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RTA to implement new driving license regulation effective 1st July

30 June 2017

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai will begin implementation of new Executive Regulation of the Federal Driving and Traffic Law on 1st July 2017, as revised by the Ministerial Resolution No.(177) for 2017 (Article 84 governing the issuance and renewal of driver license).

RTA’s commitment to implement the resolution is in-line with its efforts to serve the public interest in the field.

Speaking to the media, the CEO of RTA Licensing Agency, Ahmed Bahrozyan, said that Article 84 of the Ministerial Resolution 177 will be implemented as of 1st July 2017. This sets various stipulations regarding issuance and renewal of driving licenses. It also establishes the initial validity of Driving Licenses issued or replaced as two years for naitonals, GCC nationals and other nationalities aged 21 years or above. The validity of renewal of driver licenses as ten years for nationals and GCC nationals aged 21 years and above, and five years for nationalities of the same age group.

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Those aged less than 21 years, be it nationals or GCC nationals or other nationalities, the initial validity of the driver license issued, replaced or renewed shall be one year, as currently applied, he said.

RTA is always keen on complying with the Federal and Ministerial Laws governing the issuance, renewal or age limits pertaining to driver licenses, out of its keenness to serve the public interest and release its vision of providing safe and smooth transport for all, Bahrozyan said.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment and everyday life on GCC countries

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