UAE: Driving license can now be exchanged for British equivalent

Drivers who pass their test in the UAE can now exchange their license for a British one.

New rules mean that motorists are no longer required to repeat their driving test if they move to the UK.

Under previous rules, drivers who had a UAE license could use it for a year in the UK, before having to take a British theory and practical test. The process can often cost £1,000 ($1,400), depending on a person’s driving skills.

Exchanging an Emirati license for a British one costs £43.

British officials said they were satisfied that the level of instruction and examination was sufficiently rigorous to be on par with the UK.


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