New Rules For Driving Schools

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has issued a new resolution to regulate activities of driving schools across Dubai. The resolution applies to all driving schools apart from military and security bodies.

According to the new resolution, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)’s in-house licensing agency is responsible for regulating all driving schools in the emirate, including issuing licences to instructors and monitoring if driving schools are following all new regulations and laws.

The agency will assign the different areas where training lessons can be given to students, as well as issue permits for temporary driving lesson areas.

A licence issued by the new agency is necessary to provide driving lessons including advanced driving lessons and desert driving lessons. The licences issued by the RTA’s agency are valid for a year, whereas the the licenses for temporary driving instruction areas are only valid for six months.

The instructor licenced issued to a non-UAE citizen will expire as the instructor leaves the driving school they work at.

All instructors are required to carry their instructor licences during training classes and present it when asked. Failure to do this leads to fines that will double for repeat violations in a year. Fines will not exceed Dhs 30,000.

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