International driving license vs local driving license

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I am driving in Abu Dhabi using international driving license from Hong Kong. However, as far as i know, when i got the resident permit. I cannot drive here using my international driving license. I have to take a driving exam here which may take a month time to complete. I need to drive as long as i got the resident permit. What can I do ? Can i wavie the exam ?

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MiKe's picture

You are right, as long as you are under visit visa you will be able to drive, but when ever you get your resident you have to stop, you can not change the exam date but you will be lucky if you get it within one month.

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Wed, 26/03/2008 - 13:00

careful

Solo12's picture

Wilson, be careful do not try to drive w/o license, if the police catch u!!!!!!!!!

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Wed, 26/03/2008 - 13:10

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Bigboss's picture

Am not sure but i think you can pay extra charge and they will let your exam earlier,, just go and ask in the driving department or in the driving school.
Could u make it sure for us if ever u asked them?

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Wed, 26/03/2008 - 13:30

Driving exam

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Wilson, Sure u can't waive the exam, it is a must, actually u will have two exams, theoretical and on road. wish u a good luck

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Wed, 26/03/2008 - 19:23

International Driver's licence

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hello can anyone tell me if I can use my firm's car with an international driver's licence? I'm still on tourist visa. I was told that insurance doesn't cover this case. In other countries this doesn't happen.
Thanks

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Fri, 08/08/2008 - 10:50

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am not really sure abut this, the best way to know is to ask the insurance company or ask the car owner, it is little complicated when it comes to the firm's car.
let us know plz

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Sun, 10/08/2008 - 08:36

I am the same situation. I

Guest's picture

I am the same situation. I now got the resident visa and cannot drive with HK license.
I have already paid the VVIP course and Dhs200 per lessons, and now paid more than Dhs10k and spend over 4 months but still cannot get the license.

You can have a general web search, on average you need to take 3-5 tests in order to pass, the extreme is to sit for 25 times and spend 5 years for test.

It is a clever policy to make money by the driving school.

Good luck!

Wed, 20/08/2008 - 17:10

License for relatives

kite's picture

My brother from europe will visit me in some weeks as tourist and wants to drive my local Abu Dhabi car. Is he allowed to drive with international license or does he need to rent a car? I heard that there's a special procedure for relatives... anyone knows?

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Sun, 28/09/2008 - 17:21

kite

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am not really sure about it, i prefer you call the call center, they can advice about it try this number 800555

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Mon, 29/09/2008 - 18:21

how come getting a driving

gunh's picture

how come getting a driving license is like a nightmare here...

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Sun, 07/12/2008 - 21:54

It is not really nightmare,

Dhabi's picture

It is not really nightmare, but you need to be patient about it, i really wish you a good luck, me too i face hard time taking it. but finally i got it....

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Mon, 08/12/2008 - 22:20

dhabi, any tips to share???

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dhabi,

any tips to share??? and so we do not need to take out own country international driving lisence in this case, since we need to sit for the exam. correct?

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Tue, 09/12/2008 - 18:29

exam

rehman's picture

nthng

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Sun, 29/03/2009 - 21:29

finally got my license...

gunh's picture

finally got my license...

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Sun, 29/03/2009 - 23:01

Congratulation

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Congratulation, Congratulation, Congratulation, Congratulation, GUNH..... how is the feeling?

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