How To Apply a UAE Driving License in Dubai


How To Apply a UAE Driving License in Dubai

Once you’ve got a UAE residence visa and if you would like to drive a car (leased or private ) in the Dubai, you must apply for a UAE driving license in Dubai. International and foreign driving licenses are valid for use only as much as the date on which the residence visa is issued. Many countries are given the choice of a simple UAE conversion. However, if you’re not eligible for an immediate exchange you’ll need to re-sit a theory and practical driving test.

Prerequisites Before Applying a UAE Driving License in Dubai

  • UAE resident
  • Aged 18 or older
  • Has driving license from home country

What to Bring When Applying a UAE Driving License in Dubai

  • Passport with residence visa (original and copy )
  • No objection certificate (NOC) from sponsor or employer
  • Existing driving license
  • Eight passport-sized photographs
  • Eye test certification, available at any given RTA-approved optician in Dubai for Dhs.50-100

Procedure When Applying a UAE Driving License in Dubai

  • RTA-approved driving school
  • The driving school will handle all the necessary paperwork with the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) on your behalf
  • You will be given a temporary driving license
  • Your college will apply for your own theory and road test on your behalf
  • If you fail the road test, you will be required to take eight driving lessons and re-sit the practical

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