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Get your car driving license by registering for unlimited training and tests until you pass under the FIXED PRICE COURSE! Or pay for your training till the first road test!

Registration for car driving license at EDI is a simple process! Our courteous staff will assist you in the entire registration process. You may get your eye test done in any of 3 EDI’s training and testing center located in Al Qusais, Al Quoz, and Port Rashid.

click here to download your car driving license journey!

IMPORTANT!

  1. 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.
  2. A pre-evaluation test for 15 hours session and 10 hours session registered students to evaluate their driving experience.
  3. Driver Skill 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 sessions also.
  4. Simulator Training: All students registered for 20 hours sessions will have to attend 1 session of Simulator prior to starting their training hours.
  5. Solo Training: This is mandatory for 20 hours sessions course and is optional for 15-hour session & 20-hour session.
  6. 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.
  7. People who have any traffic fine in their name will not be able to open a file until the fine is cleared.
  8. People who have opened any driving file before with other institutes should transfer their file. For more information please call 04-2631100.
  9. Pilots and Cabin Crews of only 'Emirates Airlines' & 'FlyDubai' with their valid country license can directly appear for Theory Test & Road test. Those who do not have any country license will have to register for 20-hour session. Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 20/15/10 hour sessions under the Flying Crew 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. The exempted countries are:

GCC Countries: Kuwait, Saudi, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar
European Countries: Austria, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherland, Italy, Britain, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Finland, Serbia, Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary.
North American Countries: Canada (only Quebec province), USA
East Asian Countries: South Korea, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Singapore, China\
African Countries: South Africa

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  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 the 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. A valid Dubai visa 
  4. No Objection letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
    • For employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
    • For the personal sponsor (wife/husband/siblings): No Objection letter not required
    • 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.
  5. Valid original home country driving license of the same category (if any): The license must be legally translated only from Dubai if not printed in English or Arabic. The license must be attested from the home country embassy or consulate (if handwritten or book format)

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR:
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
  1. Beginner training

20 hours of training (minimum)

Training timings

Regular training

Night training

Friday or
Friday & Saturday training

Shift training
(as per your choice)

Total fee till the 1st road test

4 FREE hours included!

RTA fee

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

EDI fee (automatic gear)

AED 4555

AED 4175

AED 5515

AED 5835

TOTAL FEE (automatic gear)

AED 5965

AED 5585

AED 6925

AED 7245

RTA fee

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

EDI fee (manual gear)

AED 4395

AED 4555

AED 5515

AED 5835

TOTAL FEE
(manual gear)

AED 5805

AED 5965

AED 6925

AED 7245

Fixed price course till you pass
10% off, eye test and RTA fee included!

Automatic gear

AED 10,800

AED 10,800

AED 13,050

AED 13,950

Manual gear

AED 12,600

AED 12,600

AED 13,050

AED 13,950

  • 5% VAT applies
  • An extra fee of AED 150 (training service extension) will be charged upon each road test failure. (Not applicable for the Fixed Price course)
  • An extra fee of AED 100 applies if you wish to book the road test on a Friday/Saturday. In the case of an early road test, an additional AED 320 will be applied.
  • A refund can be claimed within 6 months from the last transaction date as per the company policy. 
  • The student can take the eye test at EDI at AED 140. 

 

2. Other countries' valid license issued between 2 - 5 years

15 hours of training (minimum)

Training timings

Regular training

Night training

Friday or
Friday & Saturday training

Shift training
(as per your choice)

Total fee till the 1st road test

3 FREE hours included!

RTA fee

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

EDI fee
(automatic gear)

AED 3935

AED 4055

AED 4655

AED 4895

TOTAL FEE (automatic gear)

AED 5,345

AED 5,465

AED 6,065

AED 6,305

EDI fee (manual gear)

AED 3815

AED 3935

AED 4655

AED 4895

TOTAL FEE
(manual gear)

AED 5,225

AED 5,345

AED 6,065

AED 6,305

Fixed price course till you pass
10% off, eye test and RTA fee included!

Automatic gear

AED 10,350

AED 10,350

AED 12,600

AED 13,500

Manual gear

AED 12,150

AED 12,150

AED 12,600

AED 13,500

 

  • 5% VAT apply
  • An extra fee of AED 150 (training service extension) will be charged upon each road test failure. (Not applicable for the Fixed Price course)
  • An extra fee of AED 100 applies if you wish to book the road test on a Friday/Saturday. In the case of an early road test, an additional AED 320 will be applied.
  • A refund can be claimed within 6 months from the last transaction date as per the company policy. 
  • The student can take the eye test at EDI at AED 140. 
     

3. Other countries' valid license issued more than 5 years

10 hours of training (minimum)

Training timings

Regular training

Night training

Friday or
Friday & Saturday training

Shift training
(as per your choice)

Total fee till the 1st road test

2 FREE hours included!

RTA fee

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

AED 1410

EDI fee
(automatic gear)

AED 3415

AED 3495

AED 3895

AED 4055

TOTAL FEE
(automatic gear)

AED 4,825

AED 4,905

AED 5,305

AED 5,465

EDI fee (manual gear)

AED 3335

AED 3415

AED 3895

AED 4055

TOTAL FEE
(manual gear)

AED 4,745

AED 4,825

AED 5,305

AED 5,465

Fixed price course till you pass
10% off, eye test & RTA fee included!

Automatic gear

AED 10,080

AED 10,080

AED 12,150

AED 13,050

Manual gear

AED 11,700

AED 10,080

AED 12,150

AED 13,050


 

  • 5% VAT apply
  • An extra fee of AED 150 (training service extension) will be charged upon each road test failure. (Not applicable for the Fixed Price course)
  • An extra fee of AED 100 applies if you wish to book the road test on a Friday/Saturday. In the case of an early road test, an additional AED 320 will be applied.
  • A refund can be claimed within 6 months from the last transaction date as per the company policy. 
  • The student can take the eye test at EDI at AED 140. 

 

SHORT COURSES

  1. DIRECT TEST COURSE: Customers who hold a valid and original driving license from any GCC countries i.e. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar are eligible for the Direct Test course. Customers can take optional lectures & practical training before the road test. The training fee will be applicable as per current rates. 5% VAT Apply

Tests

Total fees 

Amount

File opening + RTA theory and road tests*

RTA fee

AED 1570

EDI fee AED 955
Total fees AED 2,525

Training under the Platinum course
(high-end luxury cars)

AED 10,000

 

2. FLYING CREW COURSE: FlyDubai & Emirates cabin crews who hold a valid home country driving license are eligible for this course. Customers can take optional lectures & practical training before the road test. The training fee will be applicable as per current rates. 5% VAT Apply

Tests

Total fees

 

File opening + RTA theory and road tests*

RTA fee

AED 1570

EDI fee AED 955
Total fees AED 2,525

Training under the Platinum course
(high-end luxury cars)

AED 10,000

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

The students can choose the below training schedule at our Al Qusais, Port Rashid and Al Quoz centres:

1. Regular training (8:25 am – 5:30 pm)

  1. Daily training for 1 day in a week  (1 hour of training in 1 day)       Available from Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday -Thursday 
  2. Twice a week for 2 days in a week  (2 hours of training in 1 day)     Available on Saturday-Tuesday OR Sunday-Wednesday OR Monday-Thursday 
  3. Alternate days for 3 days in a week  (1 hour of training in 1 day)     Available from Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday 
  4. Alternate days for 3 days in a week  (2 hours of training in 1 day)   Available from Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday
     

2. Night training (8 pm – 11 pm)

  1. Daily training for 1 day in a week  (1 hour of training in 1 day)    Available on Saturday-Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday -Thursday
  2. Alternate days for 3 days in a week  (1 hour of training in 1 day)  Available on Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday
  3. Alternate days for 3 days in a week  (2 hours of training in 1 day)  Available on Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday
     

3. Friday training (7:30 am – 4 pm)

4 hours of training in a week
 

4. Friday & Saturday training (8:30 am – 2:30 pm)

4 hours of training in a week
 

5. Shift training (As per your convenience) - 08:25 am – 5:30 pm

Max 4 hours of training in a day                 (Saturday to Thursday)
 

6. Gold training (As per your convenience)



Click here for the detailed timings of the training

IMPORTANT!

  1. Students must always carry the RTA learners’ permit, EDI student card and the RTA handbook during the lectures, practical training and tests.
  2. Students must ensure to be present on time for the training. Incase the student fails to arrive within 10 minutes of the training time, he/she is considered 'absent' and an additional fee is applicable. 
  3. If the student wishes to temporarily stop the training, the course in-charge must be informed 24 hours before the scheduled training time. Failure to do so, the student will be considered 'absent' for the scheduled training. 
  4. In case the instructor is absent, an alternative instructor will be arranged.  Should we fail to provide another instructor, we will extend your training accordingly.
  5. Students must use the EDI student card for timely log-in and log-out of their scheduled training in the vehicle. 

All students who register for 20/15/10 hours must attend 8 theory lectures available on weekdays and Fridays. Lectures can be attended in English, Hindi, Urdu or Arabic at our main centers in Al Qusais, Al Quoz, and Port Rashid centers. 

NOTE: The students must bring the EDI student ID,  RTA handbook and RTA Learning Permit to attend 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 a 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 the list of available languagesThe step is part of RTA's endeavors to enrich the Smart City initiative and realize its third strategic goal - People's Happiness

How to use the RIS service?

  • 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

The service is available at additional AED 435 excluding the RTA Knowledge test fee.

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.

(Theory test, parking test, assessment test, and RTA road test)

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When

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 18th hour (Female) and after 16th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 15 hours; After 14th hour (Female) and after 13th hour (Male)
  • For Students registered for 10 hours; After 9th hour (Female) and after 8th hour (Male)

RTA Road Test

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

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