Dubai Driving Licence Renewal: Cost, Fine, Validity, How To …

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times)

Published: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 7:08 am

UAE residents are required to renew their driver’s license every five to 10 years. The whole process takes only about five minutes when done online after an eye exam.

To make the process more accessible, Dubai yesterday announced plans to offer driver license renewal services at its international airport. The service will be available in the third quarter of this year at Dubai International Airport – Terminal 1 (departures hall).

Fine for non-renewal

According to information published on the official website of the UAE government and the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the fine for delayed renewal of driving licenses is 10 Dh per month. The maximum penalty is set at Dh500 for delays of less than 10 years.

If the document has expired for more than 10 years, the customer can only renew it after passing a road test again, the RTA said. In this case, the test and the fine would cost nearly 1,400 Dh.

Renewal costs

For residents under the age of 21, the license renewal fee is Dh120. For those over 21, the cost reaches Dh320.

Required documents and renewed license validity

Emirates ID and eye test results will be required to renew your license.

The validity of the renewed license for those over 21 years old would be:

>> 10 years for UAE and GCC citizens

>> 5 years for expatriates

How to apply and things to keep in mind

You can request the service on the website, on the RTA app or at customer service centers.

All fines on the license must be paid before it can be renewed. Once the process is complete, you will receive a temporary driver’s license by email, which you can use until you have the real one. The validity of the temporary license varies according to the period established by the customer for the issue of the license.


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