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Renewing A Safari Driving Permit

This service enables you to apply for the renewal of a safari driving 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, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

For citizens:

  1. Original Emirates ID+ copy
  2. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the tourism company
  3. Eye test certificate
  4. Good Criminal record Certificate.

For residents:

  1. Copy of the valid passport
  2. Valid residence visa
  3. Original Emirates ID + copy
  4. Eye test certificate
  5. Tourist guide certificate
  6. Criminal record Certificate
  7. NOC from the tourism company where the customer works.


Renewed safari driving permit.

Service fees

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


1 year.

Average processing time

  • Driving institutes: up to 10 minutes.

Ways to apply


Through driving institutes:

  • The customer submits the required documents at the institute
  • The customer settles the required fees
  • The customer receives the renewed safari driving permit.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must have a valid residence visa sponsored by a tourism company.


  • 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 and Dubai Police (Department of Tourism Security).

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