If you've been in Dubai a while, it's probably time to renew your driving licence. Here's what you need to know!
30 July 2013| Last updated on 19 January 2020
Renewing your Dubai driving licence needn't be an all day event.
Here we take a look at how to get this done with the help and advice from the RTA website.
Renewing your licence is simple and can be done at any RTA Traffic Office branch or mall outlet within less than 30 minutes. You can also renew your driving license online by doing an eye-test and posting the results online through the RTA website.
Driver's are also able to renew their driving licence if located in any other emirate, and may also renew their UAE driving licence through one of the top four trusted opticians and their branches; Yateem, Barakat, Al Magrhabi and Grand Opticians.
Documents required to renew your Dubai driving licence
- An eye test certificate from a recognised optician or ophthalmologist
- A copy of your valid passport with residence visa stamp
- The expired license
- Two photos
Conditions of renewing your Dubai driving licence
The applicant should come in person to where a driving licence can be renewed, or use the online service. You will need to register as a new user on the RTA website to get a personalised dashboard from where you can manage your online services including renewing your license.
There are five steps to be taken to process the renewal of driving license online, namely:
- Taking an eyesight test with any of RTA-approved eye-sight testing partner,
- providing a passport copy together with a personal photograph to the eyesight testing center,
- inserting the existing personal file through RTA portal (www.rta.ae) or creating a new one,
- paying renewal fees and fines (if any) online by using a credit card or e-dirham,
- and receiving the renewed driving license at the place designated by the client within four working days from receiving the RTA confirmation message.
Total fees for renewal of licence: AED 110
Where to go to renew your Dubai driving licence
- RTA Main Office, Customer Service Section- Umm Ramool Marrakesh Road
- Traffic office at City Centre
- Traffic office at Al Ittihad Cooperative Society, Al Twar branch
- Traffic office at Jumeira Plaza Centre
- Traffic office at Eppco Petrol Station, Al Qusais
- RTA counters at some Dubai malls
- Yateem, Barakat, Al Maghrabi & Grand Opticians