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

Terms & Conditions of Light Bus Driving Course:
o    Optical test (Eye test) results must match the requirements of the light bus category
o    Applicant must pass the knowledge test
o    Applicant should pass the RTA yard test, and 4 practical hours are mandatory before the re-test    

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!

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Emirates ID or soft copy of latest Emirates ID from the ICA app
  2. A valid visa issued in Dubai and a copy of the visa page
  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. Original driving license issued from other country within the same vehicle category (if any): 
    • In case your driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license only from Dubai.
    • In case of a lost driving license, please seek a letter from the consulate of your country.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR:

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

  1. A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 
  2. A no-objection letter to be signed by self (only for UAE nationals or company visa holders)
  3. Copy of the sponsor's Emirates ID

Customers holding Partner visa:

  1. Copy of a valid UAE trade license 

UAE Marsoom / Bedouin:

  1. Valid and original marsoom letter
  2. Valid and original passport 
  3. One passport size photograph
  4. Eye test report

People of Determination:

  1. An original medical report issued from Rashid Hospital (maximum of two years validity)
  2. Sanad Card from Community Development Authority (optional)

Pregnant women:

  1. A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 
  2. 'Fit to Drive' certificate issued by the consulting doctor.

 

File transfer from other institutes within Dubai or other-emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous driving institute or driving schools. 
  2. Clearance letter from the previous driving institute or driving schools signed and stamped by an authorized signatory.
  3. Proof of theory lectures attendance
  4. Valid or invalid RTA learning permit (not applicable for other-emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training is completed)

Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

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

 

FILE OPENING PROCESS FOR OTHER-EMIRATES

Mandatory documents required for applicants

  1. On personal or family-sponsored visa currently residing in Dubai:
    • Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
    • Original and valid Emirates ID
    • Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA*
    • Eye test report (After approval)
    • Declaration letter from the school or university (if the applicant is a student in Dubai)
    • NOC for professional help (e.g. housemaid, nanny, driver)
      *not required in case the declaration letter is available
       
  2. On a company-sponsored visa:
    • Situation 1: Company has a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      1.  Valid passport copy & visa copy of the applicant
      2. Original and valid Emirates ID
      3.  Copy of valid trade license of the Dubai branch of the company. The company name must match the name on the trade license.
      4. NOC to clearly mention that the applicant is working in the Dubai branch of the company.
      5. Eye test (After approval)
         
    • Situation 2: Company does not have a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      (e.g. Applicants on investor or partner visa from other-emirates do not have a branch & currently residing in Dubai)
      1.  Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
      2. Original and valid Emirates ID
      3.  Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA
      4. Eye test report (After approval)
      5. NOC issued by the company from other emirates if they do not have any branch in Dubai

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AED 1450
AED 4965 AED 4705 AED 5245 AED 4945

*includes theory lectures, discount of 4 free training hours, 30th anniversary offer, RTA fees and one theory test, parking test, initial driver assessment test & road test. Additional fees apply from the second test onwards. [5% VAT & eye test fee not included]

Pay the course fees in easy installments with Emirates NBD, Mashreq Bank 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

Sat - Mon -Wed or Sun -Tue - Thurs

6 days a week

Sat - Thurs

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 Fridays. Lectures can be attended online (e-lectures) 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.

Fees

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

When

Test 1: RTA Knowledge Test

RTA

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

RTA

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

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.