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Are you looking for driving license in Dubai ?

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 -  20/15/10 hour sessions.
  • 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 about get you driving license in dubai

1. Students who do not possess any driving license are considered as "Beginner" and thus have to register for 20 hours to get UAE driving license.

2. Students possessing their country's license which is 2 – 5 years old have to take 15 hours sesion.

3. Students possessing their country's license which is more than 5 years old have to take 10 hours sesion.

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 15 hours session and 10 hours session 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 4 hours of practical training sessions. You can take 2 hours of minimum sessions also.

8. Simulator Training: All students registered for 20 hours sessions will have to attend 1 session of Simulator prior to starting their training hours.

9. Solo Training: This is mandatory for 20 hours sessions course and is optional for 15 hour session & 20 hour session.

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 20 hour session.

15. Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 20/15/10 hour sessions.

16. People with valid driving license from selected countries can convert their driving license at RTA office

Exempted countries are:
GCC Countries:
Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar

European Countries:
Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherland, Italy, Britain, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Luxemberg, Portugal, Romania, Finland, Serbia, Lativia, Slovakia.

North American Countries:
Canada (only Queebc province), USA

East Asian Countries:
South korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, China

African Countries:
South Africa

How to register 

•    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

Documents required:

Dubai resident visa holders
1.    Original Emirates ID only (no copy required)

a.    If profession is not from the exempted list profession then we also need
(
Judge, Prosecutor, Attorney, Adviser, Legal, General practitioner doctor, Doctor, Surgeon, Specialist, Consultant, Specialist, Expert, Professor, Teacher, Trainer, Controller, Lecturer, Engineer, Contractor, Investor, Owner of land/real estate landlord, Dealer, Businessman, Free Business, Owner, Partner, Auctioneer, Broker, Commercial Agent, Director/Manager, Pilot, Host/Cabin Crew, Captain, Shipmaster, Pharmacist, Nurse, Soldier, Preacher to region, Speaker, Sermonizer, Mufti religion expert, Marriage conductor, Crier Preacher, Reciter Moqra, Historian, journalist, Editor, Producer, Commentator, Announcer, Creating Programs, Referee, Athlete Sports Player, Accountant, Analyst/Finance Analyst, Analyst/Economic Analyst, Geologist, guide/Tour guide, Checker/Auditor, Computer Programmer, Clerk, Storekeeper/Store man, Cashier)

2.    NOC from the sponsor (should be addressed to RTA Dubai mentioning student name, nationality, passport no., vehicle category. Please note that NOC should be stamped and printed on company letter head and the NOC will be valid only for 6 months from the date of issue)

a.    If customer is holding other countries license
3.     Original driving license of that country and its copy on which original stamp must be put before scanning for uploading

For Locals/Emiratis (Dubai/other Emirates) & GCC nationals:
1.    Original Emirates ID only
2.    NOC from sponsor (husband/father) required only if the customers age is below 21 years old (should be addressed to RTA Dubai mentioning student name, nationality, passport no., vehicle category)

a.    If the customer is holding other countries license
3.     Original driving license of that country and its copy on which original stamp must be put before scanning for uploading

For Emiratis who do not possess Emirates ID card (Bedoins/Comrose island)
1.    Passport Photocopy
2.    One photograph (passport size)
3.    NOC from sponsor (husband/father) required only if the customers age is below 21 years old (should be addressed to RTA Dubai mentioning student name, nationality, passport no., vehicle category)
4.    Original driving license of that country and its copy on which original stamp must be put before scanning for uploading
 
(Electronic approval will be required from RTA supervisor based at EDI’s main centre Qusais)

Expats living in Dubai but holding visa from other Emirate

1.    Original Emirates ID
2.    NOC required for professions which are not exempted by RTA. (NOC must bear 2 stamps, (1) from Dubai (2) concerned Emirate) (should be addressed to RTA Dubai mentioning student name, nationality, passport no., vehicle category.
3.    NOC from visa-issuing Emirate stating that the applicant doesn’t have a valid traffic file in that Emirate (The process will be done by EDI RTA staff)
4.    Original driving license of that country and its copy on which original stamp must be put before scanning for uploading
5.    Copy of company’s trade license from Dubai branch and other concerned Emirate.
P.S. The file will only be opened at main center Qusais

Personal sponsorship and partners (Investor / Partner visa) in Dubai
1.    Original Emirates ID
2.    Trade or Commercial license of the Emirate of Dubai / property ownership.

Personal sponsorship and partners (Investor / Partner visa) from other emirates
1.    Original Emirates ID
2.    Trade or Commercial license of the Emirate of Dubai / property ownership.
3.    Tenancy/accommodation contract copy
4.    Visa page copy only

How much is the driving license?

Total Training Fees (In AED)

Classes

Regular

Night

Friday

Shift

Gold

20 hours session
 

6135 (M)/6335 (A)

6335 (M) / 6535 (A)

7535

7935

17665

15 hours session
 

5435 (M)/5585 (A)

5585 (M) / 5735 (A)

6485

6785

14265

10 hours session
 

4835 (M)/4935 (A)

4935 (M) / 5035 (A)

5535

5735

10965

 

Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)

Classes

Regular

Night

Friday

Shift

Gold

20 hours session
 

2400 (M) / 2600 (A)

2600 (M) / 2800 (A)

3800

4200

13200

15 hours session
 

1800 (M) / 1950 (A)

1950 (M) / 2100 (A)

2850

3150

9900

10 hours session
 

1200 (M) /1300 (A)

1300 (M) / 1400 (A) 

1900

2100

6600

Additional Fees: (In AED)

Particulars

LMV

LMV-Gold

EDI Admission Fees

575

575

RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book

510

510

RTA Theory Test/Signal Test/Knowledge Test

310

460

Lecture Fees

1000

1300

RTA Parking Test

310

350

Assessment Test

250

250

Pre-Evaluation Test (only for 15 & 10 hours course)

100

100

RTA Road Test

310

510

License Issue

270

310

Simulator Class (only for 20 hours session course)

100

100

Solo Training (only for 20 hours session course)

100

100

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)

NA

Nursery (per hour)

10

Female student who wish to have learning permit with male instructor

20

Course change fee

120

File transfer charge

110

Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 120

REGISTER NOW TO GET UPTO 12 CLASSES FREE

1. If a student registers for 20 hours they can get 4 Free hours and additional 2 free hours on making full payment at the time of registration.

2. If a student registers for 15 hours they can get 3 Free hours and additional 2 free hours on making full payment at the time of registration.

3. If a student registers for 10 hours they can get 2 Free hours and additional 2 free hours on making full payment at the time of registration.

4. Corporate company-paid, self-paid students and platinum course students are excluded from this summer offer. However, corporate self-paid students will get 2 Free hours for making full payment in advance.

Car Driving License course

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

Click here to view student roadmap to get LMV Driving License

Regular Course

2 Days every week
(2 hours of training)

OR

3 Days every week
(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- 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

  • 4 hours of training
  • 6 hours of training
  • 8 hours of training

Friday Course
Students can take their training only on 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

Gold Driving Course
Students can take their training on any day at any time as per their preference. They are eligible for 4 hours of training (with a break in between). Gold Driving Course training classes can be taken from EDI Head office in Al Qusais, Al Qouz and Port Rashid.

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 08:30am to 05:30pm with a break from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • 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.

Driving license Lecture Details

All students who register for 20/15/10 hours 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. Now you can also take all 8 lectures in English, Arabic and Urdu via e-Lectures (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide.
  • 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

RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)

The service provides remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants for as many as 195 different languages. Click here to view list of available languages

The step is part of RTA's endeavours to enrich the Smart City initiative and realise its third strategic goal - People's Happiness

How RIS service can be availed?

As per RTA guidelines, students have to submit an application for appointing an interpreter in the preferred language at the time of opening RTA file and pay the applicable fees.

This service cannot be added at a later stage while booking the Road Test.

Fees

An additional fee of AED 400/- will be charged for availing this service apart from the regular exam fee of AED 310/-.

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.

Driving license Test Details

(Theory test, Parking test, assessment test and RTA Road test)

Name of the test

Test location

Take by

When

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 20 hour classes; after 10 hours
  • For Students registered for 15 hour classes; After 6 hours
  • For Students registered for 10 hour classes; After 4 hours
Assessment Test Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid EDI
  • For Beginner students registered for 20 hours; After 18th hour (Female) and after 16th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 15 hours; After 14th hour (Female) and after 13th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 10 hours; After 9th hour (Female) and after 8th hour (Male)

RTA Road Test

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

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