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Driving License in UAE Procedure,documents and Fees Driving Schools and 2018 Requirements

Planning to get a driving License in UAE in 2018 is the best resolution if you are expatriates staying in any of the Emirates in the United Arab Emirates Like Dubai, Abudhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ummul Quain, Ras al Khaimah, Fujairah. We focusing to share 2017- 2018 Procedure, documents requirements and RTA authorised Fees Driving Schools list and new UAE driving License rules.

Driving License in UAE 2018 Requirements Procedure, documents and Fees Driving Schools

In All Cities in UAE like Dubai, Abudhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ummul Quain, Rasal Khaimah, Al-ain Fujairah etc. Driving licences can be obtained by adult UAE citizens or expat residents after getting training from an authorised driving school.Also,  If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary licence.As well as if you have never driven before or had a driving licence that is not on the approved list of 36 countries then you must undergo training.

The United Arab Emirates has certified 36 countries that have a very high international standard of driving, and are on the approved list. Nationals of such countries holding driving licenses can automatically obtain transfers and a UAE license without undergoing any training. If you have never driven before, or do not hold a driving licence that does not fall into this approved list of 36 countries, then you need to undergo training at an authorised driving school before obtaining a license.

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Procedure of Applying for Driving Licence in Dubai, Abudhabi and Other Emirates in UAE

Document Required for UAE Driving License

  • Original and copy of Passport with residence stamp & valid visa
  • Emirates ID and Copy
  • No Objection Certificate from employer
  • 8 photographs
  • Home country License and Copy (for the reduction of classes if require )
  • Eye Test Report

First get an eye test done by an optician. Also, your driving school will help to do eye test for driving license in UAE. After getting eye test report fill necessary RTA license application form. The driving school will handle all paperwork with RTA who may even have a counter at the school. Also, Receive your temporary driving licence, which you must carry in your training car. Once you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking, your school will apply for your theory test followed by your road test

Test Procedure of Driving license Dubai RTA and other Emirates RTA in the United Arab Emirates

Driving License in Dubai, Abudhabi RTA Theory Test

The theory test is carried out authorised driving schools. Carry relevant required documents like Emirates ID, driving file and 2 photos. Also, carry RTA Fee for driving license theory Test and that is 200 AED

Licence theory test will have a total of 35 questions. Question on road signals, hazards and guidelines on safe-driving will be asked in either English, Arabic or Urdu, with more languages to be added later. Also, candidates who cannot read the touch-screen or are not computer literate can take the examination orally.

The first segment with 17 questions focuses on general traffic situations, and the candidate will need to answer a minimum of 11 correct to pass. Then the second segment has 18 questions related to the specific driving license the candidate requires and a minimum of 12 correct answers are required to be eligible for the road test.

From July 2015, a new segment was added to the Theory test. Called Risks Recognition Test,.So the test contains a few videos that depict specific environmental conditions and asks the driver how he/she can cope with them.

Dubai, Abudhabi RTA Driving License Road Test

On the date assigned, go with Passport, Driving file. 2 photos, RTA Fees AED 200+100 (If Pass) to attend UAE driving License road test. Go to RTA Licence Section as advised by your driving school. Fill up application form & submit fees (around AED 200 for road test). When your name is called out, go along with the other three candidates and the RTA inspector to the designated car. You will be given just a few minutes to demonstrate your driving and anticipatory skills.

If you fail, you will have to register with your driving school for at least 7 more classes and get a new road-test date.

As well as If you pass, collect the approval paper from your inspector and go to the Pass Counter. Submit along with suitable ID & AED 100. Collect your test file and submit to Control Counter. After processing, pay the required fee and proceed to photo area. When your name is called out, have your photo taken. Congratulations. In a few minutes, you will receive your DL and be eligible to drive in Dubai and the UAE.

Do keep in mind that Dubai has a zero-tolerance policy on drinking and driving. Plainclothesmen travel about in unmarked vehicles and can legally stop you at any time to check. Dubai Smart Government recommends that you buckle up your seatbelt and drive safely at all times.

List of Approved Training Centers or AUthorised Driving Schools By RTA

Below listed are RTA approved Driving schools or Training Centers in UAE. Applicant or students can contact these driving centers to open driving license in UAE.

Al Ahli Driving School-04-3411500 (10 branches)
Belhasa Driving School – 04-3243535 (18 branches)
Dubai Driving Center– 04-3455855 (13 branches)
Emirates Driving Institute-04-2631100 (53 branches/Mall counters)
Galadari Driving School-04-2676166 (14 branches)


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Rules and Regulation of Driving License in UAE 2017- 2018

  • Students who do not possess any driving license are considered as a “Beginner” and thus have to register for mandatory 40 classes.
  • An applicant possessing their country’s license which is 2 – 5 years old are eligible to take 30 classes.
  • Students possessing their country’s license which is more than 5 years old are eligible to take 20 classes.
  • Please note there is a pre-evaluation test (AED 100) for 30 and 20 classes registered students to assess their driving experience. The result of the pre-evaluation test is given to the instructor.
  • Refresher Course – Students holding valid UAE license can apply for this course if they need extra confidence & practice. It includes 8 practical training classes.
  • Simulator Training – All students registered for LMV 40 Classes will be attending 2 classes of Simulator (One Hour duration) prior to starting their training classes.
  • Solo Training- This is mandatory for 40 classes LMV course and is optional for 30 & 20 classes course.
  • Students can opt to register for either Automatic or Manual gear transmission. However, please note that Automatic license holders are not eligible to drive a Manual Gear Vehicle.
  • People who possess a valid GCC License have to take 2 lectures at the beginning of the course then give the knowledge test and the road test directly. If they fail in the Road test, they need to then enrol in 8 classes and again for a road test.
  • Pilots and Cabin Crews of only ‘Emirates Airlines’ with their valid country license can go directly to Theory Test & Parking Test. After clearing these tests, they can go for the Road test. For those who do not have any own country, the license will register for 40 classes.
  • Pilots & Cabin crews of other Airlines will register as regular students for 40/30/20 classes as mentioned in top three points above.
  • People having nationality and driving license for the listed 36 countries can directly transfer their licenses by walking into any RTA Office with the necessary documentation and fee.
  • An applicant who has a valid UAE Driving license from any emirate other than Dubai needs to get their driving file transferred from original emirate to Dubai RTA before opening a file in Dubai for any other vehicle category.
  • People who have any traffic fine in their name will not be able to open a file until they clear that fine.
  • Light Motor Vehicle criteria – LMV Weight should not be more than 2.5 tonnes or any salon car.

For more information, please visit RTA website or call RTA on 8009090.

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Dubai driving license fees in RTA Authorised Driving Schools UAE

Here we are focusing to share Approximate Dubai driving licence fees in RTA approved driving schools. driving licence RTA fee will be same and the fee will vary depends on their charge for Admin fees, lecture fees, assessments and fee for driving ClassesDriving License fees in Other emirates and cities like Abudhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ummul Quain, Rasal Khaimah, Al-ain Fujairah etc. will vary depends on the popularity of school.

Also depends on driving school offers and deals, the cost of a licence will vary. Most of the driving schools in Dubai providing offers depends on seasons like Winter offers Summer offers. Also, have special offers and deals. In some driving schools in UAE have festival offers like National Day deals, New year deals, Ramadan Offers etc. So while registering during this offer seasons you can save some cost.

Hence below-listed prices are not actual. These are an approximate or average fee for driving license in UAE in different driving schools in Dubai. For Exact fees please contact respective driving schools. This comparison list of driving school fees will help to choose proper schools. Also as a suggestion do not compare only prices, as well as consider the quality of classes.

Driving License fee by RTA UAE

below listed fees are without classes

Particulars LMV
RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book 510
RTA Theory Test/Signal Test/Knowledge Test 310
RTA Parking Test 310
Assessment Test 250
Pre-Evaluation Test (only for 30 & 20 classes course) 100
RTA Road Test 310
License Issue 170

Dubai Driving License fee by Driving Schools


Average Fee for first-time learners: 40 classes

Driving school Total fees
Dubai Driving Centre 4600
Al Ahli Driving School 4800
Galadari Driving School 5000
Belhasa Driving Centre 5100
Emirates Driving Institute 6300

Cost for Existing license (two to five years old): 30 classes

Driving school Total fees
Dubai Driving Centre 4000
Al Ahli Driving School  4200
Galadari Driving School 4400
Belhasa Driving Centre 4500
Emirates Driving Institute  5700

Price for Existing license (more than five years old): 20 classes

Driving school Total fees
Galadari Driving School 3600
Al Ahli Driving School  3700
Dubai Driving Centre 3800
Belhasa Driving Centre 3900
Emirates Driving Institute  5000

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I have opened my driving licence file in Ajman and have completed my parking test, now i change my job visa to Dubai. Can i transfer my file to Dubai, while transferring to Dubai do i need to start from the first in Dubai.

Allahyar Khan Kartiyo
Allahyar Khan Kartiyo

Dear Sir/Mam;

Good Goodmorning;

I am here to query regarding UAE Driving licence, Sir i have Valid Pakistani driving licence so i want to apply for UAE licence, for that what steps and procedure i should follow.(Like what documents required).
And sir i am living in Barakah near Ruwais (Western Region) so Is this possible for me to open driving licence file and give Road test at Sila.

Muhammad Yaseen Memon
Muhammad Yaseen Memon

can anyone tell me about the Ajman driving license File procedure and required documents& Fees also .


dear sir my profession mechanic can i take driving licence in abu dhabii . once i went in the office but thay are rejected my application ,i have any option for this matter plz help me sir

Syed Umar

Dear sir,
I am working in Ras Al Khaimah free zone.My visa proffession is data entry operator i can open file without noc


Hello good morning i would like to ask about driving license file, my file has expired last month.
When i applied in dubai i had dubai visa and now i have sharjah visa is it possible to renew my file? Because i have last exams left which is final. Plesase let me know anything ASAP


hi sir,
my visa profession is purchase manager if i possible without NOC for driving test

Qaisar Mahmood


Actually i have VISA of dubai and i’m working in Ajman. My boss has one Company in Ajman in which right now i’m working. Is it possible i can open file here in Ajman. Some body said to me you need your boss Trade Licence, Labor card and NOC. Then you can open here.

Muhammad Tariq Akbar
Salam sir, I have Dubai visa and I am working in abudhabi as a security guard,so can I apply from abudhabi for the DL ? And if yes what are the requirements ?
Nwokeh Ngozi Celestina
Nwokeh Ngozi Celestina

I started my driving classes in Sharjah and now my company have relocated to Ajman how do i transfer my driving classes to Ajman. I am in the evaluation classes. Please tell me what to do.


What is the procedure to apply for driving license in sharjah


Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am an Electronics Engineer Sharjah Hamriya Visa Holder. Do i need NOC for applying driver license? Thank you!


Dear sir,
I am working in sharjah diesel company in visa proffession is sales i can open file without noc


Hi Iam having Fujairah free zone visa. Can I transfer that to Dubai? Should I proceed with fujairah itself? Which one do you recommend?


Hi Sir i holds valid qatar driving licence (LMV), now M working in UAE jabelali Freezone n i want to get my driving licence here could u please suggest me is it possible to transfer my licence directly or should i have attend any tests if yes then what are all the tests i have to attend and how much will be the cost

Note Nagaraja From India Valid qatar licence

Naveen Kumar S

I am having abudhabhi visa, working in dubai, how can I apply for driving licence in Dubai or abudhaabhi?

Muhammad Hussain

I am Having Pakistani Driving license. Is it necessary to having UAE driving license for Driving job in Dubai?

Jan Martin

Since I have a resident visa in UAE, I would like to convert my Norwegian drivers license to UAE driver license. I tried to do it in Dubai, but was directed to Fujairah since my sponser is registered there. However, I cannot find any information online regarding what kind of documentation they need in Fujairah in order to convert my drivers license. Do you have any further information regarding documentation and further procedure for Fujairah for holders of Norwegian drivers license (and passport).



Zainab Anwar

I passed my road test (ajman) and I am trying to register online for my license, can you tell me what should I write for ‘traffic code number’ and ‘national number’?



Mohan Gopalkrishnan

I don’t think it is possible to change directly, you will have to undergo signal test, assessment test and then final driving test.