Easy Procedure to Apply Driving License in Dubai



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Procedure for applying Driving License in Dubai.

Official Driving licences can be obtained by adult UAE citizens or residents after training from an authorized driving school in Dubai. Suppose you are 18 to 21 year of age you can apply for a probationary licence.

Required documentation

Your home country driving licence with copy.

Recent two passport sized photos.

Your Passport with residence visa and copies.

Should bring cash not Cheque or credit card.

Steps to proceed:

Firstly get an eye test done either at an optician or at your driving school.

Authority of School will handle all paper work with RTA who may even have a counter at the school.

Then you should receive your temporary driving licence that you must carry in your training car.

If that you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking your school will apply for your theory test followed by your road test.

Now Theory Test:

Please be careful here because the theory test is carried out at the five authorized driving schools and don't forget to carry relevant ID and driving file and also two photos and theory test RTA fee of AED 200.

Total of 35 questions on road signals like hazards and guidelines on safe-driving will be asked in either in English or Arabic or Urdu may be with more languages to be added later. Here candidates who cannot read the touch-screen or are not computer literate can take the examination orally. First segment with 17 questions focuses on general traffic situations and the candidate will need to answer a minimum of 11 correct to pass and the second segment has 18 questions related to the specific driving license the candidate requires and a minimum of 12 correct answers are required to be eligible for the road test.

Next is the Road Test:

The date which is assigned to you go with your passport driving file with 2 photos to the RTA Licence Section as advised by your driving school. There you should fill up application form & submit fees around AED 200 for road test. At the time your name is called out move along with the other three candidates and the RTA inspector to the designated car there you will be given just a few minutes to demonstrate your driving and anticipatory skills.

By fate if you fail you will have to register with your driving school for at least seven more classes and get a new road test date.

By luck if you pass collect the approval paper from your inspector and go to the Pass Counter and submit along with suitable ID & AED 100. Here collect your test file and submit to Control Counter. There After processing pay required fee and proceed to photo area. At the time when your name is called out you have your photo taken. That is it congratulations. With in a few minutes you will receive your DL and be eligible to drive in Dubai and the UAE.

Please note that keep in mind that Dubai has a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving and Plainclothesmen travel about in unmarked vehicles and can legally stop you at any time to check. Our Dubai Smart Government recommends that you buckle up your seatbelt and drive safely at all times.

As per rule the new driving licenses in Dubai will only be valid for one year renewable at least for the first three years according to the RTA and on the fourth renewal drivers will get a licence that is valid for ten years same as the current validity as long as they have a relatively clean record. In this during the 1 year period they have clocked up a bad driving record they'll have to go back to go and do another driving test near exactly where the line is drawn between bad driving and not too bad has not yet been detailed.