New rules for Dubai driving licences from July 1



The new changes will be effective from next week

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) introduced amendments to the rules for issuance and renewal of driving licenses in the emirate in April this year. It announced on Tuesday that these new changes will become effective from July 1.

According to the amendments, the validity of new driving license in the country has been set to two years for citizens, GCC nationals and other nationalities aged 21 years and above.

After that, licence renewal validity shall be 10 years for UAE citizens and GCC nationals and five for non-citizens from other nationalities.

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However, earlier there was no timeline to when this amendment will come in place. The RTA today on their Instagram handle confirmed that it will be implemented from July 1, 2017.