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"Eyesight testing is a key requirement of renewing the driving licence. The client is required to visit one of the approved optical centres in Dubai to undergo eyesight testing. Upon clearing the test, the driving license will be issued or renewed through the available channels. The license will be printed or delivered to the client, depending on the type of channel and the preference selected," said Ahmed Mahboub, Executive Director, Drivers Licensing, Licencing Agency (RTA).
The service will be provided initially from 08:00 to 20:00, and from the start of next year, the service will be available 24/7. The initiative targets travellers and airport staff to facilitate the processing of their transactions, thanks to offering the service at new locations that meet the needs of clients.
"Through this initiative, RTA seeks to play a pioneering role in delivering government services that respond to the needs of clients. It is part of RTA’s efforts to enhance social responsibility, simplify customer procedures and support the Dubai Government’s drive to engage the private sector in the delivery of services to all community members," concluded Mahboub.
Under the new service offering, driving licences and vehicle registration cards can be delivered in two hours within Dubai, and on the same day to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer announced the start of trials and preparations of digital maps needed for deploying these vehicles by the end of this year. As such, Dubai will be the first city outside the USA to operate such vehicles.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently carried out two inspection operations relating to passenger transport activity, and fare evasion on public transport means.
Backed by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce, the event played host to 500 specialised companies, unveiling the latest and most sought-after designs in watches, jewellery, and gold ornaments from around the world.
The tragedy struck the town of Qaraqosh, in a wedding hall with a capacity of “no more than 400 people,” Interior Minister Amir Al Shammari told a press conference. That night, it held in excess of 900 people, he said.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid wished the newly appointed judges success in their new roles and highlighted the importance of constantly enhancing the DIFC’s judicial framework.
The light aircraft, which reportedly belonged to RioZim, crashed in the Zvamahande area of Mashava, killing all six onboard — four foreigners and two Zimbabweans, police said. The mid-air crash is suspected to have been caused by a mechanical fault.