Which Countries Driving License Can Be Exchanged In UAE?

Which Countries Driving License Can Be Exchanged In UAE?

Which Countries Driving License Can Be Exchanged In UAE?

Here is the complete guide, getting your driving license in just 5 Minutes. Please read this carefully

Who Is Applicable To Get Driving License Of UAE, In Just 5 Minutes?

Are you in need of driving license, wanted to get as quickly as possible? Yes you can. Below we have given the list of countries, if you have driving license from any of the country from the list. Than let us tell you, you are the lucky one. UAE ministry of foreign affairs has granted permission of the national from listed countries to get converted their driving license. The whole process is just takes 5 minutes.

Here is the link, just click on it, follow the online process, submit your application, your job is done.


Driving The Car In UAE, How Easy It Is?

Many tourists in the UAE are able to drive using their country issued driving license, while others can use an international driving license. A UAE driving license is necessary for those who want to live and work in the UAE for a long period of time. A candidate just has to apply for a UAE driving license using the license from their home country because the UAE fortunately offers a duplicating driving license for the nationals of many countries. Below we have given list of 43 countries, if driving license is issued from these countries, UAE driving license can be issued in just 5 minutes process.


List Of Countries Who’s Issued Driving Licenses Are Accepted To Drive In UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have granted driving permission to the following nationalities:

  1. United Kingdom
    2. United States of America
    3. France
    4. Japan
    5. Germany
    6. Italy
    7. Belgium
    8. Netherland
    9. Switzerland
    10. Denmark
    11. Greece
    12. Spain
    13. Sweden
    14. Ireland
    15. Norway
    16. Turkey
    17. Canada
    18. Poland
    19. South Korea
    20. Finland
    21. South Africa
    22. Australia
    23. Romania
    24. New Zealand
    25. Singapore
    26. Hong Kong
    27. Austria
    28. Slovakia
    29. Luxembourg
    30. Serbia
    31. Austria
    32. Slovakia
    33. Luxembourg
    34. China
    35. Portugal
    36. Finland
    37. Romania
    38. Denmark
    39. Serbia
    40. Poland
    41. Netherlands
    42. Latvia
    43. Lithuania


Do You Need To Cancel Your Country Issued Driving License In Order To Get UAE Driving License?

Most of the visitors think, their country issued driving license will be cancelled if they get UAE driving license. Let us get you sigh of relief; you can still have your country issued driver’s license while getting the UAE driver’s license. Now feeling better! yes off course you do.


Can You Drive In Other Emirate If Your Driving License Is From Dubai, RTA Office?

Yes, you can drive if our driving license is issued from any emirate of UAE. Either driving license issued from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or any out of 7 emirates of UAE. There are in total 7 emirates named as

  1. Abu Dhabi
  2. Dubai
  3. Sharjah
  4. Ajman
  5. Umm Al Quwain
  6. Fujairah
  7. Ras Al Khaimah

Abu Dhabi is the capital of United Arab Emirates.


What Documents I Need In Order To Exchange My Driving License In UAE?

Although each emirate has its own driving licensing authority, all licenses are accepted in the UAE. You will require the following paperwork if you intend to change your license to a UAE one in Abu Dhabi or Dubai:

  1. Your country issued original driving license.
  2. Certified translation of driving license in Arabic.
  3. Authentic residency permit provided by UAE ministry of foreign affairs.
  4. A complete application for a replacement of driving license.
  5. No Objection Letter from the sponsor for the replacement of the driving license.
  6. Health fitness certificate from emirate’s health authority.
  7. The eye exam is available at any authorised optician available all around the country at many locations.



If you are wondering, what is translating driving license. Let us explain you, UAE national language is Arabic. All UAE governing authorities deal with Arabic language, if above listed countries issued driving license is in Arabic than you don’t need to translate driving license in to Arabic. If no, then off course you need certified translation of your driving license.

At STLT, you can get certified driving license translation in no time with door step delivery. If you are looking for authorised or certified translation of driving license than, Sim-Trans Legal Translation is the best option.

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