UAE driving licenses still valid after visa cancellation, allowing redundant expats to seek new jobs and stay in the country
Former UAE residents can still use a valid driver's licence while visiting Dubai even after having cancelled their residence visas, according to a recent landmark ruling.
The Dubai Court of Cassation issued a recent ruling which stipulates that a person can continue using his or her UAE-issued driving licence as long as it remains valid and even after having cancelled the residence visa.
"When the authorities terminate a resident's visa that does not mean that his/her driving licence is unusable as well. A driver's licence remains valid in Dubai as long as it hasn't expired. The document is considered applicable provided it was issued upon a valid residence visa," said the new ruling which was issued upon a traffic case that surfaced at Dubai courts recently.