Driving License Renewal in Dubai


rta_newHow Can Renew Dubai Driving License ?

Renewing your licence is simple and can be done at any RTA Traffic Office branch or mall outlet within less than 30 minutes.

You can also renew your driving license online by doing an eye-test and posting the results online through the RTA website.

From August 2010, you can renew your driving license from any other emirate.

From June 2011, you can now renew your driving license from the top four trusted opticians and their branches. These include Yateem, Barakat, Al Magrhabi & Grand Opticians.

Documents required

- An eye test certificate from a recognised optician or ophthalmologist
- A copy of your valid passport with residence visa stamp
- The expired license
- Two photos


- The applicant should come in person to where a driving licence can be renewed, or use the online service. You will need to register as a new user on the RTA website to get a personalized dashboard from where you can manage your online services including renewing your license.
There are five steps to be taken to process the renewal of driving license online, namely:
Taking an eyesight test with any of RTA-approved eye-sight testing partner,
providing a passport copy together with a personal photograph to the eyesight testing center,
inserting the existing personal file through RTA portal (www.rta.ae) or creating a new one,
paying renewal fees and fines (if any) online by using a credit card or e-dirham, and
receiving the renewed driving license at the place designated by the client within four working days from receiving the RTA confirmation message.

Fees for renewal of licence: AED 110

Where to obtain the service from:

- RTA Main Office, Customer Service Section- Umm Ramool Marrakesh Road
- Traffic office at City Centre
- Traffic office at Al Ittihad Cooperative Society, Al Twar branch
- Traffic office at Jumeira Plaza Centre
- Traffic office at Eppco Petrol Station, Al Qusais
- RTA counters at some Dubai malls
- Yateem, Barakat, Al Maghrabi & Grand Opticians

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