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This service enables you to apply for issuing a driving learning permit for the Emirate of Dubai.
Reference to the UAE Cabinet Decision (30) of 2017 on traffic and traffic safety services, the fees of driving licenses and vehicles are changed. For more information please visit https://www.rta.ae/links/lic-updates.pdf or contact RTA call centre on the following number: 8009090.
Individual customers, citizens and residents, who are above the legal age and medically fit are eligible to apply for this service. Legal age: Motorcycle: 17 years Light vehicle: 17 years and 6 months Heavy vehicle: 20 years Light or heavy bus: 21 years Mechanical vehicle: 20 years.
For UAE nationals and GCC:
For holders of a residence visa issued in Dubai:
Professions that do not require NOC:
Owner or partner of a business/establishment
Owner of land or property
For residents with visa issued in other emirate:
For Pregnant Women:
For People of Determination:
Note: The customer should refer to Rashid Hospital for the medical test (link to the hospital’s location).
For the passport holder who is without a family book (Marsoom):
For passport holder who is the son of an Emarati woman:
Driving learning permit.
6 months from the date of the permit issuance.
Up to 10 minutes at the driving institutes or the registration offices or RTA service centers.
Al Ahli Driving Center (Main Driving Institute) http://www.alahlidubai.ae/
Al Qouz Branch 4
Belhasa Driving Center
Al Wasel Branch
Belhasa Driving Center (Main Driving Institute) http://www.bdc.ae/
Nid Al Hammar
Al Qouz 4
Dubai Driving Center (Main Driving Institute) http://www.dubaidrivingcenter.net/
Dubai Driving Center
Al Qouz Industry 3
Jabal Ali Industry Area 1
Dubai International Driving Center- (Drive Dubai) (Main Driving Institute) www.drivedubai.ae
Dubai Investment Park2
Galadari Motor Driving Centre (Main Driving Institute) http://www.gmdc.ae/
Al Qusais 4
Galadari Motor Driving Centre
Al Qouz 3
Emirates Driving Institute (Main Driving Institute)http://www.edi-uae.com/
Al Qusais 1
Emirates Driving Institute
Emirates Transport Driving Institute (Main Driving Institute) http://www.et.gov.ae/
Note: The link is for the mother website which has the group of activities. The customer cannot apply for the service using this link.
Eye test results:
For drivers of light vehicles and motorcycles:
For drivers of heavy vehicles:
For the drivers of light and heavy buses, tractor and mechanical machines:
For colour blind customers:
Answer 1: Knowing that the file is opened in Dubai, the license will be issued in Dubai after the customer passes the road test.
Answer 2: If the customer has a light automatic driving license and wants to apply for a light manual driving license, the driving lessons will be reduced to 10 lessons.
Answer 3: The handbook provides road rules information, including safe driving & crash prevention tips, and information on traffic offences and black points. It also provides information about road signs and road markings that are used in Dubai and the UAE. This handbook is the only one related to road rules. It is approved by the Dubai Government.
Answer 4: A review of the handbook will be conducted every 6 months, and an updated version will be issued if necessary. When significant changes occur, a leaflet with the updated information may be provided with the handbook.
Answer 5: In this case, you can contact RTA call center 8009090.
Answer 6: The government of Dubai has set 50 AED as a cost for all similar documents. The cost includes the development and production of the handbook as well as the routinely replacement of the handbook with new additions. It is worth noting that the cost also includes 10 AED as knowledge fee for the Government of Dubai.
Answer 7: The handbook is available at all RTA outlets. The handbooks are expected to be available at other outlets. The customer can also purchase it through the SDDI system. An application to purchase 1 book only may be filled online. There is a handbook for each level of the license (5 available handbooks). They are issued in Arabic, English and Urdu.
Answer 8: Yes, all clients who transfer their overseas license to a Dubai license must purchase a copy of the Light Vehicle handbook. The handbook purchase is automatically calculated by E-Traffic and added to the payment receipt.
Answer 9: The customer must purchase a copy of the handbook to make sure that everyone has his own updated copy.
Answer 10: In this case, the customer will not be allowed to transfer the overseas license.
Answer 11: Yes, a housemaid can apply for a driving license on a condition of providing all the required documents.
Answer 12: If the customer did not get the driving license within a period of 1 year from passing the test, he must have another road test and the examiner must present the result once again.
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