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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.

Disclaimer

​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 https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.​

Eligibility

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Copy of the passport
  2. Original Emirates ID + copy
  3. Valid license issued in the Emirate of Dubai with a validity not less than 3 years
  4. Copy of the residence visa for residents who must be sponsored by a tourism company
  5. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the tourism company where the customer works
  6. Valid tour guide certificate from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing
  7. Eye test

Output

Safari driving permit.

Service fees

  • 200 AED
  • +10 AED knowledge fee
  • +10 AED innovation fee.

Validity

1 year.

Average processing time

Up to 10 minutes at the driving institutes.

Ways to apply

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.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must pass all the tests.

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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