Dubai: UAE Public Prosecution has reminded residents to only drive a vehicle if they have the right licence issued by the relevant authorities.
If not, they face a jail term as well as a financial penalty, according the UAE’s traffic laws.
In a post on their social media channels on July 10, UAE Public Prosecution stated: “Pursuant to Article 51 of the Federal Law No. 21 on Traffic, as amended, shall be sentenced to detention for a term not exceeding three months and/or to a minimum fine of Dh5,000, whoever drives a vehicle on the road without a driver’s licence or with a licence not allowing him to drive that type of vehicle.”
So, if you are new to the UAE and wish to get a driving licence, you can apply for one at a driving school in the UAE. For a detailed guide on how you can get a driving licence in the UAE, read our guide here.
Also, if you have a valid driving licence from certain countries, you can convert it to a UAE driving licence as well. Find out if you are eligible, here.