Sharjah lifts driving licence ban on certain professions

Sharjah lifts driving licence ban on certain professions

Sharjah recently lifted a ban, which was implemented five years ago, that did not allow certain low-paid professions to apply for a driving licence.

According to Gulf News, the ban was lifted by the Sharjah Traffic Department last Wednesday. Sharjah driving schools are already receiving numerous inquiries from people for applying for a new driving licence as news spreads among the emirate’s residents.

In 2008, Sharjah had placed a ban on 86 low-paid professions to reduce traffic congestion. In 2010, the number was reduced to 74. The professions which were on the ban-list included typists, painters, calligraphers, clerks, newspaper boys, storekeepers, vendors, barbers and electricians.

What do you think?



  1. Every person owns the right to drive irrespective of his profession,income or nationality….in some situations it may be a necessity for people living in the outskirts to reach their destination of work… curb traffic congestion introduce a limit on the number of cars registered by a single family or in some cases by an individual….also conduct roadshows highlighting car pooling…..Such acts must be considered and enforced

  2. Just increase the price of petrol, solves most problems!

    • well dont u think if they decrease the price of public transportation it would work better. just take a look at number of motorist before and after making metro ( and im talking about the users that have cars but use metro )

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