What is the eligibility criteria to learn driving and acquire a license in the Emirate?
Students need to be above the age of 17 years and 6 months to start their lessons for LMV. The license will be issued only upon the completion of 18 years of age.
Student must be an Emirati national or possessing a valid residency visa from the UAE.
Where can I get my eye test done from?
RTA approved eye test centres
Excellence Driving Centre also provides the facility of doing this at our branch.
Is there a different license to drive a manual or automatic gear vehicle?
A manual license holder can drive both gear vehicles, automatic and manual. However, an automatic license holder is permitted to drive an automatic gear vehicle only.
I have a license from my home country, would that make a difference in the course I need to enrol for?
i. Valid license from home country existing between 2 – 5 years = 30 class course**
ii. Valid license from home country older than 5 years = 20 class course**
iii. Valid license from any GCC country = Appear directly for the RTA tests
**If you are student holding a license from another country eligible for reduced classes to acquire a UAE license, you must attend a Pre-Evaluation Test examined by us. You can book this through our call centre or by visiting us.
Are there any exemptions for citizens of any specified countries?
If you are a citizen of the listed countries, holding a valid drivers’ license, you are exempted from taking any classes or tests.
You may get your home country license converted to a Dubai driving license.