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Dubai warns against using foreign driving licence

Salah Bu Farousha, head of Dubai Traffic Public Prosecution, has said expatriates with valid residence visas who drive using driving licences issued in their home countries will face three months in jail or a fine of up to Dhs5,000, Gulf News has reported. Bu Farousha said there are 26 nationalities who are allowed to drive in the UAE using licences issued in their home countries but this exemption is granted only when they are visiting the country.