How to get the Driving License in Dubai UAE

Worried about getting a driving license In Dubai?

Don’t worry, we the team eZhire are here to guide you.

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What you need to do is simply follow the steps mentioned below and soon you will get your own driving license of UAE.

Here are the simple steps you have to follow.

Step no: 1

First of all, select a good driving school. To help you select here are the list of some of the best and authorized driving school in Dubai.

*Al Ahli Driving School (10 branches)

Contact: 04-3411500

*Emirates Driving Institute (53 branches)

Contact: 04-2631100

*Belhasa Driving School (18 branches)

Contact:  04-3243535

*Dubai Driving Centre (13 branches)

Contact: 04-3455855

*Galadari Driving School (14 branches)

Contact: 04-2676166

*Drive Dubai


After selecting a school of your choice, you have to provide these documents to your school:

  • Passport with residence stamp (original & copy)
  • No Objection Certificate from the employer
  • 8 photographs (passport size)

Your school will handle all paper-work with RTA who may even have a counter at the school, after which they will give you a temporary driving license. You should have this license with u when you are getting trained for driving.

Step no: 2

Get an eye test done either by an optician yourself or via your driving school.

Step no: 3

You will have to pass internal tests like garage and parking, After passing these tests your school will apply for your theory test.

There will be final road test after you pass the theory test.


The theory test is carried out at the five authorized driving schools. Don’t forget to carry your relevant ID, driving file+ 2 photos, and AED 200 (the fee for theory test)

The theory test consists of three segments.


  • The first segment consists of 17 questions which are based on general traffic situations, and you have to answer minimum 11 to pass.
  • The second segment has 18 questions related to the specific driving license and you have to answer minimum 12 to be eligible for road test.
  • The third segment called “risks recognition test” in which they will show u some specific environmental conditions via videos and ask questions to test your intelligence to tackle these situations.

Step no: 4


The road test will be carried out at RTA license section, about which your school will guide you. You will go there with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos and AED 200(the fee for road test)

You will be given few minutes to show your driving skills if you pass, your inspector will give you approval paper, which you have to submit at pass counter along with suitable ID and AED 100

And Ta- Da, you will receive your driving license and will be able to drive anywhere in UAE.


Frequently asked Questions and their Answers:

1. How much time it will take to get a driving license?

You have to take 40 lessons after which you will be eligible for the road test, usually the 40 lessons can take 3-4 weeks unless you opted VIP classes which will take much less time.

2. How much it will cost to get a driving license?

It depends on the driving school. Usually it can cost up to Dh2000 to also depends upon which classes you take either you take “regular weekday classes” or “shift duty classes” or “Friday classes” or “VIP classes”. Generally, weekday classes are less expensive than others.

3. What if I fail in first attempt?

If you fail, then you have to register again with your driving school and you will have to take at least 7 more classes to be eligible for road test.

4. What if I have a driving license from my own country?

If you already have an existing driving license then you can convert that license but only some country’s driving license is acceptable, those countries are:

Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. A license other than these countries cannot be converted into Dubai driving license.

Please visit RTA  website or call on 8009090 to know any changes in this list.

Note: Please check the latest RTA rules from their website and authorized resources as rules keep on changing with the time.


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If you already have a foreign driving license and want to know how to convert that into Dubai UAE’s Driving license than read our other blog, just tap the link How to Convert Existing Driving license to Dubai’s Driving License

We hope this blog will help you getting your driving license.

Best of luck 🙂

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