Understanding How to Obtain a Driving License in Dubai: A Guide
Irrespective of where you are, driving is one skill that can help take you places. It makes getting around convenient and hassle-free. Getting one can be a challenge in most places. Through this guide, we help our readers understand the process and procedures so they can get started with applying. Once you have your license, you can consider renting a car in Dubai, albeit after completing at least a year.
Who is Applicable for Applying?
In Dubai, applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Those between 18 and 21 will qualify for a probationary license.
How does one go about applying for a driver's license?
· Get your eyes checked
· Sign up with a driving school in Dubai that is RTA-approved
· Get your learner's permit
· Finish your theory lessons online or at the driving school
· Finish and pass the theory test
· Attend the highway class
· Finish and pass the parking test
· Pass the final RTA road test and get your license
You must retake the theory classes if you don't succeed on your first attempt before taking the final exam.
The Following Papers Must Be Submitted In Order To Obtain A Driving License
· Passport-size photos
· A copy of your Emirates ID and your visa
Parking Tests: Types
· Hill Parking
· Emergency Brakes
· Angle Parking
· Garage Parking
· Parallel Parking
Practical Advice for Passing Your Test
· Practice (if you know someone who has a car)
· Read the manual provided during the theory class
· Memorize all the road and traffic signs
Road Test and Assessment
The hardest and last step in getting a driving license in Dubai is this one. Why? This is the most crucial step in the process because you only have 10 to 12 minutes to persuade the examiner that you deserve this driving license.
On the day of the test, you'll have to wait at the driving school. You must follow the RTA examiner, who will direct you to your assigned car, after your name is called out.
Results are made public right away. Therefore, if you succeed on your first try, your license will be issued right away. But if you don't, you'll have to take an additional seven classes.
Tips to Keep You Prepared for the Final Test
Upon entering, make sure all the mirrors are adjusted
Adjust your seat to an optimal position
Don’t forget to push the handbrake
Maintain the posted speed limit
Don't tailgate any vehicles
Check all of your mirrors, including the blind spot, before changing lanes
Always use your indicator.
Avoid using emergency brakes.
Follow the instructions given by the examiner and refrain from arguing with them.