UAE introduces new rules for expat driving licences

His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior issued Ministerial Decree for the year 2017 amending the Implementing Rules of the Federal Law for the year 1995 regarding traffic laws. As per the new law, Emiratis will have to renew their driving license every 10 years and expats every 5 years.

Apart these amendments to driver’s licenses, the law also says that motorists are not allowed to drive a motorbike without proper license and permit. The same goes for electric scooters, tricycles and quad bikes. The law emphasised that electric scooters or and quads are for entertainment purposes only and as such allowed only in the the desert – with proper licensing.



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