Text Size

Audio help

Sign language



Other Languages

Disclaimer: This translation is powered by Google, RTA is not responsible for the accuracy of the translation

To revert back to original language please click Show Original in the google toolbar that will appear on top of the page.

Home/ RTA Services / Service Details
Share icon
linked share whatsapp share

Apply For a Permit to Transport Passengers in Luxury Vehicles

This service enables you to obtain a permit to transport passengers in luxury vehicles.

All investors are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Copy of the Emirates ID
  2. Copy of the passport for citizens
  3. Copy of the passport + residency visa for non-citizens (partners)
  4. Preliminary approval + Trade name reservation certificate
  5. Project feasibility study including:
    • Operating mechanism of the luxury vehicles
    • The proposed budget to practice the activity
    • The administrative structure, and human resources and experiences that will be hired to run the activity.
  6. Cash or bank guarantee for the benefit of RTA, issued from one of the banks operating in the UAE, for the amount specified in the franchise contract, to ensure the establishment fulfills all its commitments as stipulated in the administrative council decision and the franchise contract.
  7. A suitable place to manage and operate the luxury vehicles, equipped with all the facilities and supplies designated by the Licensing Agency.
  8. Undertaking to commit to the fare rate designated by RTA, which must be higher than the fare of taxi vehicles.
  9. Undertaking to integrate the electronic systems and smart applications related to the activity with RTA digital platform as designated by RTA in that regard.
  10. Undertaking to abide by all service level agreements as designated by RTA.
  11. Undertaking not to operate the luxury vehicles until after signing the agreement.
  12. Undertaking to commit to the luxury vehicles categories, the number allowed to operate, the used type of vehicles.
Service fees
  • 20,000 AED franchise fee (1,000 AED for each vehicle)
  • 1,200 AED operating fees for each vehicle, to be settled on a monthly basis after completing the transaction.
Process time
  • 20 working days.
  • The customer submits the required documents by e-mail to, and receives a preliminary approval.
  • The customer applies for an NOC to Issue a New Trade Licence through RTA Website
  • The customer heads to the Franchise Services Section at RTA headquarters to settle the fees and receive the NOC.
  • The customer follows-up on the application through "Review Trade Licence Request" Service on RTA Website.
  • The customer signs the agreement at the Procurement Department at RTA headquarters.
  • The customer submits the cheques required for the contract at the Financial Department at RTA headquarters.
Average waiting time
  • N/A.
  • Agreement validity: 3 years
  • Validity of operating the vehicles: 5 years from the date of manufacture
  • Validity of operating the extended vehicles: 10 years from the date of manufacture.
What you will get

Permit to transport passengers in luxury vehicles.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must provide an 86,400 AED bank guarantee for 20 vehicles.
  • The customer must provide a 4,320 AED additional bank guarantee for each vehicle if the number of vehicles exceeds 20.
  • The customer must provide a vehicle shelter in Dubai to accommodate at least 20 vehicles.
  • After signing the agreement the type of vehicle is determined based on the type of agreement:


Minimum number

Category 1

Regular luxury vehicles

20 vehicles

Category 2

Luxury vehicles

10 vehicles

Category 3

Long wheelbase vehicles (long chassis)

10 vehicles

  • Note: For more details on the list of approved vehicles to work in the field of transporting passengers in luxury vehicles, the customer must check with the Planning and Business Development Department at the Public Transport Agency.

This service has no FAQs.

Home/ RTA Services / Service Details

You are being redirected to an external website

Please wait a moment ...

Content loading ...

Please wait for a moment