NOC rule for driving licence reinstated

Residents of Dubai are now required to take permission from their employers to obtain a driving licence. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), reinstating a rule abolished about four years ago, issued a circular to all driving schools in Dubai asking them to make it mandatory for applicants to obtain a no-objection-certificate (NOC) from their employers to take driving lessons. The rule is effective from 1 October 2006.