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Applying For A Safari Driving permit

This service enables you to apply for a safari driving permit from the Emirate of Dubai.


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. Applicant file at the institute.


Safari driving permit.

Service fees

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


  • 1 year.

Average processing time

  • Up to 10 minutes.

Ways to apply


Through driving institutes:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the institute
  • The customer undergoes the training and then takes the test in the presence of an examiner from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)
  • In case of failure, the customer undergoes additional training and books another date to take the test
  • In case of success, the customer receives a safari driving permit for 1 year.

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
  • The customer must pass all the tests.


  • 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 is requested to check with the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing or Dubai Police (Department of Tourism Security).

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