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Eligibility for opening a file for Light Bus driving license course:
•    Only students having LMV-Manual License are eligible to apply for Light Bus License.
•    In case a student has LMV-Automatic license, first he will have to to get a LMV Manual license and then he can apply for Light Bus License.
•    Minimum age requirement for Light Bus course is 21 years.

Terms & Conditions for 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 8 practical classes 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 8 training classes 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 8 training classes 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

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)

Please note: Minimum age to register is 21 years.

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.

Total Training Fees (In AED)




10 hours training
(20 classes)



5 hours training
(10 classes)



Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)




10 hours training
(20 classes)



5 hours training
(10 classes)



Additional Fees: (In AED)


Light Bus

EDI Admission Fees


RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book


Lecture Fees

10 hrs - 280 | 05 hrs - 70

Practicing Theory Test


Theory Test


Parking Test


Assessment Test


Road Test


License Issue


Optional services: (AED)

Transportation Charges (Dubai / Sharjah / Ajman)


Nursery (per hour)


Course change fee


Training extension service fee (upon road test fail)


Exam additional preparation fees (upon theory test fail)


File transfer charge


Theory Test Preparation Fee


Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 130


1. 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.

2. Corporate company-paid and self-paid 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.

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 different locations across Dubai such as EDI Head Office (Al Quasis), Al Quoz, Port Rashid & Al Aweer

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.
  • 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 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

Taken by


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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