Eligibility for opening a file for Light Bus driving license course:
•    Minimum age requirement for Light Bus course is 21 years.

Structure of the course:
•    After meeting eligibility criteria and submitting required documents, student will register and open his file.
•    After attending 5 mandatory lectures, student will give theory test.
•   Training and assessment test is not required. After passing theory test, student will directly go for Yard Test.
•    Student will give 2 yard tests after completing all 8 lectures- Offset (Reverse) and Slope. In case of failure in these tests, student has to take 4 training hours and then again give these yard tests.
•    Upon passing yard test, student is eligible to appear for Road Test. Light Bus License will be issued after passing the Road Test.
•    For each failed attempt of Road test, student has to take additional 4 training hours before giving a retest.

Click here to learn about your light bus training journey!


  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Original driving license* issued from other countries of the same vehicle category (if any) to determine 20/15/10 hours course.

*Note: The hologram on the driving license must be visible. If the driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license from a legal translation typing office in Dubai. Letter from the consulate of your country in case this license is lost will be accepted.

  1. Electronic Eye test- This eye test service is available at the Institute’s main centers or RTA-approved eye test centers in Dubai.



  1. Female customers (younger than 21 years) who wish to take training by a male instructor:

A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 

  1. Driver visa holders under any category require:

Medical fitness report from the RTA-approved medical centers or hospitals.


For residents with visas issued in the other emirates, one of the following

  1. Copy of the tenancy agreement approved by ejari or copy of the Title Deed as a proof of residence
  2. Copy of the company's trade licence (Dubai branch and the branch that issued the residency)
  3. Letter from the company certifying that the customer works in Dubai
  4. An official document proving that you are currently a student in Dubai.

For diplomats

  1. Copy of the diplomatic passport
  2. Original Emirates ID, if any
  3. A copy of the valid diplomatic card for embassies, consulates and international organisations instead of the Emirates ID
  4. A copy of a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs valid for at least 6 months from the date of submission.

For People of Determination

  1. Copy of the certificate of transfer to the doctor issued by the Licensing Agency

Note: The customer should refer to Rashid Hospital for the medical test.

  1. Sanad Card from Community Development Authority or People of Determination card.

For the Emirati passport holder who is without a family book (Marsoom holders)

  1. Copy of the valid passport
  2. Copy of the valid Marsoom

For the Emirati passport holder who is the son of an Emirati woman

  1. Copy of the valid passport
  2. Valid letter from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs stating that the customer's mother is Emirati

For golden residency holders who have a driver licence from their countries

  1. A copy of the customer previous valid driving license
  2. Knowledge test and Road test results.

20 hours (beginner)

Training courses Normal package
Limited training & tests*
Partial payment fee Full payment fee
Regular Training AED 5556 AED 5283
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Weekend Training
AED 5892 AED 5577
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Package information

*Normal package includes:

  • Theory lectures
  • Discount of 4 free training hours
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • 5% VAT
  • One theory test, parking test, initial driver
    assessment test & road test.

Additional fees apply from the second test onwards

Pay the course fees in easy installments with Emirates NBD, and more!

Click here for the detailed fee structure

Register Now

  1. Click here for online registration 
  2. Walk in registration at EDI main centers or branches 
  3. Register by our call center
EDI offers a variety of training course options to choose based on your flexibility and convenience.

Regular Course:

  • 1 hour training 3 days a week ( 3 hours )
  • 2 hours training 3 days a week ( 6 hours )
  • 1 hour training 6 days a week ( 6 hours )

3 days a week

Mon-Wed-Fri  OR  Sun-Tue-Thurs

6 days a week

Sun - Fri

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm and 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • All vehicles are provided by the Institute.

Training Rules & Regulations:

  • Always carry your Emirates ID, and RTA learning permit while attending the practical training, lectures, and tests.
  • Please arrive 10 mins earlier than your practical training and tests.
  • Should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class, you’ll be marked as “ABSENT' and compensatory training will apply by paying for the absent class.
  • Should you wish to temporarily stop your training, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. Please by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected].  
  • Should you wish to stop the classes due to health issues, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. It is mandatory to submit a DHA attested medical certificate as proof of absenteeism. Please inform us by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected].
  • In case your instructor is absent, we will arrange a replacement instructor & should we fail to provide another instructor, your training will be extended accordingly.

All students who register for Light Bus driving license Course must attend 8 theory lectures available on weekdays and Saturdays. Lectures can be attended online in English, Urdu or Arabic or at the main centers in Al Qusais or Al Quoz.

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 risk
Lecture 4: Driver condition
Lecture 5: Driving environment
Lecture 6: Rules of the road
Lecture 7: Hazards and Emergencies
Lecture 8: Your Vehicle

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all the lectures before you book your theory test. Now you can also take online theory lecture in English, Arabic & Urdu. Click here for the user guide.
  • Click here for the classroom 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 a remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants in 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 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 the 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 a list of available languages

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. Ensure to carry Emirates ID, EDI student ID, RTA learning permit.
  • 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 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 Test

Test Location

Taken by


Test 1: RTA Knowledge Test


EDI call center (04 2631100) or EDI main centers (test dept.)

  • The test can be booked from 8 am to 4:15 pm; Saturday to Thursday 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.

Test 2: RTA Inside Test


EDI Al Qusais center  (Test Dept)

  • The test can booked based on your training schedule & instructor’s confirmation.
  • Please visit the Test Department in Al Qusais center to book the test
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time with all documents.

Test 3: Initial Driver Assessment Test


EDI call center & main centers

  • The test can be attended at the main center Al Qusais or Al Quoz.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center
Test 4: RTA Road test RTA EDI main centers
(Test Department)
  • The test can be attended based on the RTA availability at Al Qusais or Al Quoz center.
  • Extra charge applies for attending the test on Saturday.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center.