You can drive a rental car for one week with a valid current drivers license from your country of origin.
Within the week a temporary drivers license can be obtained from the Madina Khalifa Traffic Department that would be valid for the duration of your visa.
The requirements are:
• A completed application form in Arabic or English
• Original license from country of origin
• Copy Of Passport
• Three Passport Size Photos.
• An eye test
Cash is not accepted when paying for your driver’s license application so ensure you have your credit card with you.
The driver’s license normally takes a day.