Driving around Dubai (and Sharjah) have now become the ultimate test in human endurance. Not only is it a test of your patience but is a key indicator of your tolerance level. Additionally, the whole process of driving (during peak hours) can help screen prime candidates for an anger management course, which is an added benefit.
I think the authorities ought to consider incorporating DRIVING AROUND DUBAI FOR AN HOUR DURING PEAK HOURS as the final test for a driver’s license. If the candidate can keep his cool being stuck in a heavy traffic jam, and can avoid the urge of merging into another lane just because he spots a five inch gap developing between cars that are practically motionless, then he has successfully passed his driving test and gets rewarded with a certificate that states “ successuflly maintained sanity during extreme stress levels“. All those who fail will get a discount voucher for Al Malla’s Bicycle Depot and 50% off on HAPPY FEET brand shoes at the Pedestrian Accessories outlet.