With the announcement of the UAE Golden Residency visa in 2021, Emirates Driving Institute extends gratitude to the Golden Visa holders by providing fast-track driving courses for those holding no driver's license or holding previous drivers' licenses. 

UAE granted long-term residency visas to thousands of expats, including businessmen, investors, entrepreneurs, specialized talents, researchers, top students, high net worth individuals, celebrities, sportsmen, professionals, frontline heroes, and families.

 

Not holding a driving license:
Customers not holding any previous driving license can sign up for a beginner training of 20 hours.

Below are the options of training courses:

  1. Regular Driving Course
  2. Night Driving Course
  3. Weekend Driving Course (Friday or Friday & Saturday)
  4. Shift Driving Course (flexible)
  5. Gold Excellence Driving Course (VIP) 
  6. Platinum Driving Course (VIP) 

 

Holding a driving license:
Customers holding a valid original previous driving license can sign up for the Direct Test Course

 

  1. Original Emirates ID or soft copy of latest Emirates ID from the ICA app
  2. Copy of UAE Golden residency visa  
  3. The eye test must be completed before the RTA file opening at any of EDI’s main centers (Al Qusais or Al Quoz) or at RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  4. Valid original or lost previous driving license issued from other country of the same vehicle category (if any):
    1. In case your driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license only from Dubai.

20 hours of training: For beginners

Training Courses Normal Package
Limited training & tests
Fixed Package
Unlimited training & tests
Fixed Package with
card payment* (Group A)
Unlimited training & tests
Fixed Package for company
employees & dependents*
(Group B)
Unlimited training & tests
Partial payment
fee
Full payment
fee
Partial payment
fee
Full payment
fee
Partial payment
fee
Full payment
fee
Partial payment
fee
Full payment
fee
Regular Training Automatic Gear AED 4905 AED 4645 AED 9800 AED 8820 AED 8738 AED 7864.2 AED 8198 AED 7378
Manual Gear AED 4745 AED 4505 AED 11,600 AED 10,440 AED 10,358 AED 9322.2 AED 9728 AED 8755.2
RTA fees of AED 1350 included in the above prices 
Night Training Automatic Gear AED 5065 AED 4785 AED 9800 AED 8820 AED 8738 AED 7864.2 AED 8198 AED 7378
Manual Gear AED 4905 AED 4645 AED 11,600 AED 10,440 AED 10,358 AED 9322.2 AED 9728 AED 8755.2
RTA fees of AED 1350 included in the above prices 
Weekend training
(Friday or 
Friday & Saturday)
Automatic Gear AED 5865 AED 5485 AED 12,050 AED 10,600 Not applicable Not applicable
Manual Gear AED 5865 AED 5485 AED 12,050 AED 10,600 Not applicable Not applicable
RTA fees of AED 1350 included in the above prices 
Shift Training
(Flexible Timings)
Automatic Gear AED 6185 AED 5765 AED 12,950 AED 11,400 Not applicable Not applicable
Manual Gear AED 6185 AED 5765 AED 12,950 AED 11,400 Not applicable Not applicable
RTA fees of AED 1350 included in the above prices 
Package information Normal Package includes:
• Limited training 
• Free theory lectures
• Discount of 4 training hours
• RTA fees
• One theory test, parking test,
initial driving assessment test,
& road test. Additional fee applies
from second test onwards

(Eye test and VAT not included)
Fixed Package includes:
• Unlimited training & tests
until pass
• Free theory lectures
• 10% discount
• RTA fees




(VAT not included)
*selected banks only.

Fixed Package includes:
• Unlimited training & tests
until pass
• Free theory lectures
• 10% discount
• RTA fees


(VAT not included)

Available at EDI main
centers & branches
*selected companies only.  

Fixed Package includes:
• Unlimited training & tests
until pass
• Free theory lectures
• 10% discount
• RTA fees


(VAT not included)

Available at EDI main
centers & branches
Gold Excellence
Driving Course
Automatic Gear AED 17,000 AED 16,150 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Manual Gear AED 17,000 AED 16,150
 

Combination package includes:
• Unlimited training & other tests
• Limited excellence test*
• Free theory lectures
• RTA fees until one excellence test included
• Training, other tests & excellence test* 
in Lexus & Nissan Patrol
• Complimentary pick and drop
• 5% VAT

*Excellence test is a combined parking
& road test held on one day. Additional
raining & test fees applies upon failure

(Eye test fees not included)

Platinum Driving
Course
Automatic Gear Not Applicable AED 22,000 AED 20,900 Not Applicable Not Applicable
Fixed Package includes:
• Unlimited training & tests
until pass in luxury vehicles
• Free theory lectures
• Eye test fees
• RTA fees included
• Complimentary pick & drop

(VAT not included)

 

Direct Test Course: For previous driving license holders

  Normal Package Gold Excellence Driving Course package
Fees AED 1970 (excluding VAT and eye test) AED 8000 excluding eye test
Gear Automatic & Manual Gear Automatic & Manual Gear
Process
  • Students can directly appear for the knowledge test & road test by
    RTA without attending training.
     
  • Optional training can be attended before appearing for the road test.
    Standard training rates apply.
     
  • Incase of failure in:
    • Knowledge test by RTA: 
      Attend 8 theory lectures (online or classroom) and book
      the next theory test.
       
    • Road test by RTA*:
      Book & attend 4 hours of training and book the next road test

*training extension fee applies

  • Once passed in all tests, the UAE driving license is issued.

Students can directly appear for the knowledge test & road test
by RTA without attending training.
 

Gold Excellence Driving Course package includes:

  • Unlimited training & other tests
  • Limited excellence test*
  • Free theory lectures
  • Eye test
  • RTA fees until one excellence test
  • Training, other tests & excellence test*  in Toyota Camry, Lexus
    & Nissan Patrol
  • Complimentary pick and drop
  • 5% VAT included


*Excellence test is a combined parking & road test held on one day.
Additional training & test fees applies upon failure

Other tests: Knowledge test by RTA and Initial driving assessment test by EDI

Register at any EDI branch located across Dubai. Click here to locate nearest EDI branch;

Click here to register online

 

Training Courses

 

Regular Training

 

Night Training

 

Weekend Training 

(Only Friday or Friday & Saturday) 

Shift Driving Course

Gold Excellence Driving Course

Platinum Driving Course

Training options

Option1:
Daily

Option2:
Alternate 

Option 3:
Twice 

Option 4:
D-course

Option1:
Daily

Option 2:
Alternate

Option 3:
K-Course

Option1:
F-course

Option2:
B-course

S-Course

V-Course

V-Course

Training per day

1 hour

1 hour

2 hours

2 hours

1 hour

1 hour

2 hours

2 hours

4 hours

max. 4 hours

max. 4 hours

max. 6 hours

No. of training days

6 days

3 days

2 days

3 days

6 days

3 days

3 days

1 day

1 day

6 days

6 days

6 days

Training per week

6 hours

3 hours

4 hours

6 hours

6 hours

3 hours

6 hours

2 hours

4 hours

8 hours

24 hours

24 hours

TRAINING VEHICLES

Nissan Sunny, or Toyota Yaris

×

×

Nissan Patrol, or Lexus

×

×

×

×

×

Mini Cooper, Tesla, Porsche Cayenne,
Range Rover, Mercedes G500 or Mercedes C200

×

×

×

×

×

FEE STRUCTURE

Pay as you go

Combination

×

Fixed price with unlimited training & tests

PAYMENT (Cash, card or current-dated cheque)

Partial payment 

Full payment 

THEORY LECTURES

Classroom lectures

Online lectures

SMART SELF-BOOKING

Select & book the training slot

×

×

×

Pay online

×

×

Cancel the training slot within 48 hrs

TESTS

Mock test

Theory test

Initial Driving Assessment Test × ×
Smart Yard parking test × ×

Excellence test: Parking & road test on one day

×

×

×

×

Road Test

×

×

TEST BOOKING CHANNELS

Call center

×

×

EDI test department staff / RTA Smart screen

×

×

Course in-charge

×

×

×

×

TRANSPORT

Free shuttle bus service

×

×

Complimentary pick and drop 

×

×

×

×

 

 

 

 

Students registering for the 20 of training or upon RTA theory test failure in Direct Test Course must attend 8 theory lectures; online in English, Urdu or Arabic or in classroom lectures at the main EDI centers 

NOTE: The students must bring the Emirates ID and RTA Learning Permit to attend the lectures.

Lecture Topics:
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

  • Please ensure to attend 8 theory lectures before appearing for the RTA theory test. Get your user guide here
  • Classroom lecture schedule - click here to download.


RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)
The service provides a remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants for as many as 195 different languages. The step is part of RTA's endeavors to enrich the Smart City initiative and realize its third strategic goal - People's Happiness

How to use the RIS service?

  • As per RTA guidelines, students have to submit an application for appointing an interpreter in the preferred language at the time of opening the 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 435 is applied

Tests

How to book?

Important information

Test 1: Knowledge test by RTA

  • EDI call center at 04 2631100
  • Test department staff at the main EDI centers
  • The test can be booked from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM; Saturday to Thursday.
     
  • The test can be attended only at the main centers (Al Qusais or Al Qouz).
     
  • The test center will be based on the training location chosen while registration.

Test 2: Initial Driver Assessment test by EDI

Test 3: Smart Yard Assessment test by EDI 

Test 4: Smart Yard Parking test by RTA

Test 5: Road test by RTA

  • Book through the smart screen at EDI main centers or 
  • RTA call center 800 90 90
  • The test can be attended from 7:30 am to 3:25 pm;  Sunday to Thursday
     
  • Extra fee applies for an early test date and for attending the test on a weekend (Friday or Saturday).
     
  • The test can be attended only at the main centers (Al Qusais or Al Qouz).  

Please ensure to carry your Emirates ID, RTA learning permit and a male permit**at all times. 

**If a female student below 21 years wishes to be trained a male instructor, a male permit must be obtained for AED 10.