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Vehicle requirements

In the UAE

Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets the vehicle requirements in the United Arab Emirates, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.

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Vehicle requirements For Expatriates in Dubai

For Dubai, drivers must meet all the requirements of the RTA:

  • 4-door sedan or minivan
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • No commercial branding

Your paperwork

  • Vehicle Registration Card for an RTA-approved limousine
  • RTA Card
  • Emirates ID Card

Do you need a commercial vehicle license?

Applicant needs to be a limousine driver under an RTA-registered limousine company Visa

Vehicle requirements For UAE Nationals in Abu Dhabi

According to UAE law, Emirati nationals are allowed to drive their private vehicles registered under their personal names or under a first-degree relative (Parent, sibling, or child) with Uber in Abu Dhabi.

If the vehicle is under partner-driver’s first-degree relative’s name then the applicant needs to provide a notarized letter from courts attesting the relationship and permission to use the vehicle for commercial purposes.

The vehicle’s minimum requirements are as follows:

Make and model: Toyota Camry / Honda Accord / Nissan Altima / same or above level from other makes and models registered in Abu Dhabi only.

Year: 2015 and above only

Vehicle requirements For Expatriates in Abu Dhabi

Please apply online via www.uber.com or through the Uber driver app. Candidates will be contacted by one of our agents to proceed with onboarding.

Got questions? Please visit our office on Tuesdays and Thursdays (10 AM to 5 PM) on the 17th floor, Office Tower, World Trade Center, Abu Dhabi.

What are you driving?

Vehicle options in the UAE

UberX

The majority of riders choose uberX. You can use 2013 and 2014 models RTA approved Limousine vehicles to drive with uberX in Dubai.

Additional requirements

  • RTA Approved Limousine registered vehicles.

UberXL

Seat extra passengers and charge higher fares with a higher-capacity vehicle in Dubai

Additional requirements

  • RTA approved Limosuine registered SUV and Minivans
  • 4-door SUV or minivan with independently opening doors
  • Seats sat least 6 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

Most SUVs qualify to drive with uberXL. See the list of preferred models. Other models may also qualify.

UberBLACK

Charge higher fares with a mid-tier luxury sedan in Dubai.

Additional requirements

  • RTA approved Limosuine Registered Luxury Vehicles
  • Model year 2016 or newer
  • Leather or vinyl interior with no tears
  • Seats at least 4 passengers in addition to the driver
  • Working windows and air conditioning
  • No full-sized vans or trucks
  • No taxi cabs, government cars, or other marked vehicles
  • No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles

See the list of preferred models. Other models may also qualify.

UberSELECT

Charge higher fares with a luxury sedan in Dubai. See the list of preferred models. Other models may also qualify.

Vehicles you can’t use

Private registered vehicles are not allowed.

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