Why carry an IDP while driving in Dubai?
Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Dubai highly recommends an International Driving Permit.
Driving Rules in Dubai
The United Arab Emirates, particularly Dubai, has great architecture and historical landmarks. Explore the different structures and places by driving your own car. Be sure to check some important rules to maximize your experience.
- Drive on the right side of the road.
- The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 23 years old.
- Seat belts are a must.
- Child-restraint is a must.
- Do not drink and drive.
- The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban roads, 80 km/h in rural roads and 120 km/h on highways.
- Third-party insurance is a must.
Speeding limit in Dubai:
Those exceeding the speed limit by 80 kmph will be fined AED 3,000, slapped with 23 black points and have their car impounded for 60 days.
Driving in Dubai during Winter:
Travelers claim that winter is the best time to visit Dubai, particularly from October to March. As long as you follow the traffic laws, you are good to go. Be sure to have winter tires in all your wheels for added precaution.
Enjoy your stay and have a safe travel.
How to get your IDP
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