When it comes to renewing your license, the process is straightforward and there are 4 easy ways how to renew your driving license in Dubai & Abu Dhabi:
To carry out the renewal:
- RTA Website
- RTA Mobile App
- RTA Call Centre
- RTA Kiosk at Customer Happiness Centres
Documents needed for driving license renewal
Before you go about renewing your license, you need to have the following documents ready:
- Your expired (or soon to expire) Dubai driving license
- Emirates ID
- Eye test certificate
2020 Driving licence renewal fees
The fees associated with renewing your license are as follows:
If older than 21 years of age: 320 AED (300 AED RTA fee + 20 AED knowledge & innovation fee)
If younger than 21 years of age: 120 AED (100 AED RTA fee + 20 AED knowledge & innovation fee)
Delivery: 25 AED fee if choosing to get your license delivered to you
NB: you will need to clear any fines associated with your drivers license no matter which Emirate they were accrued in.
If using the Dubai RTA website to renew your Dubai driving license, you’ll need to create an account, complete all required details and then your eye test certificate will be sent to your RTA account once everything is confirmed. You can pay using a debit or credit card and can choose to receive your license via delivery (additional fee) or you can pick it up from an RTA Customer Happiness Centre.
RTA Mobile App
Using the RTA Mobile App on either iOS or Android is easy and similar to using the RTA website to renew your Dubai driving license.
RTA Call Centre
You can also choose to call the Dubai RTA Centre to renew your license. Simply call them on 800 90 90 and follow the prompts for license renewal where an operator will assist you.
A temporary license will be sent to you via email while your new license is prepared. This temporary driving license is valid between 5-15 days depending on the license.
Kiosk at RTA Customer Happiness Centres
These kiosks are clearly marked and you can simply follow the prompts to renew your driving license. Payment, processing of renewal and printing of your new drivers license will be done by the kiosk.
NOTE: It’s important to note that for expat residents, drivers licenses are valid for 5 years (a change from the old 10 year rule).
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