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How to get a driver's license in the UAE

If you live in Dubai and are looking to get a driver’s license or you would like to change your current one as you have recently become a resident, here is what you need to know! If you are a resident in Dubai have a foreign driver’s license:

  • Apply to change over your license to a UAE one at one of the RTA branches

  • You must take your current driver’s license

  • A legal translation if your license is not in Arabic or English

  • Complete an electronic eye-test

Costs of a new driver’s license: The Dubai driver’s license costs may vary between AED 4,500 and AED 7,000, if you pass the final road test on the first attempt. To obtain a driver’s license: To get a new driving license, a citizen or resident must apply to a registered driving institute to attend driving training, classes and pass all tests if required. Required documents and procedures Documents required to open a traffic file include:

  1. Copy of passport and residence visa page

  2. Copy and original emirates ID card

  3. 2 recent photographs

  4. Eye test report

  5. No objection letter from the sponsor (if required by the related traffic department)

Procedures followed to learn car driving includes:

  1. Opening a traffic file in one of the registered driving centers in the related emirate

  2. Conducting an eye test at any center approved by the traffic department

  3. Completing all required driving classes

  4. Passing all tests set by the related traffic department

  5. Obtaining the driving license from the traffic authority.

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