Is your driving License valid in Dubai? 1

Getting UAE’s driving license isn’t that easy as one has to take a certain number of classes and then have to pass that test that determines that you are worthy of one or not. I have known people who have been driving cars for a few years, but when they move to UAE and apply for a driving license, they fail to pass the test. Most people who fail the test are those who know how to drive but don’t know to follow the rules.  

Even if you have a driving license of your home country, it might not be valid in Dubai as most expats come from a country where people don’t follow the traffic rules. There is some exception, if you have a valid driving license of a selected few countries than all you have to do is submit few documents and get UAE’s driving license. The list of countries in the list includes. 
 
 

Australia 
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Ireland 
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Kuwait
Netherlands
New Zealand 
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal 
Qatar 
Romania.
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
The United States. 

To convert your driving license, all you have to do is submit following documents.  

– A valid original driving license 

– Valid residence visa issued by Dubai 

– A completed form of replacement of license 

– No objection letter from sponsor to replace license and optometry form accredited by the health authority in the emirate. 

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