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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 driving license for light vehicles, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Copy of the passport
  2. Original Emirates ID + copy
  3. Copy of the passport + residence visa
  4. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the tourism company where the customer works
  5. Valid tour guide certificate from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
  6. Eye test
  7. Criminal record Certificate


Safari learning permit.

Service fees

  • 200 AED
  • +20 AED knowledge and innovation fees.


1 year.

Average processing time

Up to 10 minutes at the driving institutes.

Ways to apply


Through driving institutes:

  • The customer passes the training program for tourist guide (Safari) which is valid for 2 years
  • The customer receives a criminal record Certificate and presents it at the centre along with an NOC from the company
  • The customer takes the Theory test online
  • The customer receives a safari learning permit.

Terms and conditions

  • The residents must be sponsored by a tourism company
  • The customer must be 25 years old and above
  • The customer must have a driving license for a minimum of 3 years.


  • 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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