Only road test for Gulf expats

ABU DHABI — Gulf expatriates with valid GCC residence visas, who come to the UAE for employment or investment, have to pass only the road test to obtain the UAE driving licence, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) decided recently.

By Adel Arafah

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Published: Wed 13 Aug 2008, 1:30 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:02 PM

Official sources with the Traffic Department at the MoI told Khaleej Times, applicants from the GCC, who had to pass all driving tests earlier, could change their valid GCC licences after passing the road test soon after getting the UAE residence visas. The procedure has been eased to help the applicants save time, money and effort.

Those who move across the GCC will have no more problems in this regard, the sources said. Only Gulf citizens are entitled to this procedure.

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