FAQ

If you are a UAE resident, you are required to submit:

  • Copy of Passport
  • Copy of Residential Visa
  • Valid UAE Driving License
  • Copy of Emirates ID

If you are a Tourist visiting the UAE, you need to submit :

  • Passport
  • Visit Visa
  • Home Country Driving License
  • International Driving Permit

Passport holders of GCC, US, UK, Canada and certain other countries can drive on their home country license in the UAE

If you live in the UAE on a Residential Visa / Work Permit, you need a valid UAE Driving License. To get a UAE Driving License, you need driving lessons and pass the driving test from an RTA-approved Driving Institute in UAE: Galadari | Belhasa | Emirates Driving Institute

If you are visiting the UAE as a tourist and want a rental car to get around, you need to have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) a.k.a. International Driving License and your original Driving License, both from your home country.

Find out below if your country’s driving license is valid in the UAE.

Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Belgium
Brazil*
Canada (Quebec*)
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hong Kong
Ireland
Italy
Japan*
Kuwait
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Malaysia
Netherland
New Zealand
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia*
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea*
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
USA

*Original + Translated Copy required
For all other countries, an International Driving Permit is essential from the driving license holder’s home country.

   

 

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