Can I drive in Dubai with Indian license

drive in Dubai with Indian license complete guide
can I drive in Dubai with Indian license

Can I drive in Dubai with Indian license is one of the most asked question by Indian who is living in UAE. Well, the short answer is NO. You can not drive in Dubai UAE with Indian license. With a regular Indian license, you are not allowed to drive in Dubai or anywhere in UAE.

However, you can drive in Dubai with Indian license if you have an international driving license (You can apply for it in India) which is valid for UAE. Please bear in mind this rule is only applicable if you are on a tourist visa. If you are living in UAE or doing business in Dubai then this rule won’t work.

If you hold a resident visa or have a business setup then you must apply for a locally issued driving license. Here you can read more about How to get a UAE driving license.

Just to give you an idea you have to apply for a driving license and register yourself in a driving school. There are a few RTA certified driving schools but don’t worry these schools have so many branches at different locations.

To register yourself in a driving school is a must to do thing but to attend the classes depends on your Indian driving license age. However, you have to clear a bunch of different tests and one of them is RTA Theory Test. To practice RTA Theory Test please download RTA Theory Test Mobile Application and read the official handbook.

If you have decided to apply for a Dubai UAE driving license. Follow the procedure of UAE driving license. Talk to local people and ask your friends who have cleared the driving license. You can also watch videos on Youtube, there are so many people are sharing their personal experience. We have a complete dedicated category about driving in Dubai. There you can learn more about driving fines and other important rules and laws related to driving in Dubai.


  1. Is there any possibility that i can apply for international license of India from UAE while being in UAE with tourist visa?

  2. How to chanche indian international driving license in dubai? I chenched already indian license in india as a international. So what About the next step???


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