When someone thinks of Dubai, what flashes in his mind, are high rise buildings, sheer luxury, fast moving life, and most importantly a global business hub. And when it comes to travelling in Dubai or UAE, with luxury and convenience, one can easily depend upon ‘AAA RENT A CAR JLT-DUBAI’.  Driving around in UAE is definitely a pleasure. However, there are some points, one needs to consider before hitting the road.

Licenses

  • Don’t drive without a valid license. In order to apply for a driver’s license, you must have a Residence Visa.
  • Only those entering the UAE on a Visit Visa or those holding a driver’s license issued by a GCC country can rent a vehicle.
  • If your spouse enters on a Visit Visa, he/she can rent a car using an international driver’s license or a temporary UAE driver’s license.

On The Road

  • In UAE, vehicles are driven on the right side of the road.
  • It is illegal to drive over the paved shoulder.
  • It is also illegal to speak on mobile phone while driving; so get a “hands-free” accessory for your phone.
  • It is against the law to turn right, when the signal is red.
  • There are many roundabouts in UAE. Try to stay on the inside lane when turning left and always flash signal before turning.
  • Seatbelts (including rear seatbelts) in cars and buses are mandatory and should be worn at all times. Children below 10 years are not allowed on the front seat.
  • Watch out for speed bumps. They are usually indicated in yellow and can be quite high.
  • You will be rarely stopped by a policeman for speeding, but note that there are many hidden radar cameras.

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Accidents

  • If you are involved in an accident, immediately call the police and do not leave from there.
  • Make sure that you have your registration card and driving license with you.
  • When the police arrive, they will determine who is at fault so make sure to cooperate and answer their questions.
  • In the case where you are determined to be at fault, you will be given a pink form. If you are determined not to be at fault, you will be given a green form.
  • A garage cannot repair accidental damage without this form, so make sure to keep it safe.

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