We are happy to announce our new range of fast-track driving packages exclusively for the EXPO 2020 visa holders and participants.

EXPO 2020 is one of the largest global mega-events hosted from October 1, 2021, until March 30, 2022, for millions of visitors to explore, discover the future through innovation at the country pavilions, and enjoy the cultural events staged by hundreds of participants.

 

EXPO 2020 visa categories:
Participants and visitors holding an EXPO 2020 visa are eligible to sign up:

  1. Diplomats 
  2. Exception countries by RTA
  3. Non-exception countries
  4. Visitors holding an International Driving License

 

Driving Courses:

Customers can choose from the below suitable courses as per their convenience:

  1. EXPO Shift driving course
  2. EXPO Gold Excellence driving course
  3. EXPO Platinum driving course
  4. EXPO Direct Test course

For Diplomats:

  1. Passport copy
  2. Previous valid and original driving license (if any)
  3. Resident visa issued by EXPO 2020
  4. Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC)


For exception countries by RTA:  

  1. Emirates ID
  2. Resident visa issued by EXPO 2020
  3. A letter from the representative of the respective country in EXPO 2020
  4. Previous valid and original driving license (applicable only when holding a driving license)

Click here for the list of countries exempted by RTA.

For non-exception countries:  

  1. Emirates ID
  2. A letter from the representative of the respective country in EXPO 2020
  3. Previous valid and original driving license (applicable only when holding a driving license)
  4. Resident visa issued by the EXPO 2020 (applicable only when not holding a driving license)

For visitors holding an International Driving License:

  1. Emirates ID
  2. Resident visa issued by EXPO 2020
  3. A letter from the representative of the respective country in EXPO 2020

20 hours of training

only for EXPO 2020 visa issued for:

  1. Non exception countries without previous driving license  
  2. Visitors holding an International Driving License

Customers can select from any of the below driving course packages:

  1. EXPO Shift Driving Course
  2. EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course
  3. EXPO Platinum Driving Course

  

  Option 1: EXPO Shift Driving Course Option 2: EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course Option 3: EXPO Platinum Driving Course
20 hours training Normal Package* Fixed Package* Combination Package* Fixed Package*
Fees

Discount added upon
full course payment

Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Automatic Gear AED 4948 AED 4688 AED 8600 AED 8170 AED 17,000 AED 16,150 AED 22,000 AED 20,900
Manual Gear AED 4948 AED 4688 AED 10,200 AED 9690 AED 17,000 AED 16,150 Not applicable Not applicable
Package information

*Normal package includes:

  • Initial training  
  • RTA fees
  • One theory test 
  • One parking test 
  • One initial driver
    assessment test
  • Additional fees apply
    from the second test onwards
  • Additional fee applies
    for extended training hours*
     

(5% VAT and eye test not included)

T & C apply

*Fixed package includes:

  • Unlimited training and tests
  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Additional fee applies for
    extra training hours requested 
    by the student*







(5% VAT and eye test not included)

T & C apply

*Combination package includes:

  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • Training & one excellence tests*
    Nissan Patrol or Lexus
  • Complimentary pick and drop
  • VAT included







*Additional fees (AED 2625) apply upon failure

T & C apply

*Fixed package includes:

  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • Training in luxurious high end vehicles
  • Unlimited training and tests
  • Complimentary pick and drop

 





(5% VAT not included)

 

 

 

 

10 hours of training

only for EXPO 2020 visa issued for Diplomats not holding driving license. 

Diplomats can select from any of the below driving course packages:

  1. EXPO Shift Driving Course
  2. EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course
  3. EXPO Platinum Driving Course

   

  Option 1: EXPO Shift Driving Course Option 2: EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course Option 3: EXPO Platinum Driving Course
10 hours training Normal Package* Fixed Package* Fixed Package* Fixed Package*
Fees

Discount added upon
full course payment

Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Fees Discount added upon
full course payment
Automatic Gear AED 3348 AED 3153 AED 7960 AED 7562 AED 10,500 AED 9975 AED 14,000 AED 13,300
Manual Gear AED 3348 AED 3153 AED 9400 AED 8930 AED 10,500 AED 9975 Not applicable Not applicable
Package information

*Normal package includes:

  • Initial training  
  • RTA fees
  • One theory test 
  • One parking test 
  • One initial driver
    assessment test
  • Additional fees apply
    from the second test onwards
  • Additional fee applies
    for extended training hours*
     

(5% VAT and eye test not included)

T & C apply

*Fixed package includes:

  • Unlimited training and tests
  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Additional fee applies
  • for extra training hours
    requested by the student*

 





(5% VAT and eye test not included)

T & C apply

*Combination package includes:

  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • Training in Toyota Camry,
    Nissan Patrol or Lexus
  • Excellence tests*
  • Complimentary pick and drop
  • VAT included





*Additional fees apply after failure

T & C apply

*Fixed package includes:

  • Free theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • Training in luxurious high end vehicles
  • Unlimited training and tests
  • Complimentary pick and drop

 





(5% VAT not included)

 

 

Direct Test Course

only for EXPO 2020 visa issued for:

  1. RTA exception countries holding previous driving license issued by non-exception countries
  2. Non-exception countries holding previous driving license

 

Customers can select from any of the below driving course packages:

  1. EXPO Normal Driving Course
  2. EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course
  3. EXPO Platinum Driving Course
Driving Courses Option 1: Normal Package Option 2: Gold Excellence Driving Course  Option 3: Platinum Driving Course
Fees

AED 2485 (automatic & manual gear)

Eye test & VAT not added

AED 8000 (automatic & manual gear)

Eye test & VAT not added

AED 10,000 (automatic & manual gear)

Eye test & VAT not added

Package information
  • Students can take optional training before the road test.
  • The training fee is applicable as per current rates
  • In case of failure in:
    • RTA theory test: Please attend 8 theory lectures and book the next test
    • RTA road test*: Please book and  attend 4 hours of practical training and book for the next road test.

*Training extension fee applies

  • Students can take optional training in Nissan Patrol or Lexus before the road test.
  • The training fee is applicable as per current rates
  • In case of failure in:
    • RTA theory test: Please attend 8 theory
      lectures and book the next test
    • RTA  excellence test*: Please book and attend 4 hours of practical training and book for the next excellence test.

*Training extension fee applies

  • Students can take optional training in luxury vehicles before the road test.
  • The training fee is applicable as per current rates
  • In case of failure in:
    • RTA theory test: Please attend 8 theory lectures and book the next test
    • RTA  excellence test*: Please book and attend 4 hours of practical training and book for the next excellence test.

*Training extension fee applies

 

  1. For Diplomats:
    • Holding a driving license - UAE driving license issued at the RTA Happiness Centers
    • Not holding a driving license - 10 hours of training at EDI
       
  2. For exception countries by RTA:
    • Holding a driving license:
      • From citizen country - UAE driving license issued at the RTA Happiness Centers
      • From non citizen country - Direct Test Course at EDI
         
  3. For non-exception countries:
    • Holding a driving license - Direct Test Course at EDI
    • Not holding a driving license - 20 hours of training at EDI
       
  4. For EXPO 2020 visitors holding an International Driving License:
    • Holding a driving license - 20 hours of training at EDI

20 hours and 10 hours of training

   

Training Details

 

Option 1:

EXPO Shift Driving Course  

Option 2:

EXPO Gold Excellence Driving Course  

Option 3:

EXPO Platinum Driving Course  

Training hours in a day: 4 hours per day (maximum) 4 hours per day (maximum) 6 hours per day (maximum)
Training hours in a week: 8 hours in a week  24 hours in a week 24 hours in a week
Total no. of training days 6 days 6 days 6 days

Training vehicles

Nissan Sunny × ×

Nissan Patrol (manual gear) or
Lexus (automatic gear)

× ×

Mini Cooper, Tesla, Porsche Cayenne,
Range Rover, Mercedes G Wagon,
Mercedes C class

× ×

Training timings

Saturday to Thursday 8:25 AM - 2:30 PM,
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
8:25 AM - 2:30 PM,
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
8:25 AM - 2:30 PM,
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday Closed Closed Closed

Driving course fees

Pay as you go Combined
Fixed price with unlimited training & tests

Payment method (cash or current dated cheque)

Partial payment
Full payment

Theory lectures

Classroom theory lectures
Online theory lectures

Smart self-booking

Select and book training slots
Pay online
Cancel training within 48 hours

Tests (at EDI main centers)

Mock Test
Theory Test
Excellence Test (parking & road test on a day) ×
Road Test × ×

Test booking channels

Call center (RTA / EDI) × ×
EDI test department × ×
VIP Coordinator (course in-charge) ×
RTA Smart Screens × ×

Transportation

Free shuttle bus × ×
Complimentary pick and drop ×

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students registering for the 20 or 10 hours of training must attend 8 theory lectures; either 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 AED 420 is applicable 

Tests

How to book?

Important information

Knowledge Test by RTA

  • EDI call center (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 location chosen at the time of registration.

Initial Driver Assessment Test by EDI

        EDI main centers

  • The test date will be based on the training course and location chosen

Excellence 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 attending any tests on a Saturday.