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. 

 

Direct Test Course (Golden Visa):

Direct Test Course is recommended for experienced drivers holding Golden Visa and a valid driving license issued over 2 years

 

Beginner Training Course (Golden Visa):

Beginner training is recommended for customers holding Golden Visa and no driving experienceBelow are the options of training courses:

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

 

  1. Original Emirates ID or digital 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 (for Direct Test only):
    1. In case your driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license only from Dubai.

Direct Test Course: For experienced Golden Visa drivers with valid & original driving license 

  Golden Visa Direct Test - Normal Package Golden Visa Direct Test - Gold Excellence package 
Fees AED 1970 (excluding VAT and eye test) AED 9000 inclusive VAT (excluding eye test)
Gear transmission Automatic and Manual Gear Automatic and Manual Gear
Vehicle Nissan Sunny (automatic or manual gear) Lexus (automatic gear) and Nissan Patrol (manual gear) 
Process
  • Directly attend the RTA theory test and RTA road test. Optional training can be attended before the first RTA road test (Per hour training fees will apply)
     
  • Incase of:
    • RTA Theory test failure: 
      Attend theory lectures (online or classroom) and book the next theory test. (Theory lecture fee included. RTA Theory test fee of AED 490 will apply)
       
    • RTA Road test failure:
      Book and attend mandatory 4 hours of training for AED 546* and book the next RTA road test for AED 490. (training extension fee applies). 

      *regular training fees included 

Golden Visa Direct Test - Normal package includes:

  • RTA file opening and EDI registration 
  • Free theory lectures
  • Limited training
  • One RTA Theory Test and RTA road test
  • UAE driving license issuance
  • Appear for the RTA Theory test and RTA road test. Additional training will be provided before the first RTA road test (Unlimited training included)
     
  • Incase of:
    • RTA Theory test failure: 
      Attend theory lectures (online or classroom) and book the next theory test. (Theory lecture fees and RTA Theory test fee included)
       
    • RTA Excellence test failure:
      Book and attend 4 hours of training and book the next RTA Excellence test. (Excellence test fee and mandatory 4 hours of training fees of AED 3800 will apply). 


 

Golden Visa Direct Test - Gold Excellence package includes:

  • RTA file opening and EDI registration 
  • Unlimited training and other tests*
  • One excellence test**
  • RTA fees until one excellence test
  • Complimentary pick and drop
  • UAE driving license issuance

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

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

 

20 hours of training: For Golden Visa beginners with no driving experience

Options  Option 1 Option 2 Option 2A Option 2B
Packages Golden Visa Normal Package Golden Visa Fixed Package Golden Visa Fixed Package Golden Visa Fixed Package
Limited training & tests Unlimited training & tests Unlimited training & tests
Only upon card payment*
(Group A)
Unlimited training & tests
Only for employees & its dependents*
(Group B)
Fees 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
(Saturday or 
Saturday and Sunday)
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

 

VIP FAST TRACK COURSES
Driving Courses Gear Transmission Partial Payment fee Full Payment fees

Golden Visa -
Beginner Gold Excellence Driving Course
Automatic Gear (Lexus) AED 17,000* AED 16,150*
Manual Gear (Nissan Patrol) AED 17,000* AED 16,150*

Gold Excellence Driving Course includes:

  • Registration offer
  • Limited training, internal tests and one excellence test** in Lexus or Nissan Patrol
  • RTA fees until one excellence test
  • UAE driving license issuance
  • Complimentary chaffeur service 

*Eye test fees of AED 141 and 5% VAT will be applied extra. 

**Excellence test: A combined test of RTA parking test and RTA road test held on a day.
Upon each failure, additional 4 hours of training and test fees of AED 3800 is applicable separately. 


Golden Visa - 
Beginner Platinum Driving Course

Automatic gear AED 27,000* AED 25,650*

Platinum Driving Course includes:

  • Registration offer
  • Unlimited training (recommended by the instructor) and tests in luxurious vehicles 
  • RTA test fees
  • Complimentary chaffeur service 

*Eye test fees of AED 141 and 5% VAT will be applied extra. 

 

 

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.