Guide To Applying Your UAE Driving License From Home

by Deeplata Garde
Guide To Applying Your UAE Driving License From Home

Most expatriates in Dubai have getting a driving licence at the top of their to-do list.Dubai is a well-organised city when it comes to processing services online. RTA shared the steps for residents to get a driver’s licence online on Monday via Twitter. The programme, known as “Click and Drive,” enables locals to start their driving trips from the convenience of their homes.

How To Obtain Driving License In UAE From Home?

The page asks if you have a driver’s licence from any country, which you can answer. In the event that the answer is no, the following action is to choose the licence category.


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The steps to obtain a licence are as follows:

  1. Eye exam
  2. 8 hours of theory lectures
  3. Test of knowledge
  4. 20 hours of training in practise
  5. House test
  6. Street test
  7. Obtaining a driver’s licence
  8. You complete the necessary visa and Emirates ID details after clicking “Apply Now.”

Here is the link to the “Click and Drive” service:

Also Read: Can You Drive In The UAE With Your Indian Driving License?

Who Is Eligible To Drive In The UAE?

Individual customers, citizens and residents, who are above the legal age and medically fit, are eligible to get a driving learning permit and apply for new driving licence. The minimum age requirement to obtain a driving licence depends on the vehicle, for which you are obtaining the licence. The minimum age requirement is as follows:

  1. 17 years for motorcycles and for vehicles for people with special needs
  2. 18 years for cars and light vehicles
  3. 20 years for heavy vehicles and tractors
  4. 21 years for buses.

UAE driving licence can be soon exchanged for a British version. Wondering how? Well, motorists who pass their driving test in the UAE can now exchange their licence for a British one. As per the new rules, motorists who own a UAE driving license need not repeat their test in case they move to the UK. Isn’t that awesome?

Also Read: Renew Your UAE Driving License With Your Emirates ID Online, And Here’s How!