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Apply for a Safari Driving Permit

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

Eligibility
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.
Service fees
  • 300 AED permit fees
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Average processing time
  • Up to 10 minutes.
Driving Institutes
Process

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.
Validity
  • 1 year.
What you will get

Safari driving 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 eye test results)
  • 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 assesed by the agency.
FAQs
  • 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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