If you’re planning to avail car rental service in Ras al khaimah, it is mandatory that you possess a valid driver’s license in strict adherence to the laws applicable in the UAE. Make sure that you fulfill the below conditions:
You’re eligible to obtain car rental service in Dubai. You’ve got a vehicle choice too. But make yourself thoroughly acquainted with the below to avoid any inconvenience.
You can transfer your existing valid driver’s license without taking a driving test or going to a driving school if you have citizenship of: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
To avoid any confusion of changes to this countries’ list, please call RTA on 8009090.
Along with a valid driver’s license from any of these countries you must also possess current resident status in the UAE to avoid appearing for a driving test.
Fees and Documents: If you’re a Canadian passport holder and planning to apply for a UAE driver’s license, first get a letter from your embassy or consulate. If you have a driving license from Greece, Poland, Cyprus, Turkey, Japan and South Korea, please get the driving license translated from your respective consulate. Below are some other mandatory requirements to keep by your side:
Some other necessary information
Visit any optician, clinic, or hospital and have an eye test done. The test is mostly free, but there are a few who may charge a small fee. Hand over two passport photos and clearly state they are for your driver’s license purpose.
Some of the procedures/information tends to change without prior notice. Therefore, to keep yourself updated with the most accurate information, please visit the Dubai Police Website.