Submitted by Babaron on March 30, 2017
So my brother-in-law who lives in Dubai wants to buy a Tesla. He heard that a Tesla service center is to open there in July and is very excited. He asked for my help in purchasing one so I found him a certified preowned in New York that he had great interest in. When I talked to the salesman about the purchase, I was told that Teslas would not operate properly in the United Arab Emirates because of different electricity and Internet provider. Therefore, it could not be properly charged or updated. In fact he told me that there's no Tesla on the planet at this time that could be used in Dubai.
This doesn't make much sense to me as why would Tesla open up a service center in Dubai unless it was to support Tesla's there in the UAE? I'm going to call Fremont soon to talk to somebody there about this but I am wondering if anybody on the forum might have any information on owning a Tesla in the United Arab Emirates. Is the salesman correct?