We tend to wash our car on an ad hoc basis, just as it needs it, and usually at spots that are most convenient for us at the time, like at the mall. I had noticed that the prices seemed to vary depending on your location in the city, so for anyone wanting to know specific locations or wondering where the cheapest and most expensive car washes in the city are, this one’s for you 🙂
Car wash prices are all based on a four-wheel drive, large car. Prices for smaller cars are usually around Dhs5 cheaper, except in the case of ADNOC Auto Wash or Dalma Mall where one charge applies to all. Prices are correct as at January 2016.
In order of price, from lowest to highest:
- Dalma Mall – Dhs15
- Mushrif Mall – Dhs25
- Carrefour, Airport Road – Dhs30
- Khalidiya Mall – Dhs30
- Al Wahda Mall – Dhs30
- The Galleria, Al Maryah Island – Dhs30
- ADNOC Auto Wash (various locations) – Dhs30, price includes interior clean and vacuum
- Yas Mall (LG level only) – Dhs35
- Nation Towers Galleria – Dhs35
- ADNOC Manual Wash (the only one I know of is on Muroor St) – Dhs45 (Dhs40 for a small car), prices include interior clean and vacuum
- Marina Mall – Dhs40 (Dhs30 for a small car)
So there you have it, the cheapest in the city by a country mile is at Dalma Mall!
In terms of best value I’d probably have to go with good old ADNOC and their Auto Wash as you get the full works there, inside and out, though I do find it a bit of a pain to have to take time out to make a special trip just to get the car cleaned, so it’s really only when the inside of the car becomes unbearable that we use this one.
And the most expensive was the ADNOC manual wash at Dhs45 for a large 4×4 car, though we can’t really count this one as it is really a good price considering you get the full inside and out treatment along with the underside of your car cleaned too (great for after you’ve been out off-road). With ADNOC aside then, the most pricey for just an exterior wash was at Marina Mall, though I’d be interested to hear what anyone else has to say on this as I wasn’t entirely convinced that I wasn’t ripped off! I was told that it was a ‘very special’ cleaning system and many customers go there regularly because it’s so good… There was no ticket printed with the price as you do receive from the car wash guys in some of the other mall car parks so unfortunately I wasn’t able to verify!
Are there any more that you know of that I missed? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll add them in!