Having a valid driver’s license is crucial for all motorists in Dubai. However, with busy schedules, it’s easy to let your license expire unintentionally. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai has made renewing your driver’s license an easy and seamless process that can be completed entirely online in under 10 minutes!
There are several key reasons why it’s essential to renew your Dubai driver’s license on time:
- It’s the law
- Avoid license suspension
- Maintain your no-claims discount
- Update records
How to renew your Dubai driver’s license in less than 10 minutes
Create Online RTA Account
Before starting your license renewal, make sure you have access to the necessary online accounts:
- You’ll need an account on the RTA website or mobile app.
- A UAE Pass account also needs to be set up.
Having both these accounts ready beforehand will ensure the license renewal process is smooth and efficient.
Get Your Eye Test Done
An eye test is mandatory for renewing your driver’s license, so first visit an approved optician to get this done:
Many optical stores across Dubai offer licensed eye tests.
Carry your original Emirates ID card and current UAE driver’s license for the eye test. Some opticians may accept digital copies – always check beforehand.
If you don’t have the original cards, most opticians will accept valid digital versions of your Emirates ID and driver’s license through apps like the UAE Pass.
Apply for License Renewal Online
Once your eye test results are updated in the RTA system, you can immediately apply to renew your license electronically:
The RTA Dubai app allows you to renew your driver’s license in just a few taps.
- Log in to your account
- Go to Services, and select Driving License Renewal.
- The license renewal fee is usually around AED 140.
- The optician will directly link your eye test results to RTA’s database.
- You’ll receive an SMS notification as soon as they are updated.
Receive Your Renewed License
Finally, get your renewed driver’s license delivered or collect it based on your preferred option:
After successful online renewal, you’ll receive an SMS confirming your application is approved along with the license fee payment.
Choose delivery to your home, collection from a center, or pick it up from select kiosks. Courier fees may apply for home delivery.
Renewing your Dubai driver’s license is now a fast and straightforward process that can be fully completed online through the RTA website or mobile app in less than 10 minutes. Following the simple steps outlined above will ensure your license remains valid and up to date.