The process of converting to a Dubai driving license might be easier than you think.
If you are over the age of 18 and hold a valid driving license in a foreign country, the UAE may allow you to automatically convert it.
If all of your paperwork is in order, you can walk out with a Dubai license and dive right into shopping for cars at TheCarPeople.ae.
If your license is not in English, make sure to request a legal translation or letter from the foreign consulate first.
Canadian expats also have an extra step; you must request a letter from Dubai’s Canadian consulate to verify that your license is genuine.
If your country isn’t shown above, we recommend calling 800 9090 to verify the RTA’s most recent list.
Paperwork and Payment
Bring copies and original documents when you visit the Dubai Traffic Department:
- Passport and visa Emirates ID card
- Valid driver’s license
- Eye test report (from any optician’s office)
- No objection (NOC) letter from your sponsor
- 1 passport-sized photo
It only costs AED 360 to convert a foreign driving license, but you should bring a little extra cash just in case.
Some opticians charge for eye tests, and you may be asked to pay for additional driving handbook manuals.
Simply hand over the paperwork, take a photo, and pay the fees to get your Dubai driving license.
I have my licence, now what?
Once you have a valid Dubai license, it’s time to start shopping for a new car at TheCarPeople.ae.
Browse our inventory, learn more about car insurance in Dubai, and get approved for financing.