Maltese can now drive in the UAE

Malta and the United Arab Emirates have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Mutual Recognition of Driving Licences, which will come into force on 8 November 2020.

Maltese citizens with a valid residence permit in the United Arab Emirates and likewise UAE nationals resident in Malta may exchange their own driving licence for a local one. They can do so by visiting the driving license issuing authority in their respective area of residence.

This MOU will remain valid for an indefinite period.

The MOU was signed by Minister for Transport Ian Borg and Sheikh Said Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.