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Issuing A Permit To Maintain An Abra

This service enables you to obtain a maintenance permit for regular or emergency maintenance activities. The permit provides access to the Marine Transport Maintenance Workshops at Al Jaddaf.


Abra owners are eligible to apply for this service.

Required documents

  1. Permit to operate an Abra


Permit for Abra maintenance.

Service fees

This service is free.


This service has no validity.

Average processing time

  • Customer Service Centre (Inspector's office at Bur Dubai Marine station): 10 minutes.

Ways to apply


Through customer service centre:

  • The driver applies for a maintenance permit at Bur Dubai Marine Transport station
  • The driver receives the permit
  • The driver shows the permit to the security officer at Al Jaddaf station
  • The driver starts the maintenance activities.

Terms and conditions

  • The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) keeps the Abra operating permit and issues a maintenance permit when the customer applies for the service
  • The customer must hand over the driving license to receive the maintenance permit
  • The customer must carry out periodic maintenance activities every year (at least every 6 months)
  • Refraining from carrying out maintenance activities is considered as a violation, and will halt the operation of the Abra.


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