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Apply for Renewing a Safari Driving Permit

This service enables you to apply for the renewal of a safari driving permit.

Individual customers, citizens and residents, who have a safari driving permit issued in Dubai and work at a tourism company that organizes safaris, are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the tourism company where the customer works
  3. Good Criminal record Certificate.
Service fees
  • 300 AED permit fees
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 1 visit to the driving institute/centre.

Through driving institutes

  • The customer receives the NOC to renew a safari driving permit to be able to apply for the training program for tourist guide (Safari) by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai.
  • The customer passes the training program for tourist guide (Safari) which is valid for 2 years.
  • The customer receives a criminal record Certificate electronically from Dubai police and presents it at the institute along with an NOC from the company.
  • The employee checks the availability of the eye test results online.
  • The customer settles the required fees at the institute while applying for "Renewing A Safari Driving Permit".
  • An electronic copy of the receipt is sent to the e-mail registered in the system, and a text message is sent to the registered phone number with a link to download a copy of the transaction receipt.
  • The customer receives the new safari driving permit.
Average waiting time
  • Up to 10 minutes.

1 year.

What you will get

Renewed 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 licence issued in the UAE for a minimum of 2 years.
  • The customer must be medically fit (must have valid eye test results).
  • The customer must pass the training program for tourist guide (Safari) by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
  • 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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