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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extensive high quality road network and cheap unleaded petrol. It is very helpful because UAE has many historical and archaeological sites natural wonders to see by car.
The UAE recognizes driver licenses issued by Gulf Cooperation Council countries (the Kingdom of Bahrain, Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates), and visitors from those countries may drive with their domestic driving permits up to three months.
The driving rules, regulations, and driving permit rules vary from emirate to emirate. But, you can drive throughout UAE if you have a temporary driver license from any emirate. Thus, if a foreign driver holds an International driver license or driving license from his country of origin, he can rent a car to drive; but for driving in Dubai a private car, a foreign driver should obtain the temporary Dubai driving license from the Traffic Police Office; this license has one month validity. A foreign driver cannot drive a privately registered car with his International driver license if that car is insured for a United Arab Emirates license holder only. For obtaining the temporary driving license, foreign drivers must go to the Dubai Traffic Department and have following documents:
Tourists or temporary visitors from countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, can drive rental cars with their National driving permits. Visitors from other countries for driving rental cars as private cars must obtain the temporary Dubai driving license. If you rent a car, the car rental company may issue you a UAE temporary driving permit on the basis of your National driving permit and International driver license. You also must give your passport with a valid visa and two photographs. For foreigners, it makes a sense to hire vehicle in UAE than bring from another county.
Have your documents with you all the time when driving; first of all, police officers will want to see your documents if they stop you. Drivers should also have their insurance documents and registration cards at all the times while driving. The main traffic rules are the same in all seven emirates; they are:
An additional information for foreign drivers is: