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    UAE rolls out new driving rules for expats

    By Mark Nituma Published: April 17, 2017

    Expats are now expected to renew their driving licenses every five years based on a new ministerial decree His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior was reported to have issued a Ministerial Decree this 2017 that sought to amend regulatory mechanisms of the 1995 traffic laws in the Emirates.

    Emiratis will then have to renew their driving license every 10 years, the Khaleej Times reported.

    Motorists are not allowed to drive a motorbike, electric scooter, tricycle and quad bike without proper license and permit, it said further.

    “The law emphasized that electric scooters or and quads are for entertainment purposes only and as such allowed only in the desert – with proper licensing,” it added.

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