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Applying For A Safari Learning Permit

This service enables you to apply for a safari driving learning permit.


Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.


Individual customers, citizens and residents, who have a light vehicle driving license issued in UAE, and work at a tourism company that organize safaris are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the tourism company where the customer works
  3. Criminal record Certificate.


Safari learning permit.

Service fees

  • 200 AED permit fees
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.


3 months.

Average processing time

  • Up to 10 minutes at the driving institutes.


Through driving institutes:

  • The customer get the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to issue a safari driving permit to be able to apply for the training program for tourist guide (Safari) by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai
  • The customer passes the training program for tourist guide (Safari) which is valid for 2 years
  • The customer receives a criminal record Certificate from Dubai police and presents it at the institute along with an NOC from the company
  • The employee checks the availability of the Knowledge test results online
  • The customer pays the required fees
  • The customer receives a safari learning permit.

Terms and conditions

  • The residents must be sponsored by a tourism company.
  • The customer must be 21 years old and above.
  • The customer must have a valid driving license issued in UAE for a minimum of 2 years
  • The customer must be medically fit (Must have a valid medical test results from one of the accredited hospitals)
  • The customer must pass the training program for tourist guide (Safari) by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.


  • Question 1: What are the details pertaining to driving violations in the desert?

Answer 1: For details about driving violations in the desert without a permit, the customer must check with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing or Dubai Police (Department of Tourism Security).

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