Driving Tips

  • In the UAE, vehicles are driven on the right hand side of the road

  • It is mandatory to carry a valid driver’s licence when driving

  • The maximum speed limit on freeways is 100 or 120 km/h and on residential roads depending on the area, 40, 60 or 80 km/h

  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving

  • It is illegal to drink and drive or have any alcohol in your bloodstream

  • Seatbelts are mandatory and should be worn at all times

  • Drivers must use indicators when changing lanes or overtaking another vehicle.

  • Pedestrians have right of way on crossings