If your country doesn't happen to be on the list, you can still benefit from the 'Golden Chance' incentive and get a local licence after passing the exams. This initiative was proposed by The Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA). Before, foreigners from these countries had to attend driving lesson followed by taking, and passing, a test.To see if you are eligible to get a UAE driving licence without having to take any exams, go to the RTA website.
Residents from countries outside the list can still take advantage of the 'Golden Chance'. For that, you need to:
If you successfully pass both of these tests, you will get the UAE driving licence, valid for two years. It can then be extended it for five years. If you fail your 'Golden Chance', you will have to go to driving school for both driving theory and practice. After that, you must retake these tests again.