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Are you looking for driving license in Dubai ?

Register with Emirates Driving Institute to get your car driving license in a fast and efficient manner. EDI has won the best driving school award for the last two years and has the highest passing rate.

  • Registration for driving license course at EDI is a simple process that starts with opening your RTA file by providing all the necessary documents and eye test receipt. Our courteous staff will assist you in arranging eye tests and photographs within EDI premises and you will get RTA learner’s permit within no time. Minimum age requirement for Car driving license course is 17 and half years.
  • EDI offers a range of training schedules for you to choose from based on your flexibility and convenience.
  • EDI uses a combination of classroom training, detailed printed manuals and multimedia courseware, vehicle simulators, controlled area driving and open road driving as a part of the training process.
  • EDI methodology maximises the student's chances of passing the RTA road test by a detailed process which reinforces and tests their skills periodically and applies corrective measures at the earliest stage.
  • The training course begins with theory lectures and it is mandatory to take all lectures before starting practical training classes.
  • EDI’s experienced and multilingual instructors will take you through comprehensive practical training classes to teach you all aspects of driving, handling roundabouts, lane changing, parking , etc and most importantly how to be a safe and responsible driver.
  • Your course-in charge will guide you at various stages and will advise you to book your RTA theory test, parking test and assessment test depending upon your training course -  20/15/10 hour sessions (40 /30/20 classes).
  • After clearing your assessment test , you will complete your highway training & Night training ( only for males) before going for RTA road test.

Get hands-on training at EDI : EDI students get more than just a license.. You become a SAFER Driver with EDI !

  • Precautions before starting the engine
  • Moving off
  • Use of gears, clutch, accelerator, foot brake, hand brake, mirrors
  • U-Turn
  • Parking and normal stopping
  • Shoulder check
  • Lane discipline / lane change
  • Pedestrian crossing
  • Junctions and roundabouts
  • Steering control
  • Overtaking
  • Maintaining a safe distance
  • Ensuring clear roads before exiting
  • Turning left or right
  • Control of the vehicle
  • Observation

Important Information about get you driving license in dubai

1. Students who do not possess any driving license are considered as "Beginner" and thus have to register for 40 classes to get UAE driving license.

2. Students possessing their country's license which is 2 – 5 years old have to take 15 hours sesion (30 classes).

3. Students possessing their country's license which is more than 5 years old have to take 10 hours sesion (20 classes).

4. Students can opt to register for either Automatic or Manual gear transmission for their car driving license. However, please note that Automatic license holders are not allowed to drive a Manual gear vehicle.

5. There is a pre- evaluation test for 15 hours session and 10 hours session classes registered students to evaluate their driving experience.

6. People who possess a valid GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia) License have to take 2 theory lectures at the beginning of the course then give the RTA Knowledge test, parking test and the road test.

7. Refresher Course: If you are holding a valid UAE driving license and need a confidence boost & practice, you can apply for this course. It includes 4 hours of practical training sessions. You can take 2 hours of minimum classes also.

8. Simulator Training: All students registered for 20 hours sessions (40 Classes) will have to attend 1 session of Simulator prior to starting their training classes.

9. Solo Training: This is mandatory for 20 hours sessions (40 classes’) course and is optional for 15 hour session & 20 hour session (30 & 20 classes’ course).

10. People having nationality and driving license of the listed 41 countries can directly transfer their license by walking into any RTA office with necessary documents & fee. 

11. People who have a valid UAE Driving license from any emirate other than Dubai need to get their driving file transferred from that emirate to Dubai RTA before opening a file for any other vehicle category.

12. People who have any traffic fine in their name will not be able to open a file until the fine is cleared.

13. People who have opened any driving file before with other institute should transfer their file. For more information please call 04-2631100.

14. Pilots and Cabin Crews of only 'Emirates Airlines' with their valid country license can directly go for Theory Test & Parking Test. After clearing these tests, they can go for the Road test. Those who do not have any country license will have to register for 20 hour session (40 classes).

15. Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 20/15/10 hour sessions (40/30/20 classes).

16. People with valid driving license from selected 33 countries can convert their driving license at RTA office. People having nationalities and driving licenses of Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Holland, Italy, Britain, *Turkey, *Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Finland, Portugal, **Luxemberg, **Slovakia, **China, *Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, *South Korea, *Japan, New Zealand, Australia can convert their driving license for Dubai Driving License at RTA office. The people from countries indicated by star (*) are required to get translation of the license done from their Consulate and people from countries indicated by (**) are required to submit translated letter from any authorised legal translation office. The required documents for conversion are a valid original driving license, valid residence visa issued by Dubai, a completed form for replacement of license, No Objection letter from sponsor to replace license and Optometry form accredited by the health authority in Emirate Location. 

How to register 

•    Walk in to EDI Head Office at Al Qusais, Dubai or any of the 2 training and testing centers - Al Quoz & Port Rashid
•    Walk into any of our branches. Click here for our locations.
•    Register Online – Click here

Documents required:

  1. Original Emirates ID & its copy (both sides)
  2. 1 passport and valid visa copy
  3. 2 photos (passport size) any background
  4. Original Eye Test Report (Can be done at Al Qusais, Al Quoz or Port Rashid or at any RTA Authorized optical shops in Dubai)
  5. No Objection Certificate (NOC) from sponsor (should be addressed to RTA Dubai mentioning student name, nationality, passport no., vehicle category. Please note that NOC should be stamped and printed on company letter head and the NOC will be valid only for 6 months from the date of issue)
  6. Sponsor’s passport and visa page copy (If the student is on father/husband/UAE national)

Minimum age to register is 17 years and 6 months: the license will be issued after the student turns 18 years old, provided the road test has been passed.

If you’ve already opened a file with another institute in Dubai and wish to transfer it to EDI:
all of the above-mentioned documents are required including Original RTA file and NOC from previous school stating completed number of classes and test.

If you’re a holder of another Emirates visa:
All the above-mentioned documents, and:
A) Trade License of the company you are working for along with trade license of company’s branch situated in Dubai.
B) Original NOC from Dubai  branch of the company stating that the applicant is working in Dubai’s Branch/Office

If you hold a driving license from any other country:
All the above-mentioned documents, and:
A) Original driving license and copy (of same vehicle category). Legal translation is required if the license is not in English/Arabic language. For handwritten/booklet format, attestation is required from respective country’s consulate.

If you’re a UAE or GCC national:

  1. 2 Valid Passport copies (first and idbara page)
  2. Eye test results (Can be done at Al Qusais, Al Quoz or Port Rashid or at any RTA Authorized optical shops in Dubai)
  3. 2 photographs (passport size)
  4. Original No Objection Letter from Sponsor with Passport copy or Emirates Id of sponsor If age is less than 21 years
  5. Original Emirates Identity Card (E.I.D)

Please note: 


If registering online, original Emirates ID card will be required for file opening. Kindly bring it to EDI or request us to get it collected. To request for collection, please call our call center at +971 4 263 1100.


How much is the driving license?

Total Training Fees (In AED)







20 hours session
(40 classes)

6135 (M)/6335 (A)

6335 (M) / 6535 (A)




15 hours session
(30 classes)

5435 (M)/5585 (A)

5585 (M) / 5735 (A)




10 hours session
(20 classes)

4835 (M)/4935 (A)

4935 (M) / 5035 (A)





Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)







20 hours session
(40 classes)

2400 (M) / 2600 (A)

2600 (M) / 2800 (A)




15 hours session
(30 classes)

1800 (M) / 1950 (A)

1950 (M) / 2100 (A)




10 hours session
(20 classes)

1200 (M) /1300 (A)

1300 (M) / 1400 (A) 




Additional Fees: (In AED)




EDI Admission Fees



RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book



RTA Theory Test/Signal Test/Knowledge Test



Lecture Fees



RTA Parking Test



Assessment Test



Pre-Evaluation Test (only for 30 & 20 classes course)



RTA Road Test



License Issue



Simulator Class (only for 20 hours session course)



Solo Training (only for 20 hours session course)



Training Extension Service Fee (Upon Road Test Fail) 150 150
Exam Additional Preparation Fee (Upon Theory Test Fail) 50 50


Optional services: (AED)

Transportation Charges (Dubai / Sharjah / Ajman)


Nursery (per hour)


Female student who wish to have learning permit with male instructor


Course change fee


File transfer charge


Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 120


1. If a student registers for 20 hours (40 classes) they can get 4 Free hours (8 classes) and additional 2 free hours (4 classes) on making full payment at the time of registration.

2. If a student registers for 15 hours (30 classes) they can get 3 Free hours (6 classes) and additional 2 free hours (4 classes) on making full payment at the time of registration.

3. If a student registers for 10 hours (20 classes) they can get 2 Free hours (4 classes) and additional 2 free hours (4 classes) on making full payment at the time of registration.

4. Corporate company-paid, self-paid students and platinum course students are excluded from this summer offer. However, corporate self-paid students will get 2 Free hours (4 classes) for making full payment in advance.

Car Driving License course

Students can choose from various training course options after they register with Emirates Driving Institute

Click here to view student roadmap to get LMV Driving License

Regular Course

2 Days every week
(2 hours of training)


3 Days every week
(1 hour of training)

Saturday & Tuesday
Sunday & Wednesday
Monday & Thursday


Sat - Mon - Wed
Sun - Tue - Thurs

D Course

Students can take classes on alternative days during weekdays- 2 hours for each day

Shift Duty Course
Students can choose to take their training as per their choice during training hours by coordinating with their instructor or by calling their respective training locations in the following way

  • 4 hours of training
  • 6 hours of training
  • 8 hours of training

Friday Course
Students can take their training only on Friday (2 hours of training)

Timings are : 7.30am , 9.40am, 2.00pm

Weekend Course

Students can also take a Friday and Saturday class which is the weekend course.

Timings are (Friday) 7:30AM, 9:40AM, 2:00PM 

(Saturday) 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 12:30PM

Night Course - Timing options are 8:00PM – 11:00PM

Gold Driving Course
Students can take their training on any day at any time as per their preference. They are eligible for 4 hours of training (with a break in between). Gold Driving Course training classes can be taken from EDI Head office in Al Qusais, Al Qouz and Port Rashid.

Training Timings

  • The training timings are from 08:30am to 05:30pm with a break from 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Students start at 8:30am and their classes can be scheduled as per their preferences.
  • 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 temporary 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 you’re 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 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.

Driving license Lecture Details

All students who register for 20/15/10 hours (40 /30 / 20 classes) car driving license course need to take 8 compulsory lectures. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. Lectures are offered in different languages such as English, Hindi/Urdu and Arabic at different locations - EDI Head Office (Al Qusais), Al Quoz, Port Rashid and Al Aweer.

Please note that it is mandatory for all students to bring their Registration Card (MDT), RTA Training Book and Learning Permit for the lectures.

  • Lecture 1 : Attitude and Responsibilities
  • Lecture 2 : Traffic signs
  • Lecture 3 : Managing Risks
  • Lecture 4 : Driver Condition
  • Lecture 5 : Driving Environment
  • Lecture 6 : Rules of Road
  • Lecture 7 : Hazard and Emergencies
  • Lecture 8: Safety Demonstration

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures  before you book your theory test. Now you can also take all 8 lectures in English, Arabic and Urdu via e-Lectures (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide.
  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download
  • EDI lecture schedule - click here to download

RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)

The service provides remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants for as many as 195 different languages. Click here to view list of available languages

The step is part of RTA's endeavours to enrich the Smart City initiative and realise 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.


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.

Driving license Test Details

(Theory test, Parking test, assessment test and RTA Road test)

Name of the test

Test location

Take by


RTA Knowledge Test / Theory Test Qusais ,  Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • After attending all the lectures

RTA Parking Test (5 internal tests) - After passing Knowledge test

Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • For Beginner students registered for 20 hour classes; after 10 hours
  • For Students registered for 15 hour classes; After 6 hours
  • For Students registered for 10 hour classes; After 4 hours
Assessment Test Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid EDI
  • For Beginner students registered for 20 hours; After 36th class (Female) and after 32nd class (Male)
  • For Students registered for 15 hours; After 28th Class (Female) and after 26th Class (Male)
  • For Students registered for 10 hours; After 18th class (Female) and after 16th class (Male)

RTA Road Test

Qusais , Al Quoz & Port Rashid RTA
  • On completing the registered number of classes and above tests.

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