I received my complimentary subscription to AAA Road Assistance (GOLD), when I renewed my car insurance through Rakbank - Oman Insurance.
Must I say that I am thoroughly pleased with myself I chose AAA.... here's why...
On 3 occasions during the last year, I rang up their help line, and they reached me within 40 minutes and helped me out... Here are the 3 embarassing moments I had on the road during 2011 in UAE
1) I ran out of petrol on shaikh zayed road! (Yeah, really!) , Helpful AAA truck carried my car to the nearest petrol station. Thanks a ton.
2) My tire ran flat at dragon mart . I couldnt change it myself, because .... it was too tight? or I had changed tyres myself just about twice before... voila! AAA arrives and changed it for me, whilst i waited in his car :)
3) My car battery died in Qusais right infront of VLCC... and just wouldnt start. AAA to the rescue again ..... Jump started my car ... and offered me a new battery...
In all 3 cases, help arrived within 40 minutes.
Thoroughly pleased. Very friendly service.
Remember to keep your membership card in your car and quote it when you call their helpline.. .its much easier :)