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Dubai cracks down on reckless motorists with stricter traffic law; driving schools to caution new drivers

Motor driving institutes in Dubai will emphasise further training and reminders to new drivers about the dangers of jumping a red signal and reckless driving following the amendment of laws. Starting July 6, motorists will have to pay a Dh50,000 penalty to release their vehicles for certain violations, such as jumping the red signal and […]

Unlimited driving lessons in Dubai? Why some residents are shelling out Dh8,000 for ‘lump sum’ driver’s licence package

Learners have to pay for additional classes and do more hours of training if they do not pass. Acquiring a driving licence is a big milestone for most adults. It leads to better mobility and gives you more freedom to move around. But before getting behind the wheel, one must first pass a stringent driving […]

UAE: New radars installed to monitor pedestrian crossing violations

Motorists will be fined Dh500 and awarded six black points for not giving way to pedestrians.   New radars powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been activated on various roads in Abu Dhabi to monitor and catch motorists who do not stop at pedestrian crossings.   In a new video shared on various social media […]

Driving licence must for riding electric scooters in Dubai

Dubai has issued new regulations for the use of bicycles, electric bikes and scooters and has specified 21 violations that can attract fines of up to Dh300 and confiscation of the bikes.   The regulations, which also cover permit requirements, safety guidelines, technical requirements and age limits, are governed by the Executive Council Resolution No […]

GMDC rewards winners of National Day raffle promotion

Galadari Motor Driving Centre (GMDC) has announced the winners’ names from the 50th UAE National Raffle Draw on January 20 through the online portal of the Department of Economic Development. Jayaraj Padmanabhan, an Indian expat, won the grand prize for the new Suzuki Dzire Car. In an event organized by Galadari Motor Driving Centre on […]

Galadari Motor Driving Centre opens a new motorcycle training yard in Al Quoz

Galadari Motor Driving Centre (GMDC), a premier driving school in Dubai certified by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is proud to launch the new motorcycle training yard in Al Quoz. The new motorcycle training yard will be used for internal training and RTA tests. GMDC has also expanded its motorcycle training fleet by adding […]

Former resident visiting the UAE: Can I drive if my UAE licence is still valid?

Dubai: If you are a former UAE resident who is returning to the UAE on a visit, your driver’s licence might still be valid. But can you legally drive in the UAE with that licence? A Gulf News reader wrote in asking the question. Former resident visiting the UAE: Can I drive if my UAE […]

Dubai Municipality MY vehicle Campaign

Dubai Municipality Launches Campaign on Abandoned Vehicles Dubai Municipality has launched its annual community awareness campaign aimed at the public not to leave abandoned vehicles, boats and equipment in public places. Since the beginning of this year, 5,340 SMSs have been sent to owners of abandoned vehicles. It should be noted that 1,074 abandoned vehicles […]

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