Dubai features a modern highly advanced infrastructure that provides high level of access within Dubai and to other parts of the region (other emirates). Sophisticated and integrated transit networks enable you to enjoy moving easily and safely.
How to obtain a driving license?
If you are a UAE resident and want to drive a car in Dubai, you can apply for a driving license according to the terms & conditions for obtaining a driving license. However, if you have a driving license issued by your country, it is applicable for some countries to transfer the driving license with a UAE driving license, in accordance with UAE approved terms & conditions of the driving license transfer.
Notice....international driving license!
If you are on a visit to UAE and holding a valid international driving license, accordingly you can rent a car or drive a car registered to your name or one of your 1st degree relatives. For more information, please visit UAE automobile and touring club website.
As a resident in Dubai an applicant can apply for a driving license, provided he/she meets the following requirements:
Note: Only applicants who are completely 18 years old or above, shall be issued driving license.
Driving training requirements for special-needs applicants
You must meet follow the complete process, to obtaining a driving license, which includes but not limited to:
You should successfully pass both tests (fitness and optical) from the approved concerned bodies. Hence, a medical report, to be rendered by a concerned doctor, is a prerequisite; be it by an approved doctor or a medical body authorized by RTA. The report should state your physical, optical and mental health, to insure your ability to drive safely on public roads. Vision enhancement devices such as contact lenses and glasses or any other related approved devices are permissible "if applicable".
Optical test should be conducted by one of the authorized optical centers, who shall send the test results electronically to the concerned bodies and institutes.
If you seek to obtain a commercial driving permit, you must clear a specialized medical test as per Federal Law.
Theoretical Test / Knowledge Test
You must pass the theoretical test, which is required to examine your knowledge and understanding about traffic laws and driving risk perception as well as awareness of safety procedures.
You must pass the yard test in order to obtain a driving license. This test should be cleared prior to the practical test on the road which is supervised by the RTA.
This test is designed to assess your competency and readiness, for the final On-Road test. The assessment test is a replica of the final test and is conducted after you pass stage 4 of the practical training.
On Road Driving test
After passing the theoretical test, you will be assessed practically in accordance with the testing plan set and approved by the Licensing Agency.
In case you fail the practical test, you will have to undergo additional training sessions, according to the approved policy of the Licensing agency.
Service providers including driving institutes and technical testing centers, annually undergo an assessment and classification process, entitled “Partners Performance Management System” aims at leveraging the caliber of these service providers and fostering competitiveness among them in support RTA’s strategic vision (Customers First).
“Partners Performance Management System” is carried out relying on a number of key elements such as, the scale of professional improvements, working environment, support and services rendered to customers, in addition to measuring the Performance Indicators.
Following is a List of driving institutes set in order as per the Partners Performance Management System.
Notice: branches can provide all services related to training, registration and testing while Registration offices can provide only registration services.
SATURDAY TO THURSDAY
08:30 am to 02:30 pm
15:30 am to 05:30 pm
07:00 am to 12:00 pm
02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
07:00 am to 05:00 pm
08:00 pm to 11:00 pm
09:30 am to 01:30 pm
03:00 pm to 05:00 pm
*Official Holidays refers to Private Sectors Only.
RTA has more that 120 Trusted Agents within UAE to provide driver license renewal. The below companies are Trusted Eye Test Agents and are approved to provide driver licenses renewal service on the spot.
The below table shows the range of licensing services that the company provides to licensed drivers along with the number of locations where the company provides Licensing Services and whether the company also provides these services from locations outside the Emirate of Dubai.
|Company Name||Services||No. of Locations||In other Emirates|
|Al Jaber Optical||Driving License Renewal||31||Y|
|Grand Optics||Driving License Renewal||29||Y|
|Yateem Optician||Driving License Renewal||21||Y|
|Magrabi Optical||Driving License Renewal||14||Y|
|Barakat Optics||Driving License Renewal||11||Y|
|Dubai Optics||Driving License Renewal||10||N|
|Emirates Optical||Driving License Renewal||7||N|
|Optx 2020||Driving License Renewal||3||Y|
|eOptics||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
|Emirates Driving Institute||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
|Galadari Driving Institute||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
|Al Ahli Driving Institute||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
|Dubai Driving Institute||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
|Belhasa Driving Institute||Driving License Renewal||1||N|
For further enquiries please contact the RTA Call Center on 800 9090.
RTA’s Licensing Agency has recently launched the 'Online Vehicle Mortgage Addition' service; the second phase of 'Vehicles Mortgage Addition/Redemption' scheme. The first phase of the scheme, which relates to 'Online Vehicles Mortgage Redemption,' was launched back in 2013.
RTA constantly seeks to adopt the world's best practices to improve services on offer to individual & corporate customers. Migration to e-services is therefore considered part & parcel of RTA's current plan for raising customers’ satisfaction through offering improved and efficient online services in collaboration with mortgagors, banks and car dealers.
To download the Agreement for Add & Remove Mortgage Services, please click the below link
click below link to download the list of required documents to proceed with the agreement
As part of RTA efforts to develop its services and facilitate its transactions for customers whose interested in having special numbers, and to ensure the access to the RTA’s credited dealers of plate numbers,
We list the names specialized in dealing with plate numbers:
|Trader's Name||e-mail ID|
|Online Auctions L.L.Cfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2020 Special numbers email@example.com
|Suroor Special Numbers Tradingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Plates Vehicles Numbers Trading||Only1005@gmail.com|
|Deira Vehicles Numbers Trading||Welcometodubai@live.com|
|1419999 Special Numbers Trading LLC||Souqemail@example.com|
|Easy Number Vehicles Numbers Tradingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AL Theeb Numbers Tradingemail@example.com|
|GTR Motors LLC||GTR_motors@hotmail.com|
|Al Farari Vehicles Numbers Tradingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|RMN Vehicles & Mobile Numbers Trading||Uaeplate10@gmail.com|
|Raqmi Vehicles Numbers Tradingemail@example.com|
|Al Malomat Centre||Account@almalomatcentre.ae|
|Barcelona Number Tradingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roma Star General Trading L.L.Cemail@example.com|
|Autozel Auctions Organizing LLC||Islam.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Number 1 Numbers Trading||Zein.email@example.com|
|XR Nine Numbers Tradingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|AL Shamil Auctions (L.L.C)||email@example.com|
|Al Barq Vehicles Numbers Trading LLCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
For further enquiries please contact the RTA Call Center on 800 9090.