driving license for expats in the Emirates
driving license for expats in the Emirates

New decisions announced today by the UAE Traffic Department regarding procedures for obtaining driving licenses for Emirati and expatriate citizens, driving licenses in the Emirates and how to renew licenses, and conditions for passing the driving test.

An official source within the Traffic Department confirmed in the orders about the necessity of distance from advertisements for training who wish to obtain driver's licenses for expatriates in the Emirates, stressing that most of these ads are not approved, and they must be cautious and report them.

The source added that most of these advertisers do not have the right to authorize this profession, which is to teach driving to expatriates in the Emirates.

Conditions for obtaining a driving license for expats in the Emirates

Current driver's license and copy.

Emirates ID card (true and copy).

Passport (copy of personal details and relevant visa page).

Passport size photos (8 or more).

A no-objection certificate from the sponsor depends on personal circumstances, so call in advance and confirm.

Eye test results for the preferred category (can be arranged through the preferred driving school).