International Driving Permit
UAE citizens and residents who intend to drive in a foreign country are required to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) while in the UAE. The IDP is a United Nations convention and a legal requirement that allows motorists to drive their vehicles outside the UAE legally, without the need for further tests and applications.
The permit is valid for one year and the following documents are required to get it:
- IDL form
- a copy of Emirates ID
- a copy of passport and valid residency
- a copy of valid UAE driving licence
- two photos (passport size).
IDP can be obtained through the following entities:
Also, refer to the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to check which countries exchange a valid UAE driving licence.
Check what countries is an IDP required for- (FAQ-ATCUAE)
Use the Markhoos service to find the list of countries where you can drive with your UAE-issued driving licence.