Announcing how to obtain a driving license in the UAE in 8 different ways

The competent authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced how to obtain a driving license in the Emirates in 8 different ways. UAE residents can obtain a license in one of these ways.

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The official procedures for obtaining a regular driving license in the Emirates

In Dubai, a person may submit an application for a driver's licence if they are at least 18 years old. However, in order to be eligible for a provisional driver's licence, the applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 21. A citizen or resident must submit an application to a recognised driving institution, complete driving lessons and pass all exams (if applicable) in order to be eligible to receive a driving licence. Driving experience is taken into consideration when determining the number of training hours required. Beginners with no previous driving experience are required to complete 20 hours of training; those with driving experience between 2 and 5 years are required to complete 15 hours; and those with more than 5 years of driving experience and who have held a valid driving licence or driving licence within the past 5 years are required to complete only 10 hours of training.

Providing the possibility of obtaining a driving course at reduced prices to issue a driving license in the Emirates

In order to facilitate the issuance of driving licences in the Emirates, offering students the opportunity to enrol in driving schools at reduced costs,This package is only available to certain professions and low-income workers, such as drivers, domestic workers, nannies, labourers, cleaners, cooks, builders, office workers, accountants, bus drivers, bakers, etc., and provides them with a discount of up to 25% on driving course fees, free theory lectures, a simulator, and one-on-one instruction. Occupation will be specified according to the information found on the Emirates ID.

Providing unlimited driving lessons to obtain a driving license in the UAE

'Lump sum' driving licence packages can cost as much as 8,000 dirhams for some of the local population. In Dubai, the cost of obtaining a driver's licence can range anywhere from 4,500 to 7,000 dirhams if the candidate passes the final road test on the first try. However, if the candidate does not pass the exam on the first try, he or she will be required to take the test a second time. Before retaking the test, the student must pay an additional fee and complete an increased number of hours of practical training. In addition, the learner must complete additional lectures. Failure to pass the exam many times results in additional money being thrown away; hence, driving schools in Dubai provide unlimited driving lessons or bundles of driver's licences in order to make up for this financial loss. It functions similarly to insurance in that it grants the holder the right to an unlimited number of practise tests and internal exams up until the point at which they are issued their highly wanted driver's licence.

Obtaining a driving license in the Emirates without lessons through the Golden Opportunity service

Residents of Dubai who are in possession of a valid driving licence — even if they are not from a nation that is eligible for automatic conversion — now have the ability, thanks to the current 'Golden Opportunity' programme introduced by the Roads and Transport Authority, to bypass the requirement of taking driving lessons and instead proceed directly to the theory exam and road test.

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Issuing a driving license in the Emirates by exchanging licenses for expatriates

An genuine driving licence from one of the nations listed above is required in order for a foreigner to receive a driving licence in the UAE. Additionally, an eye exam, Emirates ID and a translation of the driving licence are required if it is not written in English or Arabic. If you are a resident of one of the nations or territories listed below and hold a valid driver's licence, you are eligible to utilise this service. You are able to trade in your licence for one issued in the UAE if you meet the following requirements: The United States of America, Great Britain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, countries of the GCC, China, Latvia, Serbia, Luxembourg, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Estonia, Canada, Lithuania, Portugal, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, France, Norway, Montenegro, Ukraine, Finland, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong.

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Issuance of the UAE driving license for golden residency holders

In order to obtain a driver's licence in Dubai, those who hold golden residency in the United Arab Emirates are required to pass both a knowledge test and a road test, in addition to presenting a valid driver's licence from their home country.

Issuance of driving license for pilots and cabin crew of flydubai and Emirates airlines

After successfully passing the RTA road test with their valid national licence, pilots and cabin crew members of Emirates airlines and flydubai are eligible to enrol in a specialised driving course through the Emirates Driving Institute (EDI). Those who do not already possess a valid driver's licence for their nation are need to sign up for a 20-hour training course. Participants in the Flying Crew Course who work for other airlines as pilots or cabin crew members are eligible to register as regular students for 10-, 15-, or 20-hour sessions.

Issuing driving licenses in the UAE for young people from the age of 18

Students attending universities, colleges or schools in Dubai are required to do a driving education course before they may be issued a driving licence. The minimum age for applicants to register for a vehicle driving course is 17 years and 6 months, while the minimum age for registration for a motorcycle riding course is 17 years. The United Arab Emirates will not award a driving licence to the applicant until they are 18 years old, and driving schools provide applicants with limitless testing and training until they pass.

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