The RTA doesn’t recognise licences from all countries, meaning you may need a minimum of 40 half-hour lessons from instructors at authorised driving schools, even if you have been driving without any problems for several years. Holders of provisional licences from recognised countries may be subject to fewer than that amount. The waiting lists for driving lessons can be fairly long, and there are limits to how many lessons can be taken each week, so expect a lengthy wait (and a hefty payment). However, if you’re willing to pay an extra wedge of money, you can get ‘VIP’ treatment, and skip the waiting list. Rules change regularly, so call the RTA on 04 203 6666 (or visit www.rta.ae), for up-to-date information.
The test There is a ‘signal’ test to make sure you know your road signs, then there’s a parking test that involves a reverse park.
Once you pass them both, there’s the main driving test that the driving school also arranges for you.
You’ll be sharing the car with three other hopefuls, with each person driving for about 10 minutes.
You will be expected to perform a number of lane changes and do a U-turn. Once back at the centre, you will then sit in a waiting room. If you are unlucky enough to fail, there is no system of appeals – just take your form, go home and sulk.
Do not argue with the examiner, even if you think they've been unfair, as you might get them next time too. If you do pass the test, then your licence will be issued to you right then at the centre.
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Christine P. Zabat Jul 23, 2012 03:55 pm
Dear Sir/ madam,
Please provide me an information to learn how to drive a private car,and
getting driver license...
Are the classes available during ramadan?
Muhammad Khurram Siddique Dec 16, 2011 08:51 pm
i am from city Lahore and country Pakistan. sir i want to take Dubai car licence please help me that how i can take licence here. i was driving in my country but my home car only and also i want to take licence for my personal car drive so please tell me all expenses in start to end thank you very much for send me information as i need.
sandeep chohan Nov 17, 2011 11:56 am
Hello Sir or Madam
My name Sandeep . i m from in india. i have passport and b4 2 year i did work in ajman (Dubai). i have done my 10th in 2001. i learn driving in dubai. how i learn driving in dubai. so can u please tell me how to learn.