does Dubai Insurance cover the whole UAE?
Yes, although Dubai Insurance has its headquarters in Dubai, the company covers the whole UAE.
How do I make a claim?
Give the company a call on or contact them via the messenger app on their website.
I own and drive my own truck for my business; can I get it insured with Dubai Insurance?
Yes, you can get your owner-operated truck insured by Dubai Insurance. Their business/commercial arm rather than their consumer arm would cover this.