50% RTA discount for people with special needs

By Sheena Amos

Dubai has taken several measures to make life easier for special needs people

Hamdan bin Mohammed issues Resolution

DUBAI 14 November 2017: People with disabilities and people with special needs enjoy 50 per cent discount on all services included in a resolution,issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

The Executive Council Resolution No. (57) of 2017 pertaining to Vehicle and Driving Licence Services, authorises Roads & Transport Agency (RTA) to collect fees for licencing and permit services listed in Appendix (1) of the resolution.

Pursuant to the resolution, RTA is responsible for issuance and renewal of driving licences and learning permits, conducting driving tests, issuance and renewal of occupational permits, desert driving permits, heavy bus and heavy truck driving permits, and special nature driving permits, according to the terms and conditions outlined in Federal Traffic Law No. (21) of 1995 and other approved bylaws.

RTA’s Licencing Agency is responsible for specifying the locations and special procedures for driving licences and permits, issuance and renewal of examiners’ permits according to RTA’s approved procedures, establishing and approving a system for classifying examiners, approving the specification of testing vehicles, issuing licences for the drivers’ testing yard and conducting assessments, monitoring and inspections to ensure accurate implementation of this Resolution.

The RTA is authorised to collect fees for the licencing and permit services listed in Appendix (1) of this Resolution.

People with disabilities and people with special needs enjoy 50 per cent discount on all services included in this Resolution.

RTA’s Director-General and Chairman will issue required bylaws to implement this resolution. These bylaws will be published in the Dubai Government’s Official Gazette.

This resolution annuls any other legislation that contradicts or challenges its articles. The resolution shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall be considered valid following 60 days of the date of publication.