Candidates will now face a longer practical examination, and follow a set test route.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced it is to overhaul the driving test system in the emirate.
According to UAE daily Emirates Business, candidates will now face a longer practical examination, and follow a set test route that should require them to demonstrate a wider range of driving skills.
"By introducing the enhanced system, we aim to assess students on the basis of a specialised scientific vision that translates the intention of the agency to realise the objectives of carrying out driving tests in a fair manner,” said Mahmoud Al Marzouqi, Director of Drivers Training and Qualifying Department at RTA Licensing Agency.
"The detailed performance criteria encompass two main aspects; minor errors [comprising 16 points] and actual failure cases [comprising five error cases where committing any of them will be good enough to assess the applicant as a failure]," he added.