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Middle East GCC Car Database

Database complete for cars sold in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, including even cars sold in only 1 of the 6 GCC countries. Database by default contains only prices in UAE, prices in other countries or Arabic translation can be provided at request.

Download free SAMPLES:
Make, Model.xls
Make, Model, Year.xls
Make, Model, Year, Basic Specs.xls
Make, Model, Year, Engine Specs.xls

Buy complete database + FREE updates for one year:

Coverage: 2000-present for most brands, with 100% completion 2006-present. DriveArabia have poor coverage of historical cars, it does include BMW 8-Series from 1990-1999 while BMW 7-Series is included starting from 2006 only. List of updates.

UAE Car Database

Download free SAMPLE:
UAE Car Database SAMPLE.xls

Buy complete database + FREE updates for one year:

Source of data: YallaMotor.com, made at request for a customer in September 2019, and posted here so other people can purchase if interested.

Coverage: 2012-present.

70 makes, 991 models (2 makes with no models), 2491 model years, 7774 trims (1 year without trims) – 29 September 2019

67 makes, 992 models, 2691 model years (41 models with no years), 8383 trims – 4 January 2020

Car valuation database for insurance companies

This was a custom project done in April 2018 for someone asking me to scrap new and used cars values from YallaCompare.com. I posted database here and other people have purchased it too.

Note: YallaCompare is changing their prices very often, do not blame me for providing wrong prices if the car values in my database do not match the values on their website, they matched at the time of scraping. I can scrap again any time someone request an update, each update means to open scraper, click Start, wait 1h 30min, click Save and upload file on my website, but tomorrow YallaCompare can change values again.

Download free SAMPLE:
UAE Car Valuation SAMPLE.xls

Buy complete database + FREE updates for one year:

List of car makes included

Abarth, Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BAIC, Bentley, BMW, Borgward, Brilliance, Bugatti, BYD, Cadillac, Caterham, Changan, Chery, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, CMC, Daihatsu, Dodge, Dongfeng, Ferrari, Fiat, Fisker, Ford, Foton, GAC, Geely, Genesis, GMC, Great Wall, Haval, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, International, Isuzu, JAC, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, King Long, Koenigsegg, KTM, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Luxgen, Mahindra, Maserati, Maxus, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, Noble, Opel, Oullim, Pagani, Peugeot, PGO, Porsche, Proton, Ram, Renault, Rolls Royce, Saab, Seat, Skoda, Spyker, Ssangyong, Subaru, Suzuki, Tata, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, ZNA, Zotye.

Data fields included

Basic specs: Make, Model, Year, Image URL, Price, Country of Origin, Class, Body Styles, Weight, Reviews (Good, Bad) Overview, Reliability, Resale Value, Known Problems, NHTSA Driver Frontal Rating, EuroNCAP Overall Adult Rating.

Engine specs: all basic specs + Engine, Gearbox, Power (hp), Torque (Nm), Fuel Econ (L/100km), Fuel Econ (km/L), 0-100 kph (sec), Top speed (kph).


I created this database in 2016 to serve the numerous visitors from United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia that were coming on my website looking for a car database for their region.

Source of data: www.DriveArabia.com, I paid my programmer partner to make a standalone scraping application (exe file), the website was easy-to-scrap, having all cars accessible via links, but is weak in terms of amount of data. I told him to include 16 columns of technical specs. Scraping takes about 1h 30min.

Furthermore in late 2016 same programmer made an universal scraping application that can be used on many websites, but it was not producing data in the right format so I did not used it for this particular database.

In summer 2017 DriveArabia had a major redesign, making standalone scraping application useless. I used the universal scraper instead, configuring it to include all data from website, not just technical specs but also model overview, reviews, reliability, and image URL. Scraping also takes 1h 30min, but do not produce data in the right format, so now after each scraping need to manually manipulate data which takes few hours. In 2018 my programmer improved universal scraper so the manual work is no longer required, data comes in the right format from scraper, allowing me to update database as often customers wants.

DriveArabia do not have individual pages for each engine, but just for model. Model pages are identical for all years you select, all engines offered during whole model production period (not just the year you selected) are displayed in table format. Some models display 0-100 kph and top speed as ranges, this because the model have multiple body styles with different specifications, and the website do not show body styles separate.

At 2017 redesign DriveArabia (sadly) removed the field displaying all years a model was produced without changes, a must-have feature to distinguish where a generation ends and next one starts.

If you know other websites that I can scrap data from, with more detailed car specs, tell me!


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    • Shaheeda Abdul Kader on May 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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    I am creating a ecommerce site on wordpress
    Users should be able to look up lists under Make, Model, Year, Trim/Version to choose the particular vehicle
    can I use your code displayed here? Region: MENA

    1. You should tell me if this database is usable for you. I guess that it is… but I want to create a database that sell to as many is people is possible, not just to you and to few more people who don’t need detailed technical specs or features.
      This page is just 5 days old and you’re the first visitor!

  1. Well Teoalida, to tell you the truth, I’ve spent a couple of hours reading your website thoroughly and I really enjoyed your honesty and the database examples and the way you’ve organised it. I’m creating a classified website for cars and I believe your database would be of great help to me. I’ll not ask weird questions like the guys from India, my question is actually related to CARS 🙂
    I don’t want to waste your precious time, all I need is to visit these two websites and tell me how much of CARs data you can scrape out of these two websites.

    The first website is :-

    The 2nd website is :-

    I think the 1st website is more interesting and I wonder how many fields of categories and sub-categories you can extract, how much it’ll cost, and whether you already have this database ready to download it or not, because I’ve seen you’ve complied ME database.

    Thank You

    I suggest the following

    1. Scrapping data from car classifieds websites is the biggest stupidity. These websites have one page per CAR SOLD, multiple listings for same model, and technical data added by owners (prone to errors). To make a quality car database we need a website with one page per MODEL and technical data provided by manufacturers, such as DriveArabia. May I know how do you want the database to look like and how do you intend to use it??

      I moved your comment to Middle East page.

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    • Amd on September 27, 2018 at 10:54 am
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    sample database of middle east contains bmw & arston. what is another type of cars in paid database?

    • Syed Mohammed Suheb Akmal on October 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm
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    This is great work done by Teolida. I need a complete database for cars in Saudi Arabia. I need to know how many makes and models are included in the paid package?

    1. Look at top of page, each package say number of makes, models, rows, etc. Not sure why you had to ask this in a comment.

    • nawaf on December 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm
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    I need the ” Make Model Year Basic Specs ” with its Arabic translation

    1. We talked on website chat and I made another scraping to get Arabic model names.

    • ali on February 23, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    teoalida is a great guy he always replay very fast and answer all my questions i will continue working with him
    thank you

  4. Hello
    I need a database for ( make , model , year ) from 2015-2020 , GCC
    Pleaseyou send me a link to let me buy it .


    1. If is not too late, I made custom package for you: https://www.teoalida.com/cardatabase/downloads/middle-east-make-model-year-2015-2020/
      Next time use live chat in lower-left corner of screen, using comments to request things from me is not a FAST way to get answer because most comments I get are SPAM and I do not bother reading them. Only today I noticed your comment while cleaning website.

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