New rule on vehicle and driving license services in Dubai

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council has issued Executive Council Resolution No. (57) of 2017 pertaining to Vehicle and Driving Licence Services.

The Resolution aims to enable RTA’s Licensing Agency to develop its services and utilise applications and smart solutions to facilitate the delivery of services.

Pursuant to the Resolution, the agency is responsible for issuance and renewal of driving licences and learning permits, conducting driving tests, issuance and renewal of occupational permits, desert driving permits, heavy bus and heavy truck driving permits, and special nature driving permits, according to the terms and conditions outlined in Federal Traffic Law No. (21) of 1995 and other approved bylaws.

Pursuant to the Resolution, RTA’s Licencing Agency is responsible for specifying the locations and special procedures for driving licences and permits, issuance and renewal of examiners’ permits according to RTA’s approved procedures, establishing and approving a system for classifying examiners, approving the specification of testing vehicles, issuing licences for the drivers’ testing yard and conducting assessments, monitoring and inspections to ensure accurate implementation of this Resolution.

According to the Resolution, the RTA is authorised to collect fees for the licencing and permit services listed in Appendix (1) of this Resolution. People with disabilities and people with special needs enjoy 50 percent discount on all services included in this Resolution.

RTA’s Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors will issue the required bylaws to implement this Resolution. These bylaws will be published in the Dubai Government’s Official Gazette.

This Resolution annuls any other legislation that contradicts or challenges its articles. The Resolution shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall be considered valid following 60 days of the date of publication.

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