The people holding 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, Pollyanna, Romania, Finland, *Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, *South Korea, *Japan, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa can convert their driving license for Dubai Driving License. The people from countries indicated by star (*) are required to get translation of the license done from their Consulate. The required documents for conversion are a valid original driving license, valid residence 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. Please note that the concerned person has to be present themselves to complete the transaction and the service charge is AED 160 for the same.
How I can transfer my file from other driving institute to EDI? I have already appeared 5 Road Tests.
You have to cancel your file from that institute and bring the file to EDI head office located in Qusais behind Al Bustan center. The RTA department inside the office will check the file and determine the number of classes and tests you will go for.
Do I require to come myself to make the international driving license or I can send someone on my behalf?
You need to fill the application form , sign it and send anyone to apply on your behalf. Click here to download the form.
I would like to take bike riding classes. I don't have a bike driver license, but I have a car driving license from Dubai for six years now. Can you let me know what the requirements are please?
Only if you are holding your country's bike license you will be eligible for 16 classes but if not then you will be considered as a complete beginner and will have to undergo 30 compulsory classes
Is there any option for the people who require getting the Driving license on fast or urgent basis?
We do have a VIP course and Shift duty course in this case
I lost my EID Card, but I have paper from EID card office ,can I apply for license or make new ID card?
If you have applied for the duplicate Emirates ID card then you can submit the application/receipt form's copy as a proof that you have applied for the duplicate Emirates ID card & please bring the old ID card's copy as well with all other documents when registering for the driving course.
Can I take Night class training if I have registered for Shift Duty course?
Night classes are only available for the Regular course. Timings will be 8:00pm till 10:00pm, 9:00pm till 11:00pm.
If I want to enroll for driving classes in any of the branches, can I register in your head office in Qusais?
Yes, you may register in Al Qusais (HO) and take your driving classes in any of the EDI branch.
Can I switch from regular classes to Friday or Night classes? If so, will I have to pay more for that?
Yes, if you change from one course to another you have to pay 100dhs.
I want to take extra training classes before my road test.
In order to book extra classes you have to contact the office where you took your training and request the course in charge to book the classes for you.
I want to know if I can get assessment test on Friday
You can take your Assessment test only at the EDI Head office on Friday.
How can I request for a Final road test. Can someone from my family submit a request on my behalf?
Once you have made the payment for the road test after 24 hours you will receive a SMS from the RTA with your road test date. If you are not satisfied with the date then you can call us on 042631100 and depending on the availability we can book you for another slot. If you want an early test date then you have to directly check with test department in respective branch and arrange for the same. You can send someone else with your RTA manual book, learning permit and the student MDT card.
I have failed in the GCC license transfer test. What are the further procedures now?
You will need to take 8 additional classes (AED 55/65) & final road test (AED300). To book your class you will need to contact the branch where you are taking your training. Admission fees will be AED220
I have already opened driving license file from Abu Dhabi Police Headquarters. I just want to do practice in Dubai
It’s not possible since you have a learning permit in Abu Dhabi and as per the RTA rule you cannot take driving classes in Dubai
By when do I need to pay the balance course fee? Will I be notified?
After your classes have commenced the course in charge will then guide you as to when and how you can make the balance course fee.
Can a U.S.A citizen use his driving license in UAE while on visit visa for a month?
A person needs to have a UAE driving license to drive in UAE. In order to get a UAE driving license the person must have a residence visa. In this case please check with the RTA on 8009090.
Is there a rule that prohibits pregnant women from taking driving lessons in Dubai? Is there a standard form for this special permission from the doctor? If not, what must it say? That I am fit to take driving lessons?
Pregnant women can take driving lessons but they need to get special permission from the doctor. At the time of registration we will make the student sign a form stating that it is on their own risk they are taking driving lessons
If I register online, will the cost be same, or will I pay extra charges?
If you register online you will just pay 530dhs to register with EDI and rest of the amount will be paid at the time of submitting the documents in order to open the file with RTA.
I’m an Indian with US driving license. What is the procedure to open the file.
If your US driving license is still valid then you will register as a GCC student.
Is Desert driving license different from a normal license?
Yes a Desert driving license is different from a normal license. It is only used for tourism companies to take tourists to the desert
What happens if a person not having a driving license wishes to come with me during the Desert driving course?
In this case, without a UAE or International Driving license, the other person cannot attend the course.
I’m holding a UAE residence visa & already have international license do I need Affidavit from the consulate?
International license will hold no value once you have a residence visa stamped on your passport. Holding your country’s license will help in reduction of classes.
I wish to transfer my training from one branch to another; do I need to pay for the transfer?
No, there are no transfer charges.
Do I need to pay extra for the Express service for the Road Test?
You will pay extra 200dhs for an early date or if you want an afternoon or a Saturday test then you have to pay 100dhs extra.
Can I choose my Instructor?
Yes, but depending upon the availability of the instructor he/she will be assigned to you.
What are the requirements for 'Light Bus Training Course'?
Only students having LMV-Manual License for 3 years or more are eligible to apply for Light Bus License.
In case a student has LMV-Automatic license for 3 years or more, first he has to get a LMV Manual license and then apply for Light Bus License.
Structure of the course:
After meeting eligibility criteria and submitting required documents, student will register and open his file.
After attending 8 mandatory lectures, student will give theory test.
No training and assessment test is required. After passing theory test, student will directly go for Yard Test.
Student will give 2 yard tests- Offset (Reverse) and Slope. In case of failing 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.
I have failed in the road test, now I have to take 8 classes to appear the next Road test, is it possible to register for 10 classes and after completed of 8 classes I can register for Road test, and before 1 day of the road test can I complete rest 2 classes?
You may make the payment for 10 classes altogether. But depending on the availability you will be scheduled for the 8 classes and the rest 2 classes cannot be confirmed and you will have to check directly at the counter at that time.
If you fail the theory test, the next time you will take again is the same question you will encounter?
If you go for another test you will have a new set of questions.
In case I fail many times in theory test or assessment, will it affect my final road test?
The only effect it will have is that you will be delayed for your final test due to time consumed in clearing theory and assessment tests.
I want to know how to shift Automatic license to Manual license, how many classes and the payment required.
Kindly note the Training and Test requirements to change the drivers license from Automatic to Manual
1- Traffic file + Admission Fees (400 + 220 Dhs).
2- Arabic Typing + Eye Test (30 + 100 Dhs).
3- 8 Training Classes (440 Dhs).
4- Mock Test + Knowledge Test (100+300 Dhs).
5- 3 Parking Test (Hill + Emergency + 60D Parking) (210 Dhs).
6- Road Test (300 Dhs).
7- License issue + Certificate (210 + 150 Dhs).
Total Amount (2460 Dhs).