Category Archives: Driving

Renewing your driving license online in Dubai

When registering online for license renewal, the form asks you for “Traffic File Number” which is on car registration cards, or milkiya, if you will. If you don’t have your own car, you cannot register. When I called the helpline, they first told me I could not register if I didn’t have my own car. Then I called again to ask if I could register on someone else’s car registration from my family. They said yes. Then when I tried to do so, it didn’t work. It said “Traffic File Data incorrect”. Phooey. Continue reading

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Driving Motor Vehicles II: Driving Motor Vehicles SAFELY

Irony, best beloveds, IRONY! Let me tell you why:

I almost had a car accident today.

WITH A COP!
WITH A COP! A POLICEMAN! I ALMOST HAD A COLLISION WITH A POLICEMAN! HOLY CANOODLE! A COP! A COP! THEY HAVE GUNS! HE COULD HAVE TAKEN AWAY MY LICENSE! EGAD! A COP!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let me tell you how: Continue reading

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Driving Motor Vehicles

A friend of mine just got her driver’s license yesterday. It’s totally awesome and I’m real happy for her. I have to say, though, getting your driver’s license is a terrible pain in the ass. I got it on my fourth try. I know, I know. Shame on me. Tsk tsk. Boohoo.

The rule here is that you take 40 classes, give your road test, and if you fail, you have to take 8 more classes. And that happened to me 3 times. And each of those 3 times, I came out of the Driving School swearing my way to glory. Yes, I cried. Continue reading

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