A man escaped unharmed when his car burst into flames on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, opposite the City Centre Mirdif mall.
Dubai Civil Defence said the incident happened on Monday morning in the direction of Sharjah.
It said the motorist was quick to jump out of the vehicle.
Officials said they received a report of the incident at 10.21am.
Fire crews from Al Qusais station responded within six minutes and controlled the fire.
No injuries were reported.