UAE driving licence is straightforward to get renewed

I have lived in Abu Dhabi for almost 10 years so I believe that I will need to renew my UAE driving licence soon. How do I do this and is it a straightforward procedure? BB, Abu Dhabi

A UAE driving licence is valid for a period of 10 years and must then be renewed. The process is relatively simple as long as all the information required is provided and the right steps are taken. Applications for renewal should be made to the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police or Emirates Driving Company. Individuals need to provide their Emirates Identity Card, the existing or expired driving licence, a recent passport-sized photo, an approved eye test and a letter of no objection from their sponsor or employer. The eye test can be undertaken at the Drivers Licensing Department of one of the organisations at the time the renewal application is made. The fee is Dh110 and working hours are usually 7.30am to 7.00pm. Applications and the required documents should be submitted to one of the customer services centres of the Drivers Licensing Department.

Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser with Holborn Assets in Dubai, with over 20 years’ experience. Contact her at Follow her on Twitter at @FinancialUAE.

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