New rules for UAE desert safari drivers

It is now mandatory to obtain a Desert Guide permit from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing before applying for the Safari Driving permit at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

DUBAI // New rules have been put in place for those applying for a desert safari driver licence.

It is now mandatory to obtain a Desert Guide permit from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing before applying for the Safari Driving permit at the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Sultan Al Marzouki, director of drivers’ licensing at the RTA, said the new permit aims to ensure all applicants have the right training and skills to interact with tourists and provide them with the right information about Dubai, in keeping with the global standing of the emirate.

Drivers are required to submit a No Objection Certificate from the sponsor, passport copy with valid residency, certificate of good conduct and knowledge of English language, in addition to completing a five-day tour guide course and passing the final assessment before obtaining the permit.

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Published: December 9, 2014 04:00 AM

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