To be able to work as a Tour Guide here in the the UAE you have to get licensed from the Department of Culture and Tourism by participating in a course, and do three different exams.
Every two years you then have to sit a written exam, to make sure you are up to date and still know your stuff; today it was my turn.
I do know my stuff, but I still got nervous, I guess that's normal in any exam situation. Luckily there was only a few questions I hesitated about, and I even though I do know I got some of them wrong - there must have been more right because I passed, wii-hoo!
So now I'm good to guide for another two years!