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Applying For An International Driving License

This service enables you to apply for an international driving license from the Emirate of Dubai.


Citizens and residents, who have a valid driving license issued in Dubai or any other emirate, are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Application form
  2. Emirates ID + copy
  3. Original driving license + copy
  4. 2 personal photos


International driving license.

Service fees

150 AED.


1 year.

Average processing time

During the same day.

Ways to apply


Through centers:

  • The customer presents the required documents at the centre
  • The customer is required to settle the fees in person
  • The customer receives the international driving license on the spot.

Terms and conditions

  • The customer must have a valid driving license (issued in any emirate)
  • The customer must have a valid residence visa
  • The customer must apply in person
  • The license is issued according to the type that the customer already has.

Note: The international driving license is not renewable. It is usually reissued using the same documents.


  • Question 1: Can customers with international driving license drive in Dubai?

Answer 1: Yes, they can drive motorcycles and light vehicles for touristic purposes.

  • Question 2: Can customers who hold International driving license while they are on visit visa in Dubai drive a vehicle registered in Dubai to go to Oman or any other GCC countries?

Answer 2: The customer should check with the authorities in Oman.

  • Question 3: Can Transit visa holders drive vehicle registered in Dubai?

Answer 3: Transit visa holders can drive the vehicle registered in Dubai but they should have a valid international driving license.

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