No UAE driving license test for visitors from 43 countries

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No driving license test for visitors from 43 countries

For expats, getting a driving license in the UAE is their first priority. While the majority of residents must pass a number of tests before receiving a license, there are a few countries where license holders are exempt from these requirements and are permitted to drive within the nation.

Within the “Markhoos” initiative, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) provides a service that makes the exchange of driving licenses easier. Visitors are allowed to use their national driving licenses or, if they have a resident permission, exchange them for UAE licenses.

License holders from the following 43 countries are permitted to exchange their home country’s driving license for a UAE license, according to a list published on the MoI website:

Estonia
Albania
Portugal
China
Hungary
Greece
Ukraine
Bulgaria
Slovak
Slovenia
Serbia
Cyprus
Latvia
Luxembourg
Lithuania
Malta
Iceland
Montenegro
United State of America
France
Japan
Belgium
Switzerland
Germany
Italy
Sweden
Ireland
Spain
Norway
New Zealand
Romania
Singapore
Hong Kong
Netherlands
Denmark
Austria
Finland
United Kingdom
Turkey
Canada
Poland
South Africa
Australia

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