766,340 With Driving Licences

ABU DHABI — Nearly 766,340 people have driving licences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Director of Vehicles and Drivers’ Licensing, Abu Dhabi Police, Colonel Mohammed Al Ketbi said.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 12 Aug 2009, 12:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:20 AM

Abu Dhabi has the lion’s share with 522,946 licences, followed by Al Ain with 211,579 and Gharbiya with 31,814.

“The number of driving licences doesn’t surpass the demand of the market. The rise is in the number of vehicles, not in the driving licences,’’ Al Ketbi said. “We are always keen to give individuals the opportunity to get driving licences in a way that matches the number of vehicles.

“Economic investments also need drivers to transport their requirements and building materials to project sites.” According to him, the departure of drivers to their homeland creates a shortage of those professionals who describe them as the backbone of companies.


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