How to Obtain a Driving License in Dubai

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If you hold a valid Driving License from a Western country, you can apply for a UAE driving license without undergoing a driving test. You will need to personally visit the Traffic and Licensing Department and bring all required documents:

• Original and photocopy of passport and residency permit
• Original Driving License and a copy
• Emirates ID card (You will receive this once employed)
• No Objection letter from the employer or from sponsor (request this from the school)
• 2 passport photos

For more information about obtaining your UAE Driver’s Licences, visit
Getting an Abu Dhabi Driving License Or contact Abu Dhabi Police GHQ – Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Department 600-577-777&


Can women drive in the UAE?

Yes, as long as you have a valid driver’s license, there are no driving restrictions for women in the UAE.