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Apply for a New Test-Based Driving License

This service enables you to apply for issuing a new driving license in Dubai after passing the road test.

Eligibility
Individual customers, citizens and residents are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Emirates ID.
Service fees
  • 100 AED for issuing a new driving license if the customer is younger than 21-years-old
  • 300 AED for issuing a new driving license if the customer is older than 21-years-old
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Average processing time

1 visit to the driving institutes.

Driving Institutes

For training and test in Dubai:

Institute

Area/Branch

Contact Number

Al Ahli Driving Centre

Al Qouz Branch 4

04-3411500

Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Wasel Branch

04-3243535

Belhasa Driving Centre

Jabal Ali

04-8817171

Belhasa Driving Centre

Nad Al Hammar

04-2895908

Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Qouz 4

04-5091200

Dubai Driving Centre

Jumairah

04-3455855

Dubai Driving Centre

Al Qouz Industry 3

04-3236000

Dubai Driving Centre

Al Qusais 1

04-2381115

Dubai Driving Centre

Al Khail

04-4048000

Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Qouz

04-3412636

Dubai International Driving Centre (Drive Dubai)

Dubai Investment Park2

04-8855118

Galadari Motor Driving Centre

Al Qusais 4

04-2676166

Galadari Motor Driving Centre

Al Qouz 3

04-4043401

Emirates Driving Institute

Al Qusais 1

04-2631100

Emirates Driving Institute

Al Qouz 3

04-3237439

Emirates Driving Institute

Mina Rashid

04-3463320

Emirates Transport Driving Institute

Warsan 3

8006006

Process

Through driving institutes:

  • The customer submits all the documents at the driving institutes
  • In case the customer passes the tests, he receives a license from the driving institute only.
Validity

Emiratis and residents (all nationalities):

  • Customers under 21 years old: 1 year
  • Customers above 21 years old: 2 years.
What you will get

New UAE driving license.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must be present in person.
  • The customer must pass the road test.
  • The customer must be of at least minimum legal age to apply for a driving permit:
    • Motorcycles: 17 years old
    • Light vehicles: 18 years old. The vehicle's weight while empty should not exceed 2.5 tonnes, and the number of passengers should not exceed 14 without the driver for the passengers transportation vehicles. For the goods transport vehicles, cargo must not exceed 2 tonnes.
    • Heavy vehicles: 20 years old
    • Light and heavy buses: 21 years old. The passengers number of the bus must not exceed 26 without the driver
    • Tractor or light mechanical machine: 20 years old. The weight of the tractor or mechanical machine while empty must not exceed 7.5 tonnes.
FAQs
  • Question 1: In case of failing the road test, can the customer apply for another appointment?

Answer 1: yes, after 3 days.

  • Question 2: Is it possible for the customer to get his driving license after one year from passing the exam?

Answer 2: No, the customer must take another assessment test (Yard test, Road test and road signs test).

  • Question 3: If the customer's traffic file was issued in Dubai then he changes his visa to another emirate after passing the road test, which emirate will issue the license?

Answer 3: The license will be issued in Dubai regardless of the visa place of issuance.

  • Question 4: What are the reasons behind not issuing the driving license after passing the final test

Answer 4: The driving license does not get issued after one year or more from passing the final test.

  • Question 5: How many courses must the customer attend if he wants to change his license from automatic to manual?

Answer 5: No training courses are required to change the license from automatic to manual, and the customer should pass the road test.


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