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Residents of the CIS countries need special permission to drive a car in Dubai

Financial advisers explained to the media which residents of which countries can drive a car in Dubai without obtaining an international driver's license. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are not included in their number.
The Canadian, who is in Dubai on a resident's visa, turned to The National to ask if he can drive his brother's UAE resident's car with a valid Canadian driver's license.


The expert said that in recent years the relevant rules in the emirate have changed, and now visitors with a guest visa can't just rent a car. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has determined that a tourist or guest can drive a Dubai-registered car in the UAE with an international driver's license. But this applies to visitors with a driver's license and passport from a certain number of countries: all countries of the Persian Gulf, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Italy, Great Britain, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Romania , Poland, Finland, Portugal, Canada, USA, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Residents of other countries will need to obtain an international driver's license at home or through the Emirates Post in the UAE.

In this case, the decision regarding insurance is made directly by the company specializing in this, so the owner of the vehicle must check whether the conditions satisfy the insurance. Best if confirmation is received in writing. This way you can avoid any potential problems in the event of a complaint.
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