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Apply for a New Test-Based Driving Licence

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

Individual customers, citizens and residents, are eligible to apply for this service.
Required documents
  1. Original valid Emirates ID.
Service fees
  • 100 AED for issuing a new driving licence if the customer is younger than 21-years-old
  • 300 AED for issuing a new driving licence if the customer is older than 21-years-old
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • 10 minutes at the driving institutes.
Driving Institutes

Driving institutes in Dubai



Contact Number

Al Ahli Driving Centre

Al Qouz Branch 4


Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Wasel Branch


Belhasa Driving Centre

Jabal Ali


Belhasa Driving Centre

Nad Al Hammar


Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Qouz 4


Dubai Driving Centre



Dubai Driving Centre

Al Qouz Industry 3


Dubai Driving Centre

Al Qusais 1


Dubai Driving Centre

Al Khail


Belhasa Driving Centre

Al Qouz


Dubai International Driving Centre (Drive Dubai)

Dubai Investment Park2


Galadari Motor Driving Centre

Al Qusais 4


Galadari Motor Driving Centre

Al Qouz 3


Emirates Driving Institute

Al Qusais 1


Emirates Driving Institute

Al Qouz 3


Emirates Transport Driving Institute

Warsan 3


Excellence Driving Centre
Al Qusais Industry-5 600515154
Bin Yaber Driving Centre
Al Rowayyah 04-2156000

Through driving institutes

  • The customer submits all the required documents.
  • The customer is required to settle the fees.
  • An electronic copy of the receipt is sent to the e-mail registered in the system, and a text message is sent to the registered phone number with a link to download a copy of the transaction receipt.
  • The customer receives a licence from the driving institute only, if he passes the road test.
Average waiting time
  • 1 visit to the driving institutes.

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 licence.

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.
  • Question 1: In case of failing the road test, can the customer apply for another appointment?

Answer 1: yes, after finishing the training lessons.

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

Answer 2: No, the customer must pass the road.

  • Question 3: If the customer's traffic file was issued in Dubai then there was a change in the place of issuance after passing the road test, which emirate will issue the licence?

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

  • Question 4: What are the reasons behind not issuing the driving licence after passing the road test

Answer 4: The driving licence 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 licence from automatic to manual?

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

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