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United Arab Emirates - Obtain a International Driving License

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Applicants can visit any of the ATCUAE offices or the Emirates Post Offices across the country and apply for an international licence after paying the fee of AED 150.

International Driver License can also be obtained form the following locations as well.
Arabian Automobile Association (AAA)
Belhasa Advance Motorist (BAM)
Belhasa Driving Center (BDC)
Dubai National Air Travel Agency (DNATA)
Emirates Driving Institute (EDI)
Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
HERTZ Rent a Car
IMC Middle East (IMC)
Orient Travel Services
Road & Transport Authority (RTA)

Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Abu Dhabi Hospitality Company (Duty Free)
AUH Travel Bureau
Al Masaood Travels
Al Masaood Travels Al Ain Branch
Omeir TravelsAlsa Travel & Tourism LLC

Emirates Post Office
Marur Typing Center
Sharjah National Travel & Tours (SNTTA)
Cosmo Travels

Emirates Post Office (EMPOST)
Brothers Tours & Travels
Fujairah National Driving Institute (FNDI)


Required Documents[edit]

  1. Passport Copy
  2. Valid UAE Driving License
  3. 2 passport size Photograph

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Address : General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police
Al Saada Street
Abu Dhabi
P.O. 253

Telephone : +971 2 446 1461 / Emergency: 999
Fax : +971 2 409 2441

Email : [email protected]
Website :

Office hours: Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Public working hours: Sunday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Police Centres: 24 hours



The applicant should be a holder of a valid UAE-issued driving licence.


AED 150.


The validity period of an international driving permit is one year.

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Need for the Document[edit]

International driving licences or International Driving Permits (IDP) as they are commonly known are necessary for UAE nationals and residents who wish to drive while staying abroad.

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