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EDI’s driving course for people with special needs uses specially adapted vehicles with hand controls for people with waist downwards disability.

Please find below the procedure involved in learning to drive with an adapted vehicle for people with special needs at Emirates Driving Institute.

1. You will need to get your medical report from Rashid Hospital Dubai (The Physical, Medicine and Rehabilitation Department: PMR). To get this report please contact the reception of PMR Department at Rashid Hospital. Appointments have to be taken in advance.
After the assessment is done you will be issued the medical report.

2. To get RTA’s approval letter you will need to send us your medical report. You may either fax us the report at 042613595 or email the report at Once the approval comes, EDI's representative will contact you to come to EDI for registration along with other documents.


  1. Original Emirates ID
    Please note: Visa copy may be required if the designation mentioned in the Emirates ID is not the same as in the stamped visa. Emirates / FlyDubai cabin crew must provide visa copy if profession is different in Emirates ID.
  2. Eye test must be completed before RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s 3 main centers (Al Qusais/Al Quoz/Port Rashid) or at any RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  3. No Objection letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
  1. if Employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
  2. If Unemployed/Personal employed sponsor: No Objection letter from the sponsor must be submitted on a white paper with signature.

Please note: No Objection letter must be addressed to RTA, Dubai stating issue date, student name, passport no., selected vehicle category & gear transmission (automatic/manual). The No Objection letter is valid for only 6 months from the issue date unless the validity is mentioned by the sponsor.

*For UAE/GCC nationals, No Objection letter is not required even if the customer is below 21 years.

  1. Valid original home country driving license of same category (if any): License must be legally translated only from Dubai if not printed in English/Arabic. License must be attested from the home country embassy/consulate if in handwritten and/or in book format.

Female customers wanting to take training by male instructor:

  1. Copy of RTA learning permit
  2. No Objection letter signed by sponsor (father/husband). For UAE nationals/company visa holders, No Objection letter to be signed by self.
  3. Copy of Emirates ID

Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical center/hospitals.

File transfer from other institute in Dubai/Emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous school/institute (if registered before April 2017)
  2. No Objection letter /status report from previous school/institute.
  3. Theory lectures details (if attended)
  4. Valid /invalid learning permit (not applicable for other Emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training has been taken)

Customer holding partner visa:

  1. Copy of valid trade license.

Customer working in Dubai holding visa from other Emirate:

  1. Copy of trade license in Dubai
  2. Copy of trade license in other Emirate (name must be same as in Dubai trade license)
  3. No Objection letter from Dubai office stating the customer is employed & working in their Dubai office. (No Objection letter must be printed on company’s letterhead with company stamp and signature of designated authority).

Marsom / Bedouin (who do not have Emirates ID):

  1. Marsom letter

People of Determintation (special needs):

  1. Original medical report from Rashid Hospital
  2. Sanad Card from CDA if available (optional)

Pregnant women:

  1. No Objection letter signed by husband
  2. ‘Fit to Drive’ Certificate from the consulting doctor

Dependent visa from other Emirate if:

  1. Sponsor is working and/or staying in Dubai & customer is a housewife must submit:
  1. Tenancy contract (Ejari) & DEWA bill
  2. No Objection letter from the sponsor (i.e. husband)
  3. Visa copy of the applicant
  4. Passport & visa copy of the sponsor
  1. Sponsor is working and/or staying in other Emirate & the customer is working in Dubai must submit:
         1. Copy of temporary work permit
  2. Sponsor is working and/or staying in other Emirate & the customer is studying in Dubai:

1. No Objection letter from applicant’s college/university stating the applicant is studying in their Dubai campus & college/university allows the customer to apply for driving license.
2. Copy of applicant’s college/university ID
3. No Objection from the sponsor
4. Visa copy of the applicant
5. Visa copy of the sponsor

Total fees

Training Hours

Regular training fee (in AED)

Weekend/Friday  training fee (in AED)

Shift training fee (in AED)

Gold (VIP)  training fee(in AED)

20 hours

M - 6,285
A - 6,485




15 hours

M - 5,585
A - 5,735




10 hours

M - 4,985
A - 5,085






Training hours fees (in AED)

Training Hours

Regular  training fee (in AED)

Weekend/Friday training fee (in AED)

Shift  training fee (in AED)

Gold  training fee (in AED)

20 hours





15 hours

M - 1,800
A - 1,950




10 hours

M - 1,200
A - 1,300






Fees break - up (In AED):




EDI Admission Fees



RTA File Opening, Learning
Permit & RTA Book



Lecture Fees



RTA Theory Test



Simulator Training (only for 20 hours)



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



RTA Parking Test



Assessment Test



RTA Road Test



License Issue



Eye Test




  • Students enrolling for this course must hold a Sanad card
  • The above fees does not include VAT
  • RTA fees subject to change
  • An additional charge of AED 320 is applicable in case of preponing any RTA test.
  • The above fees cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions/offer/discount, except the full payment offer.


Emirates Driving Institute provides specially adapted vehicles with hand controls for training. The training location for this course is Al Qusais only.
Training Course options are :

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Regular Course
2 Days every week 
(2 hours of training)   - Saturday & Tuesday / Sunday & Wednesday / Monday & Thursday  

 OR  3 Days every week
(21 hour of training)
Sat - Mon - Wed   or  Sun - Tue - Thurs

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

Gold Driving Course
Students can take their training on any day except Friday at any time as per their preference. They are eligible for 4 hours of training. Students registered for 20 hours training are eligible for up to 2 hours training in a day, up to 12 hours training every week. Students registered for 15 or 10 hours training are eligible for up to 18 hours every week. Training classes for Gold Driving Course 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
•    Training classes on Friday are from 07:30am to 11:40am and 2:00pm to 4:00pm with breaks in between the classes
•    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 20 /15 /10 hour sessions (40/30/20 classes) of 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, practical driving classes. Now you can also take all 8 lectures in English & Urdu via e-Lectures (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide. Click here for lecture schedule.
  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download.
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – 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 in 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.


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

Click here to view list of available languages

Apart from RIS service, RTA also provides voiceover facility with no extra cost for eight more languages i.e. Urdu, Bangla, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, Malayalam, Russian and Tamil.

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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Knowledge Test



  • After attending all the lectures

Parking Test (5 internal tests)



  • For Beginner students registered for 20 hours training; after 10th hour training
  • For Students registered for 15 hours training; After 6th hour training
  • For Students registered for 10 hours training; After 4th hour training

Assessment Test



  • For Beginner students registered for 40 classes; After 18th hour (Female) and after 16th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 30 classes; After 14th hour (Female) and after 13th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 20 classes; After 9th hour (Female) and after 8th hour (Male)

Road Test



  • On completing the registered number of classes and above tests.

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