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  • Emirates Driving Institute

We, at Emirates Driving Institute, are closely monitoring the current ‘COVID-19’ with the UAE authorities & following recommendations to safeguard the EDI students and staff.

Please be advised of the latest measures taken by us and the latest updates:

  • July 7, 2020:
    To attend the classroom lectures on Friday at the Al Qusais center, please book your seat in advance by calling 04 2631100 as limited seats are available. Only students with prior booking are allowed to attend on Friday. Click here for the latest lecture schedule. 
     
  • July 6, 2020:
    New shuttle service available from EDI Qusais center to the Al Nahda metro station every hour (8.15 – 5:15 pm, Saturday to Thursday)
     
  • June 1, 2020:
    All training & tests have resumed while maintaining the highest safety precautions. Training & tests will not be allowed without medical facemask and gloves.
     
  • May 30, 2020:
    The night training has resumed from Saturday, May 30 from 8 PM - 10 PM.
     
  • May 27, 2020:
    Following the UAE Government guidelines, the EDI mall branches will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM effective Wednesday, May 27 until further notice.
     
  • May 20, 2020:
    • Friday, May 22 (29th Ramadan): 
      • Al Qusais main center will be open only for registration from 9 AM to 5 PM. We will be closed for training, lectures, and tests.
      • Al Quoz main center will be closed for all EDI services.
      • The retail outlets in Hor Al Anz, Karama, and Musalla will be open from 4 PM to 7 PM. 
      • All the mall branches are open from 9 AM - 7 PM
         
    • Saturday, May 23 (30th Ramadan or 1st Shawwal):
      • Al Qusais main center will be open only for registration from 9 AM to 5 PM. We will be closed for training and lectures. The scheduled RTA parking & road tests will be held. 
      • Al Quoz main center will be closed for all EDI services.
      • Mall branches are open from 9 AM - 7 PM.
      • The retail outlets in Hor Al Anz, Karama, and Musalla will be open from 4 PM to 7 PM. 
         
    • Based on Moon Sighting:
    • 2nd Shawwal: 
      • Al Qusais & Al Quoz main centers and branches will be closed for all EDI services.
      • The mall branches will be open. 
    • 3rd Shawwal:
      • Al Qusais & Al Quoz main center will be open for registration and training from 8.30 AM to 5.30 PM
      • All retail branches will be open. 
         
  • May 19, 2020:
    Following the UAE Government guidelines, the EDI mall branches will be open from 9 AM to 7 PM effective Wednesday, May 20, until further notice.
     
  • May 12, 2020:
    You can download or reprint your RTA Learning Permit from www.rta.ae. Click here for the step-by-step details.
     
  • May 5, 2020:
    Please note the Ramadan timings of our services operational with 50% in our capacity:
     
    Al Qusais center
    Services Timings
    Registration 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Call center 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Mock test 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Simulator training 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Classroom lectures
    (Sat, Sun, Mon, Thurs)
    9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Classroom lectures
    (Friday)
    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
    10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Theory Preparatory Lecture
    (Sat – Thurs)
    9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 
    3:00 PM
    Training  9:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM*
     
    *Night training temporarily
    stopped
    Solo training 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    EDI tests 9:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    RTA tests 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
     

     
    Al Quoz center
    Services Timings
    Registration 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Call center 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Mock Test 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Simulator training 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Classroom lectures
    (Tue-Wed)
    9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Classroom lectures
    (Friday)
    Not Available
    Theory preparatory lecture Not Available
    Training  9:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM*
     
    *Night training temporarily
    stopped
    EDI tests 9:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    RTA  tests 7:45 AM – 1:00 PM
     
    EDI Branches
    Branch locations Saturday - Thursday Friday
    Academic City 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Closed
    Abra 2 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Ajman City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Al Ghurair Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Al Quoz Mall 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Al Raffa 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Closed
    Al Tawar Center 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Arabian Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Aswaq Al Mizhar 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Aswaq, Al Warqa 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Baniyas Metro St. 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Bin Sougat Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    BurJuman 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Business Bay 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Closed
    Deira City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Dubai Internet City 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Dubai Mall 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Dubai Marina Mall 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Dubai Festival City 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Frij Al Murar 1 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Frij Al Murar 2 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Closed
    Grand City Mall 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Hatta 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Hor Al Anz 2 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Ibn Battuta Mall 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    International City 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Jumeirah Lake Towers 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Closed
    Karama  9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Knowledge Village 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Closed
    Lulu Barsha 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Lulu Village 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    Maisem City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Mall Of the Emirates 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Mirdiff City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    My City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Musalla 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Naif 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Nakheel Mall 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Reef Mall 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Rolla, Bur Dubai 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Satwa 1 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Closed
    Shindagha City Center 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Uptown Mirdif 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

     
  • May 5, 2020:
    There may be a delay in answering calls via our call center since we are operating with a 50% capacity. We apologize for the inconvenience caused. Please call our below-listed branches to place your request for training or test:
     
    Branch Name Contact number Branch timings
    Abra  04 3920080 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Ajman City Center 06 7484290 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Al Ghurair center 04 2950157 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Aswaq Al Warqa 04 2804347 / 6 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Frij Al Murar 1 04 2730037 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Grand City Mall 04 3413340 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Dubai International City 04 4227958 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Lulu Barsha 04 3418580 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Rolla, Bur Dubai 04 3554922 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Satwa 04 3313200 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • May 3, 2020:
    Our training timings are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Night training is temporarily stopped until further notice. Mock test & simulator training are open with a 50% capacity only. Please book your training on 04 2631100.
     
  • May 2, 2020:
    We are ready to welcome you! Our services are opened while maintaining the highest safety measures for our staff & students at all times. Please bear with us while we serve you with a 50% capacity for our services. Thank you for your patience. Your safety is our priority.
     
  • April 30, 2020:
    In line with the directions from the RTA, EDI will open its services & facilities from April 30, 2020, following the set guidelines and protocols to ensure the highest level of health and safety of the community. The students must ensure to maintain the below guidelines:
    •  All visitors and staff must wear medical face masks at all times. Training & tests will not be conducted without wearing face masks.
    • Attend online theory lectures on the Student Portal instead of classroom lectures.
    • Use separate entry and exit doors, to ensure the number of customers in the facility does not exceed 30% of the facility’s capacity
    • Get body temperature checked with thermometer devices.
    • Use sterilization materials and devices placed in different places in the institute.
    • Use of e-payment and smart payment channels for all types of transactions as cash payment is temporarily stopped.
    • Be updated with SMS or EDI official social media accounts before visiting or booking an appointment.
    • Children aged between 3 to 12 years and elderly over 60 years of age are not permitted to enter EDI to ensure their safety.
    • Each assessment test vehicle will accommodate one student for each testing appointment.
    • Staff & students must ensure to maintain at least 2 meters of social distance at all times.
       
  • April 23, 2020:
    All training & test services are stopped until further notice in an effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19. Stay home & be safe!
     
  • April 7, 2020:
    EDI will remain closed until further notice. In case of any changes, you will be updated via SMS and website. Stay home and be safe.
     
  • March 26, 2020:
    EDI will be closed for two weeks with effect from Thursday, 26 March 2020. There will be no training or tests. Our call center, branches, and main centers will be closed. We are expected to resume by April 9. You can register and attend lectures online. For any queries, write to us on [email protected] 
     
  • March 25, 2020:
    The EDI mall branches will be closed for registration effective March 25, 2020, for a renewable period of two weeks:
    1. Al Ghurair Center
    2. Al Quoz Mall
    3. Arabian Center - (Students training in this location will continue from the Al Qusais main center)
    4. Aswaq Al Mizhar
    5. Aswaq Al Warqa - (Students training in this location will continue from the Dubai International City branch)
    6. Bin Soughat Center - (Students training in this location will continue from the Al Qusais main center)
    7. Business Bay - (Students training in this location will continue from the Satwa 1 branch)
    8. BurJuman
    9. City Center Ajman
    10. City Center Deira
    11. City Center Me'aisem - (Students training in this location will continue from the Al Quoz main center)
    12. City Center Mirdif
    13. City Center Al Shindagha
    14. Dragon Mart
    15. Dubai Festival City
    16. Dubai Mall
    17. Dubai Marina Mall
    18. Grand City Mall
    19. Ibn Batuta Mall - (Students training in this location will continue from the Al Quoz main center)
    20. My City Center Al Barsha
    21. Mall of the Emirates
    22. Nakheel Mall
    23. Lulu Barsha
    24. Lulu Village - (Students training in this location will continue from the Al Qusais main center)
    25. Reef Mall - (Students training in this location will continue from the Frij Al Murar 2 branch)
    26. Uptown Mirdif
    27. Al Twar Center
       
  • March 24, 2020:
    The RTA road test will be taken only with 1 student & 1 examiner in the vehicle instead of 3 students. Similarly, the EDI assessment test will be taken with 1 student & 1 examiner in the vehicle. 
     
  • March 22, 2020:
    Platinum registration at home is closed until further notice. 
     
  • March 22, 2020:
    ​The EDI mall branches in Al Ghurair Center & EDI retail branch in Business Bay will be operational from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM until further notice. 
     
  • March 19, 2020:
    The EDI mall branches in BurJuman & Al Reef Mall will be operational from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM until further notice. 
     
  • March 18, 2020:
    The EDI mall branches in City Center Mirdif, City Center Deira, City Center Shindagha, City Center Ajman, City Center Mea'isem, Mall of the Emirates & My City Center Al Barsha will be operational from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM until further notice.
     
  • March 17, 2020:
    Classroom lectures & mock theory rooms are closed until further notice. The students are advised to attend e-lectures via Student Portal. Training & tests to continue as scheduled.

  • March 17, 2020:
    Free Wi-Fi disabled for the EDI students to maintain social distance in the main registration area & student waiting area in the EDI main centers.

  • March 10, 2020:
    The EDI training vehicles underwent deep sanitization and disinfection as a preventive measure and to ensure the health and safety of all our employees and students. An Infection Control Plan was implemented in all the EDI training cars, motorcycles, heavy vehicles, etc. to stay protected from germs & allergens. The Infection Control Plan ensures safe & effective elimination of microorganisms on the seat covers, steering wheels, door handles, and tires. All the EDI training vehicles will undergo disinfection & deep sanitization to prevent infection.

  • March 8, 2020
    As per the UAE Ministry of Education directives, the Children Play Area in EDI Al Qusais center is closed for 4 weeks as a precautionary measure & avoid any potential risks to the young children

  • March 4, 2020
    Sanitizer dispensers installed in EDI main centers including main registration, test booking & waiting area, student waiting area.

  • February 17, 2020
    Precautionary tips displayed on all TV screens to increase awareness amongst staff & students.


We advise you all to follow the below:

 
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