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.

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Emirates ID
    Please note: Visa copy may be required if the designation mentioned in the Emirates ID is not the same as in the stamped visa. Emirates / FlyDubai cabin crew must provide visa copy if the profession is different in Emirates ID.
  2. The eye test must be completed before the RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s main centers (Al Qusais/Al Quoz) or at any RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  3. Valid visa in Dubai


ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR:
Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical center/hospitals.

File transfer from other institutes in Dubai/Emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous school/institute (if registered before April 2017)
  2. No Objection letter /status report from previous school/institute.
  3. Theory lectures details (if attended)
  4. Valid /invalid learning permit (not applicable for other Emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training has been taken)

Customer holding partner visa:

  1. Copy of valid trade license.

Marsom / Bedouin (who do not have Emirates ID):

  1. Marsom letter


FILE OPENING PROCESS FOR OTHER-EMIRATES
Mandatory documents required for applicants

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

20 hours (beginner)

Training courses Regular Training Friday Training
Partial payment
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Full payment
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Partial payment
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Full payment
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Regular price course*
(Discount of 4 free hours included!)
RTA fees for
all courses
included
AED 1,450
AED 5,225 AED 4,965 AED 5,545  AED 5,245
*includes lectures and only first theory test, parking test, assessment test & road test. Additional fees apply from the second test onwards; 5% VAT applicable
Click here for the detailed fee structure

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

Friday Course                                                  

Students can take their training only on Friday. Light Bus driving license course can be taken at Qusais and Al Quoz centers.

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 08:30am to 05:00pm with a lunch break of two hours during the day between 1:15pm to 3:00pm.
  • We also have training Classes on Friday from 07:00 Am to 4:00 Pm with breaks in between the classes.
  • All vehicles are provided by the Institute.

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your RTA learners’ permit, MDT card, and RTA handbook while attending the practical training, lectures, and tests.

2. You are requested to report for all your practical training classes on time. You’ll be marked as “ABSENT,” should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class starting time. Once marked “absent,” you’ll have to take the compensatory class by paying for that particular class.

3. If you wish to temporarily stop your training, you must inform your course in-charge 24 hours before your scheduled training time. If you fail to do so, you’ll be marked as absent for that day.

4. In case your instructor is absent, we will try to arrange some other instructor for that particular class.  Should we fail to provide another instructor, we will extend your training accordingly.

5. You must use the MDT card for a timely login & logout of your training. Please insert the training card in your training vehicle as soon as your training begins and take it out once the training is over.

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 EDI student 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 a lecture in English, Arabic & Urdu via e-Lecture (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide.
  • Click here for the 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) orEDI 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: 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.