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Dubai hands out free driving licences to certain groups of people


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

In an overwhelming move, the Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has decided to hand over driving licences for free in the emirate for certain groups of people. The move would help them find jobs and secure the future of their families.

The RTA said on its Twitter, “RTA is continuing its charitable initiative to offer training and learning materials as well as all procedures for obtaining driving licence free of charge for disadvantaged individuals.


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“The initiative, which runs in conjunction with the Emirates Driving Institute and Beit Al Khair Society, is part of RTA’s responsibility to various community members. So far, it resulted in the issuance of driving licences to 25 individuals free of charge.”

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The noble initiative will bring and bind the society together.

The authorities said all nationalities are included in the initiative with individuals from fixed-income categories.

As soon as the individuals apply for the licences, the fees would be waived.

The package would cover theoretical and practical training in addition to signs, parking, market, and highway tests and up to the final test and the issuance of the driver's licence.

RTA and Beit Al Khair Society will choose the customers for the courses.

The authorities said a driving licence would help them get better job opportunities and better lives for their families.

The move has been widely praised by government bodies and institutions for covering a vital gap that would give people of determination a better representation in the present job market. 

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