5 simple steps to register for an ID card in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
All residents of the UAE have been asked to register for the National Identity card, and you may need to show it under certain circumstances. This can be done by following these steps: 1 Prepare the necessary documents: your original passport and residency permit. For children below 15 years old, you’ll need to bring a colour passport-size photo with light-blue background.
2 To arrange an appointment, go to one of the 30 authorised typing centres in Dubai (locations listed on www.emiratesid.ae), and fill in the electronic form.
3 Pay registration (Dhs100 each year your visa is valid for) and service fees (Dhs70) at the centre.