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Eligibility for opening a file for Light Bus driving license course:
•    Only students having valid UAE LMV manual driving license are eligible to apply for Light Bus driving license. Incase, the student doesnt hold previous UAE car driving license, they are eligible for 20 hours training/
•    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.

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


  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. Eye test must be completed before RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s 3 main centres (Al Qusais/Al Quoz/Port Rashid) or at any RTA authorized optical centres in Dubai.
  3. No Objection letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
  1. if Employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
  2. If Unemployed/Personal employed sponsor: No Objection letter from the sponsor must be submitted on a white paper with the signature.

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 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 centre/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.

Customers working in Dubai holding visa from other Emirate:

  1. Copy of trade license in Dubai
  2. Copy of trade license in other Emirate (name must be same as in Dubai trade license)
  3. No Objection letter from Dubai office stating the customer is employed & working in their Dubai office. (No Objection letter must be printed on company’s letterhead with company stamp and signature of designated authority).

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

  1. Marsom letter

People of Determination:

  1. Original medical report from Rashid Hospital
  2. Sanad Card from CDA if available (optional)

Pregnant women:

  1. No Objection letter signed by husband
  2. ‘Fit to Drive’ Certificate from the consulting doctor

20 hours training (mandatory)

Training timings

Total fee till first road test
(Discount of 4 FREE hours included!)

Regular training

AED 5,285

Friday Training

AED 5,605


Get extra 2 FREE hours upon full payment!


Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)

Training Hours



20 hours  2,600 3,000

10 hours



5 hours



Additional Fees: 


Fee (in AED)

EDI Admission Fees


RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book


Lecture Fees

AED 280 for 5 hours and AED 70 for 10 hours

Theory Test


Parking Test


Assessment Test


Road Test


License Issue

Training Extension Fees* 100

* Incidental Charges

- An additional charge of AED 320 is applicable in case of preponing any RTA test. 

Additional 5% VAT is applicable at the time of payment.

Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 120

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 from EDI Head Office in Qusais and Al Quoz.

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 07:00Am to 4:00Pm 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 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.

All students who register for Light Bus driving license Course need to take lectures from EDI. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. We offer these lectures in different languages such as English/Hindi/Urdu and Arabic at Al Quasis and Al Quoz main centres. 

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


  1. Attitude and responsibilities
  2. Traffic signs
  3. Managing risk
  4. Driver condition
  5. Driving environment
  6. Rules of road
  7. Hazards and Emergencies
  8. Your Vehicle

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all lectures before you book your theory test. Now you can also take lecture 2,4,5,6&7 in English, Arabic & Urdu via e-Lecture (online lecture). 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

RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)

The service provides remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants in different 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/-.

Click here to view 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.
  • 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.

Name of Test

Test Location

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Knowledge Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


               After attending all the lectures

Parking test

Qusais & Al Quoz


               For students registered for 20 hours training; after passing theory test and taking 12 hours training

Road Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


                On passing the knowledge test and yard test

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