A work colleague is very frustrated he failed his final driving road test. Again. This is the fourth time.
He already paid AED4,000 for his 20 classes + road test and then AED820 extra for the classes and the road test every time he failed the tests. Sigh. Frustrating isn’t it?
Another work colleague said,
“What to do? It’s always like that – no one really passes on the first try. I got my license after 6 road tests!”
“Gone are the days when people pass on the first try! It’s become a profit making scheme here!”
Obviously, that did not comfort the guy who failed his 4th road test. He’s now confused whether to go through his 5th test again or give up.
I asked around: How many times did you have to take the final road test before getting that much coveted, UAE driving license?
Some were happy to say they were lucky to pass on the first try, others had to undergo the test three times, some five times. Getting a driving license in Dubai is made tougher to improve driving standards in the Emirate. I get it and am all for safety driving but at the same time feeling the frustration of people failing the test again and again, wasting away precious time and money.
How about you? How many times did you take the final road test before you got your driving license?
As for me, my foreign license belongs to the list of countries where it only takes a few minutes to transfer that foreign license to a UAE driving license (valid for 10 years). No training or road test required.
The countries from which citizens can transfer their driving licenses are given below:
Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.