The motorcycle course is increasingly popular in Dubai and prepares students for RTA driving test to get Dubai driving license category 1. Students who complete this course and pass RTA tests are licensed to drive either manual or automatic transmission motorcycles. Minimum age requirement for motorcycle driving license course is 17 years.

This course also teaches turning and cornering at high speeds such as curves on highways and winding roads, especially when the curve is tighter than anticipated, tackling sharp turns from stoplights or stop signs, pulling out of parking spaces or driveways or onto a narrow street.

Key course content

  1. Vehicle balancing and control
  2. Vehicle positioning
  3. Observation of traffic signs
  4. Lane discipline
  5. Use of gears, clutch, accelerator, horn, brakes, side mirrors, etc

Important Information

  • Students who do not possess any motorcycle driving license are considered as a Beginner and thus have to register for mandatory 15 hours.
  • Students are eligible to take 8 hours provided they have a valid two-years-old motorcycle driving license from their country and an affidavit from their consulate stating they have a valid motorcycle license.
  • People having nationality and driving license for the listed 41 countries can directly transfer their license by walking into any RTA Office with the necessary documentation and fee.
  • People who have any traffic fine in their name will not be able to open a file until the fine is cleared. 
  • Students must wear safety shoes, full-length sleeves shirt / T-Shirts and full-length trousers whenever riding.


  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. No Objection letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
  1. for employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
  2. for the personal sponsor (wife/husband/siblings): No Objection letter not required
  3. for the personal sponsor (driver/nanny/helpers): No Objection letter is required
  4. for the personal sponsor (driver/nanny/helpers): No Objection letter is required

Please note: No Objection letter must be addressed to RTA, Dubai stating issue date, student name, passport no., selected vehicle category & gear transmission (automatic/manual). The No Objection letter is valid for only 6 months from the issue date unless the validity is mentioned by the sponsor.

*For UAE/GCC nationals, No Objection letter is not required even if the customer is below 21 years.

  1. Valid original home country driving license of the same category (if any): License must be legally translated only from Dubai if not printed in English/Arabic. The license must be attested from the home country embassy/consulate if in handwritten and/or in book format.

Female customers (less than 21 years) wanting to take training by the male instructor:

  1. Copy of RTA learning permit
  2. No Objection letter signed by the sponsor (father/husband). For UAE nationals/company visa holders, No Objection letter to be signed by self.
  3. Copy of Emirates ID

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 to 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

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
Regular training Friday training Shift training
Motorcycle (MOT) Partial Payment Full Payment Partial Payment Full Payment Partial Payment Full Payment
RTA Fees AED 1,410 AED 1,410 AED 1,410 AED 1,410 AED 1,410 AED 1,410
15 hours EDI fees till the 1st road test (Discount of 3 FREE hours included) 2,645 2,445 3,365 3,045 3,965 3,545
Total fees (EDI+RTA fees) 4,055 3,885 4,775 4,445 5,375 4,955
8 hours EDI fees till the 1st road test (Discount of 2 FREE hours included) 2,145 1,945 2,505 2,185 2,805 2,385
Total fees (EDI+RTA fees) 3,555 3,355 3,915 3,595 4,215 3,795
15 hours training
*Fixed price till pass
6,670 6,337 6,900 6,555 7,100 6,745
8 hours training *Fixed price till pass 5,780 5,491 6,100 5,795 6,600 6,270

5% VAT apply
*Eye test not included

Beneficiary Service Title RTA fees (in AED) EDI fees (in AED)
Institute admission fee Enrollment - EDI - 575
Basic center services
Theory lecture/ e-learning - 1,000
RTA knowledge test room 240 70
EDI practical assessment test - smart yard (if absent) - 130
RTA yard test vehicle rent 240 70
EDI practical assessment test - on road - 250
RTA road test vehicle rent 240 70
Practical training for Motorcycle
Regular training course - 100
Shift training course - 210
Friday training course - 160
Gold training course - 410
Other services by the institute
Eye test 90 50
Theory preparation session for knowledge test (if failed) - 50
Processing to reactivate the RTA traffic file 320 140
Children’s play area (per hour) - 10
Issue driving license (21 years and above) 320 100
Issue driving license (21 years and below) 120 100
Pre-evaluation test - 100
Training extension fee (upon road test failure) - 150
Practical assessment test (after every 5th road test) - 250
New driver sticker (normal) - 5
New driver sticker (magnetic) - 10
Course change charge - 120
Other services by RTA
Enrollment - RTA file opening 370 140
Amending a learning permit from 'automatic' to 'manual' or vice versa 240 120
Remote Interpretation Service (RIS) 435 -
Renewing a learning permit 120 20
Lost/ damage learning permit 120 20
Transferring file from other emirates or vice versa 220 -
Committee test fees 410 -
Commercial permit (driver visa under personal sponsorship) 200 -
Training permit for a female with a male trainer 10 -
You may register at any EDI branch located across Dubai; Click here to locate nearest EDI branch;

Click here to register via EDI's website

EDI offers a variety of training courses for more flexibility and convenience. You can choose from the following : 

Regular Course
3 Days every week 
(1hour of training)    OR    3 Days every week
(1 hour of training)
Sat - Mon - Wed         Sun – Tue - Thur

Shift Course

These students can choose to take their training as per their choice during training hours* by coordinating with their instructor or the course in-charge in the following way

*Any day between Sat – Thursday
*Any time between 8:30AM – 5:30PM (Except 2:30PM-3:30PM) 

2 times per week or 3 times per week
•     3 hours of training
•    4 hours of training
Friday Course

Students can take their training only on Friday
If Friday and Saturday, 2 hours session on Friday & 2 hours session on Saturday
Gold Course

Students can take their training on any day except Friday at any time as per their preference. They are eligible for 2 hours of training. Motorcycle Training can be taken from EDI Head Office in Al Qusais and Al Quoz.

Training Timings 
•    The training timings are from 08:25am to 05:30pm with a lunch break of an hour during the day between 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
•    We also have training Classes on Friday from 07:00am to 11:40am and 2:00pm to 4:00pm with breaks in between the classes.
•    There are training timings available for Shift duty and students starting at 8:30am and the other classes can be scheduled as per their preferences.
•    All vehicles are provided by the Institute.

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your Emirates ID, EDI student ID, RTA learning permit 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.

6. As per RTA rule, the Pre-Evaluation test is mandatory for 8 hours session.

Students who register for the Motorcycle 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 centers. 

NOTE: The students must bring the EDI student ID and RTA Learning Permit to attend the lectures.

•    Lecture 1 : Introduction to Motorcycle
•    Lecture 2 : Traffic signs
•    Lecture 3 : Risk Management
•    Lecture 4 : Driver Condition
•    Lecture 5 : Driving Environment
•    Lecture 6 : Rules of the road
•    Lecture 7 : Hazards & Emergencies
•    Lecture 8 : Safe Driving

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure to attend all 8 lectures before booking for the RTA theory test. You can also attend e-Lecture (online lecture) in English, Arabic, or Urdu. Click here to see the user guide. Click here for lecture schedule
  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download
  • 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 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 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/-.

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.
  • •    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 the class time or you will be charged for the classes.
  • •    Make proper payments for training and tests on time to avoid unnecessary problems/delays


Examined by Ways to apply Note:

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.
  • The test can be attended 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: Pre - Evaluation Test*
(only for license holders of other countries)
EDI EDI call center and main centers
  • The test can be attended on the below timings:
    • Al Qusais center: 11:30 am to 4.30 pm; Sunday to Thursday
    • Al Quoz center:  12:30 pm to 2.30 pm, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Sunday to Thursday.
  • The students who choose training timing for Friday/Weekend can attend the test on Friday. 
Test 2: Learning License Skills Test (LLST) /
Motorcycle License Skills Test (MLST)
EDI EDI main centers (Test Department)
  • We highly recommend planning the LLST / MLST test as soon as you receive your training schedule and the training starts
  • The test can be only booked by the instructor when he approves you are prepared to appear for the test
  • The test can be attended from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm from Sunday to Thursday at the main centers (Al Qusais or Al Quoz)
Test 3: Assessment Test EDI EDI call center and 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 from 7:30 am to 3:25 pm;  Sunday to Thursday
  • Extra charge applies for attending the test on Saturday.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center.