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I have a car driving license from my country. Can this help me?

Yes! You are eligible for 15 hours of car training compared to beginner training of 20 hours only if your valid & original driving license is issued between 2 to 5 years.

Similarly, you are eligible for 10 hours of car training compared to beginner training only if your valid & original driving license is issued over 5 years. 

Which nationalities can convert their country’s driving license to Dubai driving license?

Customers holding a valid driving license from selected countries can convert their driving license at RTA centers for AED 160. 

Citizens holding driving license from below countries can convert to a UAE driving license at the RTA Happiness Centers

  • GCC countries: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar
  • European countries: Lithuania*, Hungary*, Bulgaria*, Latvia*, Serbia*, Republic of Iceland*, Estonia*, Republic of Cyprus*, Portugal*, Albania, Luxemborg*, Slovakia*, Slovenia*, Malta*, Greece*, Montenegro*, Romania, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Finland, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark, Austria, France, UK and Norway 
  • North American countries: USA and Canada
  • East Asian countries: Japan*, South Korea*, Hong Kong*, China*, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore 
  • Africa: South Africa 

*translation of the driving license is required from the consulate.

The applicant must be present below documents to convert driving license into a UAE driving license:

  • Original and valid driving license from other country
  • Valid residence visa issued in Dubai
  • A completed form for replacement of license
  • Optometry form accredited by the health authority in Emirate location.
Can I choose my Instructor?

Yes, but depending upon the availability of the instructor he/she will be assigned to you

In case I fail many times in theory test or assessment, will it affect my final road test?

The only effect it will have is that you will be delayed for your final test due to time consumed in clearing theory and assessment tests

Driving License Renewal

Are there any fines if I do not renew my driving license?

Yes. There is no grace period for an expired license. You will incur late penalty charges the day after your license expires, even if you are not driving in this period. If you drive with an expired license, you will be fined. If the license is expired for more than 10 years, you will need to retake a driving test.

How often do I need to renew my driving license?

Driver's licenses need to be renewed at different periods based on the age and experience of the driver.
For new drivers under 21 years, the license is issued for 1 year and renewed every 5 years.
For new drivers over 21 years, the license is issued for 2 years and renewed every 5 years

Does Dubai have a minimum requirement for eyesight?

Yes. RTA requires you to do an eye test before file opening and is advisable you to wear your eye glasses when driving

If I am looking to renew my driver’s license, how can I give all my details online?

Please contact the RTA call centre at 800 90 90

Will I be able to renew my driver's license if I have more than 24 black points?

Traffic file will be blocked and you will not be able to perform any licensing related transactions. Only fine payment will be allowed.

Vehicle License Renewal

What is required to renew my vehicle registration?

Vehicle technical inspection to be carried out by an authorised vehicle testing partner. Applicable only to:

  1. Vehicles older than three years
  2. Pre-Owned Vehicles
  3. Imported Vehicles or vehicles purchased from a private enterprises

Please note: Vehicle Technical Inspection is valid for only one month and you are required to renew your vehicle registration within 1 month of the Vehicle Technical Inspection

What is the process to renew a vehicle if the vehicle is located outside of the country?

The vehicle is examined at an accredited testing center in the Country and then ratification of the securities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the UAE and then ratification by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs The procedure is completed by renewing the vehicle at a vehicle licensing centre that are throughout Dubai.

What if the insurance certificate is valid for less than one year?

The insurance certificate should be valid for more than 6 months, in this situation the vehicle registration will be renewed for 6 months If the vehicle insurance is valid for less than 6 months, the customer will be asked to bring an insurance certificate that is valid for at least 6 months

How do I know that my vehicle requires registration renewal?

The registration renewal deadline is always exactly one year after your vehicle was initially registered. You will be notified by the RTA 1 month prior to expiry via SMS and, depending on your insurance broker, you will also be contacted by the broker. Cars that are less than a year old If you are the second owner of the car that is less than a year old, you will need to renew your vehicle.

Fines and Payments

How long do black point fines stay on my record?

Black point fines will remain on your record for 12 months after the day the fine was issued, after which the points will be removed from your license. If you accumulate 24 black points or more at any specific time, you driver’s license will be revoked for 12 months.

I received a radar fine and 10 black points on my colleague’s vehicle, who is legally responsible to pay the fines and who will receive the black points?

Currently all fines and fees are charged to the vehicle and all black point fines are issued to the vehicle owner, regardless of who was driving. The owner then has the option to transfer the black points to the driver who was actually driving. Commercial and private customers can transfer black points to the driver who actually committed the violation. If the driver who received the black points has an objection, s/he needs to contact Dubai Police.

How can I check my fines?

You can check your fines using one of the following methods: 1. By calling RTA Call Centre (8009090) or Dubai Police (8007777) 2. You can also check your fines online at or 3. You could also visit any of RTA customer service centres in Dubai 4. Finally, you may check your fines at any Emirates or Dubai Islamic Bank ATM.

Do I receive a notification when I collect a fine?

Yes, you may log into the Dubai Police website ( and register for free notification SMSs and/or e-mails. You will need to provide your vehicle information (plate number, category and code) as well your driver information (traffic file number, name, mobile number and e-mail).

At what time do fines usually appear on the website?

The system updates itself in real-time and as a result, traffic fines can appear at any time in the day

Where can I see my fine payment history?

Currently you can view your fine payment history by visiting any RTA Licensing Agency customer service centre, or by registering with the RTA Licensing Agency online services at ( You can also call the Call Centre on 8009090


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