17 year old's - You can now drive in the UAE!
The minimum age to get your drivers license and drive on the roads of the UAE, has been lowered from 18 years old, to 17!
The Chairman of Federal Traffic Council and Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Operations at Dubai Police, Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafeen has said that the Council has approved lowering the minimum age to get your driver's license to 17 years old!
Before, drivers could begin learning at the age of 17 and a half, once passed, drivers could not collect their license until they turned 18, and be legal on the UAE's roads.
The new rule is currently under consideration by the Council of Ministers, at the same time, the recommendation of rest areas for truck drivers along long highways like, the Abu Dhabi-Fujairah road, is in discussion, also.