I am a technician in a local company and would like to apply for a UAE driving licence. I have asked my employer for a letter of no objection but they are refusing to give one to me. What is the next step? RH, Dubai

It is a requirement of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) for all expats to obtain the agreement of their employer or sponsor to apply for a driving licence in the UAE and this is the same for someone who wants to take lessons or just to convert an existing licence.

Issuing the letter is entirely at the discretion of the employer or sponsor and it is not mandatory they comply with any request. I can only suggest that RH asks his employer again and tries to convince them this will make him a more useful employee if he is able to take on other duties.

Keren Bobker is an independent financial adviser and senior partner with Holborn Assets in Dubai with over 20 years’ experience. Contact her at keren@holbornassets.com. Follow her on Twitter at @FinancialUAE.

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