Untill last year end expats holding valid driving licence issued by GCC countries were eligible to exchange their licence to a UAE licence. Suddenly this Jan apparently the rules have changed much to the nightmare of expats like me who hold valid GCC licence. Now an expat is required to take a minimum of 20 classes course before getting UAE licence. More painful is the abnormal waiting period to get the classes started at the driving institutes. In my opinion the driving institutes are making hay while the sun shines. Hope RTA realises this and nips the problem in its bud. The driving licence process needs to be made strict - no doubts about it but at he same time it should be logical and rationale. Life is difficult without driving in UAE and RTA can surely do something to facilitate quick issue of licence to those who deserve it.
Moreover why are the rules different for the western expats and the TCN's - why this bias. Is there any logical explanation to offer.
Can I have thoughts and suggestions from my learned friends in this discussion forum.[/b]