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Register with Emirates Driving Institute to get your car driving license in a fast and efficient manner. EDI has won the best driving school award for the last two years and has the highest passing rate.

  • Registration for driving license course at EDI is a simple process that starts with opening your RTA file by providing all the necessary documents and eye test receipt. Our courteous staff will assist you in arranging eye tests and photographs within EDI premises and you will get RTA learner’s permit within no time. Minimum age requirement for Car driving license course is 17 and half years.
  • EDI offers a range of training schedules for you to choose from based on your flexibility and convenience.
  • EDI uses a combination of classroom training, detailed printed manuals and multimedia courseware, vehicle simulators, controlled area driving and open road driving as a part of the training process.
  • EDI methodology maximises the student's chances of passing the RTA road test by a detailed process which reinforces and tests their skills periodically and applies corrective measures at the earliest stage.
  • The training course begins with theory lectures and it is mandatory to take all lectures before starting practical training classes.
  • EDI’s experienced and multilingual instructors will take you through comprehensive practical training classes to teach you all aspects of driving, handling roundabouts, lane changing, parking , etc and most importantly how to be a safe and responsible driver.
  • Your course-in charge will guide you at various stages and will advise you to book your RTA theory test, parking test and assessment test depending upon your training course ( 40 /30/20 classes).
  • After clearing your assessment test , you will complete your highway training & Night training ( only for males) before going for RTA road test.

Get hands-on training at EDI : EDI students get more than just a license.. You become a SAFER Driver with EDI !

  • Precautions before starting the engine
  • Moving off
  • Use of gears, clutch, accelerator, foot brake, hand brake, mirrors
  • U-Turn
  • Parking and normal stopping
  • Shoulder check
  • Lane discipline / lane change
  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Junctions and roundabouts
  • Steering control
  • Overtaking
  • Maintaining a safe distance
  • Ensuring clear roads before exiting
  • Turning left or right
  • Control of the vehicle
  • Observation

Important Information

1. Students who do not possess any driving license are considered as "Beginner" and thus have to register for 40 classes to get UAE driving license.

2. Students possessing their country's license which is 2 – 5 years old have to take 30 classes.

3. Students possessing their country's license which is more than 5 years old have to take 20 classes.

4. Students can opt to register for either Automatic or Manual gear transmission for their car driving license. However, please note that Automatic license holders are not allowed to drive a Manual gear vehicle.

5. There is a pre- evaluation test for 30 and 20 classes registered students to evaluate their driving experience.

6. People who possess a valid GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) License have to take 2 theory lectures at the beginning of the course then give the RTA Knowledge test, parking test and the road test.

7. Refresher Course: If you are holding a valid UAE driving license and need a confidence boost & practice, you can apply for this course. It includes 8 practical training classes. You can take 4 minimum classes also.

8. Simulator Training: All students registered for 40 Classes will have to attend 1 session of Simulator prior to starting their training classes.

9. Solo Training: This is mandatory for 40 classes’ course and is optional for 30 & 20 classes’ course.

10. People having nationality and driving license of the listed 41 countries can directly transfer their license by walking into any RTA office with necessary documents & fee. 

11. People who have a valid UAE Driving license from any emirate other than Dubai need to get their driving file transferred from that emirate to Dubai RTA before opening a file for any other vehicle category.

12. People who have any traffic fine in their name will not be able to open a file until the fine is cleared.

13. People who have opened any driving file before with other institute should transfer their file. For more information please call 04-2631100.

14. Pilots and Cabin Crews of only 'Emirates Airlines' with their valid country license can directly go for Theory Test & Parking Test. After clearing these tests, they can go for the Road test. Those who do not have any country license will have to register for 40 classes.

15. Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 40/30/20 classes.

16. People with valid driving license from selected 33 countries can convert their driving license at RTA office. People having nationalities and driving licenses of Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Britain, *Turkey, *Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Finland, Portugal, **Luxemberg, **Slovakia, **China, *Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, *South Korea, *Japan, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa can convert their driving license for Dubai Driving License at RTA office. The people from countries indicated by star (*) are required to get translation of the license done from their Consulate and people from countries indicated by (**) are required to submit translated letter from any authorised legal translation office. The required documents for conversion are a valid original driving license, valid residence visa issued by Dubai, a completed form for replacement of license, No Objection letter from sponsor to replace license and Optometry form accredited by the health authority in Emirate Location. 

Documents Required : Here are the required documents to register for your Car driving license course

 For a Beginner who has no prior driving experience or driving license

  • Two passport copies with valid Dubai residence visa
  • Original Emirates ID card and copy of front and back
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Eye Test receipt (Eye test can be done at EDI or at any one of the registered optical centers)
  • No Objection Letter (NOC) from Sponsor*. Click here to download the 'Sample NOC format'. Please click here to view the list of professions that do not require NOC.

 Minimum age for file opening is 17 1/2 years. License will be issued at the age of 18.

*In case your sponsor is an individual, the passport and visa copy of your sponsor is also required.

For those who have their country's driving license

  • All the above mentioned documents from 1-5 are mandatory 
  • Original license from the country and copy of the same is also required

For those who are locals/Emiratis/UAE Passport holders

  • All the above mentioned documents from 1-4 are mandatory except Dubai visa which is not needed in this case
  • No Objection letter from Sponsor*. Click here to download the 'Sample NOC format'.

*In case your sponsor is your father or husband, the passport copy of your sponsor is also required.

For those who have a valid GCC driving license 

  • All the above mentioned documents from 1-4 are mandatory
  • Original GCC license and a copy of the same is also required 

For those who have visa from 'Other Emirates' excluding Dubai (Company sponsored)

  • Two passport copies with the visa page
  • Original Emirates ID and copy of front and back
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Eye Test receipt (Eye test can be done at EDI or at any one of the registered optical centers
  • No Objection letter from Sponsor*. Click here to download the 'Sample NOC format'.
  • No Objection Letter from Traffic Department of the other Emirate stating that you have not opened a Traffic File in that Emirate
  • No Objection Letter from RTA to open a File in Dubai
  • Trade license copy of your employer/company in Dubai with the same branch name in other Emirate

Please note:

If registering online, original Emirates ID card will be required for file opening. Kindly bring it to EDI or request us to get it collected. To request for collection, please call our call center at +971 4 263 1100.

Procedure for file opening for Car driving license:

  • Student File will be opened in our in-house RTA section
  • Eye Test will be done at our in - house Eye testing facility for AED 100. (Receipt will be attached with the RTA Traffic Department Form). Alternatively, eye test can be done at any one of the registered optical Centers and receipt can be submitted.
  • RTA Learning Permit is issued upon payment of RTA Admission Fees.  EDI admission fees will also be charged.
  • Student can then pay by choosing his preference of training structure. Minimum advance payment of AED 1500 is required for registration.
  • Upon registration, the student will receive the EDI Student Folder consisting of Driving Manual, Signal Card, Learn Driving DVD, Lecture Schedule Booklet & EDI Trainee Rights and Responsibilities.

How to Register at Emirates Driving Institute:

  • Walk in to EDI Head Office at Al Qusais, Dubai or any of the 2 training and testing centers - Al Quoz & Port Rashid
  • Walk into any of our branches. Click here for our locations.
  • Register Online – Click here

Total Training Fees (In AED)







40 classes

6135 (M)/6335 (A)

6335 (M) / 6535 (A)




30 classes

5435 (M)/5585 (A)

5685 (M) / 5835 (A)




20 classes

4835 (M)/4935 (A)

5035 (M) / 5135 (A)





Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)







40 classes

2400 (M) / 2600 (A)

2600 (M) / 2800 (A)




30 classes

1800 (M) / 1950 (A)

1950 (M) / 2100 (A)




20 classes

1200 (M) /1300 (A)

1300 (M) / 1400 (A) 





Additional Fees: (In AED)




EDI Admission Fees



RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book



RTA Theory Test/Signal Test/Knowledge Test



Lecture Fees



RTA Parking Test



Assessment Test



Pre-Evaluation Test (only for 30 & 20 classes course)



RTA Road Test



License Issue



Simulator Class (only for 40 classes course)



Solo Training (only for 40 classes course)



Training Extension Service Fee (Upon Road Test Fail) 150 150
Exam Additional Preparation Fee (Upon Theory Test Fail) 50 50


Optional services: (AED)

Transportation Charges (Dubai / Sharjah / Ajman)


Nursery (per hour)


Female student who wish to have learning permit with male instructor


Course change fee


File transfer charge


Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 100

Students can choose from various training course options after they register with Emirates Driving Institute - Car Driving License course

Regular Course

2 Days every week
(4 classes per day = 2 hours of training)


3 Days every week
(2 classes every alternate day = 1 hour of training)

Saturday & Tuesday
Sunday & Wednesday
Monday & Thursday


Sat - Mon - Wed
Sun - Tue - Thurs

D Course

Students can take classes on alternative days during weekdays- 4 classes everyday which means 2 hours for each day

Shift Duty Course
Students can choose to take their training as per their choice during training hours by coordinating with their instructor or by calling their respective training locations in the following way

  • 8 classes every week = 4 hours of training
  • 12 classes every week = 6 hours of training
  • 16 classes every week = 8 hours of training

Friday Course
Students can take their training only on Friday (4 classes every Friday = 2 hours of training)

Timings are : 7.30am , 9.40am, 2.00pm

Weekend Course

Students can also take a Friday and Saturday class which is the weekend course.

Timings are (Friday) 7:30AM, 9:40AM, 2:00PM 

(Saturday) 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM

Night Course - Timing options are 8:00PM – 11:00PM

VIP Course
Students can take their training on any day except Friday at any time as per their preference. They are eligible for 8 classes per day = 4 hours of training. Students registered for 40 classes are eligible for up to 4 classes in a day, up to 24 classes every week. Students registered for 30 or 20 classes are eligible for up to 36 classes every week. VIP course training classes can be taken from EDI Head Office in Qusais or any of its branches.

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 08:30am to 05:30pm with a break from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • VIP students start at 8:30am and their classes can be scheduled as per their preferences.
  • All vehicles are provided by the institute

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your RTA learners’ permit, MDT card and RTA handbook while attending the practical training, lectures and tests.

2. You are requested to report for all your practical training classes on time. You’ll be marked as “ABSENT,” should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class starting time. Once marked “absent,” you’ll have to take the compensatory class by paying for that particular class.

3. If you wish to temporary stop your training, you must inform your course in-charge 24 hours before your scheduled training time. If you fail to do so, you’ll be marked as absent for that day.

4. In case you’re instructor is absent, we will try to arrange some other instructor for that particular class.  Should we fail to provide another instructor, we will extend your training accordingly.

5. You must use the MDT card for timely login & logout of your training. Please insert the training card in your training vehicle as soon as your training begins and take it out once the training is over.

All students who register for 40 /30 / 20 classes car driving license course need to take 8 compulsory lectures. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. Lectures are offered in different languages such as English, Hindi/Urdu and Arabic at different locations - EDI Head Office (Al Qusais), Al Quoz, Port Rashid and Al Aweer.

Please note that it is mandatory for all students to bring their Registration Card (MDT), RTA Training Book and Learning Permit for the lectures.

  • Lecture 1 : Attitude and Responsibilities
  • Lecture 2 : Traffic signs
  • Lecture 3 : Managing Risks
  • Lecture 4 : Driver Condition
  • Lecture 5 : Driving Environment
  • Lecture 6 : Rules of Road
  • Lecture 7 : Hazard and Emergencies
  • Lecture 8: Safety Demonstration

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures  before you book your theory test.

Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download

EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download

EDI lecture schedule - click here to download

Now you can also take lecture 1 & 2 via E-lectures (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide.

Remember to:

  • Obtain your RTA learners permit prior to your first driving lesson and carry it with you throughout the training period. Renew the permit once it expires.
  • Attend your first and all subsequent driving classes and tests with necessary lenses/ glasses.
  • Not be absent from classes without informing the concerned reception staff 48 hours before the class time or you will be charged for the classes.
  • Make proper payments for training and tests on time to avoid unnecessary problems/delays.

Name of the test

Test location

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RTA Knowledge Test / Theory Test Qusais ,  Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • After attending all the lectures

RTA Parking Test (5 internal tests) - After passing Knowledge test

Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • For Beginner students registered for 40 classes; after 20 classes
  • For Students registered for 30 classes; After 12 Classes
  • For Students registered for 20 classes; After 8 classes
Assessment Test Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid EDI
  • For Beginner students registered for 40 classes; After 36th class (Female) and after 32nd class (Male)
  • For Students registered for 30 classes; After 28th Class (Female) and after 26th Class (Male)
  • For Students registered for 20 classes; After 18th class (Female) and after 16th class (Male)

RTA Road Test

Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • On completing the registered number of classes and above tests.

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