Originally Posted by bonk
What happened to your Swedish licence? Try and get one before you come to UAE.
Otherwise, try and exchange licence in UAE anyway. I know of licence exchange done when there's a mismatch between licence and passport countries, a while ago, but the authorities are probably more strict now.
I think there's some sort of VIP or express service for more money. Check with one of the larger driving schools (Belhasa, Emirates, Galadari) or the Dubai RTA.
Dubai driving schools
Indeed there is a VIP service . It cost 50% but it will give you flexibility of times since you will decide on timings + you will be alone . Check the Dubai driving schools stands in MOE/IBn Battuta malls . They can provide you bettr answers than all of us.