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Driving License in Saudi Arabia (Saudi Driving License)

Minimum legal age to receive a driving license in Saudi Arabia is 18. Currently only men area allows driving. Drivers must carry their license at all times, along with Iqama and sometimes residence visa copy for foreigners.
Foreign nationals can drive in Saudi Arabia on a license issued in countries such as the UK or US, or on an international driving permit, for up to three months.

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Qatar driving license Procedure, Document, Fees, Driving School
Qatar driving license Procedure, Document, Fees, Driving School.It is necessary to hold  valid driving license for anyone driving a vehicle in Qatar but It is possible to drive in Qatar with a non-Qatari driving license for a limited time.you can drive within the country for 7 days if you possess a valid driving license and For GCC residents, the Gulf license will remain valid for 3 months from date of arrival in the country. But, for those who planning to reside in Qatar for more than six months, it is compulsory to apply for a temporary or permanent Qatari Driving License.

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GCC Countries Gulf Cooperation Council Gulf countries

GCC Countries or gulf countries GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)  also known as The Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf is a regional organization involving the six Arab Gulf states with many economic and social objectives in mind.

Organization Created on May 25, 1981, the Council is comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It should be noted that not all of countries neighboring the Persian Gulf are members of the council. Specifically, Iran (Persia) and Iraq are not members.

The common term “Persian Gulf” is not used in the name of the organization, as the governments of these Arab countries since the 1960s refer to the Persian Gulf as the “Arabian Gulf”

Gulf countries or GCC Countries

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates
Gulf countries or GCC Countries Details
  Bahrain Kuwait Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia UAE
Capital Manama Kuwait City Muscat Doha Riyadh Abu Dhabi
MAP Bahrain_map.png
Title, date King, since Mar 1999 Emir from Jun 2013 King from 23 Jan 2015 President, since Nov 2004
Population 1.3m 2.7m 3.2m 2.1m 27.3m 9.2m
Currency Bahraini Riyal Kuwaiti Dinar Omani Riyal Qatari Riyal Saudi Riyal UAE Dirham
Telephone Code +973 +965 +968 +974 +966 +971
Citizens Bahrainis Kuwaitis Omanis Qataris Saudis or Saudi Arabians Emiratis
Citizenship Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace Father, not birthplace
Percentage expats 55% (UN, 2013) 70% (PACI, 2014) 30% (UN, 2013) 85% (2014, estimate) 30% (UN, 2013) 80-90%
Flag Oman flag Qatar flag Saudi arabia flag
Airlines Gulf Air Kuwait Airways Oman Air Qatar Airways Saudia Emirates and Etihad Airways


GCC Countries Official Website

www.gcc-sg.org (The official website for the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf)

GCC countries

GCC Countries or Gulf countries Objective
  • Formulating similar regulations in various fields such as economy, finance, trade, customs, tourism, legislations & administration.
  • Fostering scientific and technical progress in industry, mining, agriculture, water & animal resources.
  • Establishing scientific research centers
  • Setting up joint ventures
  • Encouraging cooperation of the private sector
  • Strengthening the ties between their peoples
  • Establishing a common currency


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International driving Permit (license) in dubai UAE-ATCUAE

International Driving license in UAE Dubai, Abudhabi, Sharjah by ATCUAE. Those who are planning to drive in a foreign country holding UAE driving license are advised to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) from the Automobile and Touring Club of UAE .Official IDPs are issued exclusively in the Emirates by the ATCUAE.UAE nationals and expatriates heading overseas are warned that they could land in serious trouble by using unofficial International Driving Permits.In the event of an accident when driving overseas, anyone using an unofficial IDP may find that their insurance is invalid.

The IDPs were established by the United Nations in 1949 & 1968 to overcome difficulties faced by motorists travelling in foreign countries in view of widely varying drivers license requirements.

While many countries now allow visitors to use their domestic driving licenses when traveling abroad, this can lead to language problems, and an International Driving Permit has a number of advantages.

It is proof that the holder has a valid driving license in their own country. It is also printed in ten languages – the five United Nations official languages, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, as well as German, Arabic, Italian, the Scandinavian languages and Portuguese.

This helps overcome language barriers between drivers and police, while the document can also be a useful form of identification in the event of a lost passport.

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Validity of IDP- International Driving Permit UAE

The validity period of an international driving permit is one year.

Any UAE resident, irrespective of their nationality, can apply for the one year international driving permit in Dubai, provided the resident currently holds a valid Dubai driving licence.

Documents required-International Driving Permit UAE

A copy of passport
A copy of UAE-issued driving licence
Two photos


The applicant should be a holder of a valid UAE-issued driving licence.


Dh140 (as of publication date)

Application Form 

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Where to obtain-International Driving Permit UAE ATCUAE

International Driving Permits are available in the UAE from ATCUAE offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah, from Emirates Post Offices across the country, from the offices of the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, and a number of other ATCUAE agents.

  • Headquarters

    Al Nasser Street
    Po Box 27487
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    Tel : +971 2 6212175
    Fax : +971 2 6321593
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  • Dubai

    Al Wuheida Street, Al Mamzar
    Po Box 5078
    United Arab Emirates

    Tel : +971 4 2961122
    Fax : +971 4 2961133
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  • Sharjah

    Tel : +971 50 3863404
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  • Abu Dhabi

    Tel : +971-503867616
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  • Ras Al Khaimah

    Tel : +971-508881687
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 Here is a list of outlets where official IDP’s are available…

Arabian Automobile Association (AAA)
Belhasa Advance Motorist (BAM)
Belhasa Driving Center (BDC)
Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA)
Emirates Driving Institute (EDI)
Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
HERTZ Rent a Car
IMC Middle East (IMC)
Orient Travel Services
Road & Transport Authority (RTA)

Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Abu Dhabi Hospitality Company (Duty Free)
AUH Travel Bureau
Al Masaood Travels
Al Masaood Travels – Al Ain Branch
Omeir TravelsAlsa Travel & Tourism LLC

Emirates Post Office
Marur Typing Center
Sharjah National Travel & Tours (SNTTA)
Cosmo Travels

Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Brothers Tours & Travels
Fujairah National Driving Institute (FNDI)


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Driving License in UAE Procedure,documents and Fees

Driving License in UAE

Driving License in UAE Procedure,documents and Fees. All Emirates in UAE like Dubai,Abudhabi, sharjah,Ajaman,Ummul Quain,Rasal khaima,Fujeirah
Driving licences can be obtained by adult UAE citizens/residents after training from an authorized driving school . If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary licence.If you have never driven before or have a driving licence that is not on the approved list of 36 countries then you must undergo training.
Driving license in UAE
The emirate has certified 36 countries that have a very high international standard of driving, and are on the approved list. Nationals of such countries holding driving licenses can automatically obtain transfers and an UAE license without undergoing any training. If you have never driven before, or do not hold a driving licence that does not fall into this approved list of 36 countries, then you need to undergo training at an authorized driving school before obtaining a license.
Driving License in UAE Procedure 
Document Required
  • Original and copy of Passport with residence stamp & valid visa
  • No Objection Certificate from employer
  • 8 photographs
  • Eye Test
Steps1. Get an eye test done either at an optician or at your driving school.
2. The school will handle all paper-work with RTA who may even have a counter at the school.
3. Receive your temporary driving licence, which you must carry in your training car.
4. Once you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking, your school will apply for your theory test followed by your road test
Driving License in UAE Test

Theory Test
The theory test is carried out at the five authorized driving schools. 
Carry relevant ID, 
driving file
2 photos
RTA Fee for Theory Test is 200 AED
A total of 35 questions 
Question on road signals, hazards and guidelines on safe-driving will be asked in either English, Arabic or Urdu, with more languages to be added later. Candidates who cannot read the touch-screen or are not computer literate can take the examination orally. The first segment with 17 questions focuses on general traffic situations, and the candidate will need to answer a minimum of 11 correct to pass. The second segment has 18 questions related to the specific driving license the candidate requires and a minimum of 12 correct answers are required to be eligible for the road test.
From July 2015, a new segment was added to the Theory test. Called Risks Recognition Test, the test contains a few videos that depicts specific environmental conditions and asks the driver how he/she can cope with them. 
Road Test
On the date assigned, go with
Driving file
2 photos
RTA Fees AED 200+100 (If Pass)
On the date assigned, go with above mentioned date to the RTA Licence Section as advised by your driving school. Fill up application form & submit fees (around AED 200 for road test). When your name is called out, go along with the other three candidates and the RTA inspector to the designated car. You will be given just a few minutes to demonstrate your driving and anticipatory skills.
If you fail, you will have to register with your driving school for at least 7 more classes and get a new road-test date.
If you pass, collect the approval paper from your inspector and go to the Pass Counter. Submit along with suitable ID & AED 100. Collect your test file and submit to Control Counter. After processing, pay required fee and proceed to photo area. When your name is called out, have your photo taken. Congratulations. In a few minutes, you will receive your DL and be eligible to drive in Dubai and the UAE.
Do keep in mind that Dubai has a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving. Plainclothesmen travel about in unmarked vehicles and can legally stop you at any time to check. Dubai Smart Government recommends that you buckle up your seatbelt and drive safely at all times. 
Driving License in UAE Approved Training Centers
Al Ahli Driving School-04-3411500 (10 branches)
Belhasa Driving School – 04-3243535 (18 branches)
Dubai Driving Center– 04-3455855 (13 branches)
Emirates Driving Institute-04-2631100 (53 branches/mall counters)
Galadari Driving School-04-2676166 (14 branches)

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 Driving License in UAE-Training


  • Students who do not possess any driving license are considered as a “Beginner” and thus have to register for mandatory 40 classes.
  • Students possessing their country’s license which is 2 – 5 years old are eligible to take 30 classes.
  • Students possessing their country’s license which is more than 5 years old are eligible to take 20 classes.
  • Please note there is a pre- evaluation test (AED 100) for 30 and 20 classes registered students to assess their driving experience. The result of the pre-evaluation test is given to the instructor.
  • Refresher Course – Students holding valid UAE license can apply for this course if they need extra confidence & practice. It includes 8 practical training classes.
  • Simulator Training – All students registered for LMV 40 Classes will be attending 2 classes of Simulator (One Hour duration) prior to starting their training classes.
  • Solo Training- This is mandatory for 40 classes LMV course and is optional for 30 & 20 classes course.
  • Students can opt to register for either Automatic or Manual gear transmission. However, please note that Automatic license holders are not eligible to drive a Manual Gear Vehicle.
  • People who possess a valid GCC License have to take 2 lectures at the beginning of the course then give the knowledge test and the road test directly. If they fail in the Road test, they need to then enroll for 8 classes and again for a road test.
  • Pilots and Cabin Crews of only ‘Emirates Airlines’ with their valid country license can go directly for Theory Test & Parking Test. After clearing these tests, they can go for the Road test. For those who do not have any own country license will register for 40 classes.
  • Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 40/30/20 classes as mentioned in top three points above.
  • People having nationality and driving license for the listed 36 countries can directly transfer their licenses by walking into any RTA Office with the necessary documentation and fee.
  • People who have a valid UAE Driving license from any emirate other than Dubai needs to get their driving file transferred from original emirate to Dubai RTA before opening a file in Dubai for any other vehicle category.
  • People who have any traffic fine on their name will not be able to open a file until they clear that fine.
  • Light Motor Vehicle criteria – LMV Weight should not be more than 2.5 ton or any salon car.
Driving license fees in dubai
                     For more information, please visit RTAwebsite or call RTA on 8009090.


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