Driving Schools In Dubai

Written by Muhammad Qadeer

To properly explore a city like Dubai, one needs to have a driving license; since not all the beautiful places are reachable using public transport. As a melting pot of various cultures, you need to have a driving permit to be able to discover all the attractions Dubai has to offer. What’s better is Dubai’s driving license is accepted in more than 50 countries worldwide; including Canada, the USA and Australia.

In this blog, we look at some of the leading RTA approved driving institutes in Dubai that will help you master the art of driving.

1. Emirates Driving Institute

Emirates Driving Institute

Emirates Driving Institute, or EDI, is one of the oldest and most successful driving schools in Dubai having helped more than 500,000 individuals from all over the world attain driving credentials. The institute has developed somewhat of a legendary status in Dubai; with the school providing meticulous training and skills to its instructors, which they transfer into students. EDI has more than 40 branches all across Dubai, some of them are in Downtown DubaiBusniess Bay, Jumeirah and also offers a unique driving simulator feature to its students to develop confidence.

The school has two major training and testing centers located in Al Quoz and Al Qusais, with a Platinum Driving Course institute situated in Jumeirah.

2. Galadari Motor Driving Center

Galadari Motor Driving Center

The Galadari family has business interests in different industries, but they are perhaps best known for founding the Galadari Motor Driving Center in 2004. They’re one of the few institutes that offer light and heavy vehicle driving programs in Dubai. The institute houses an RTA team that prepares students with the necessary nous to pass theory and practical license exams.

Moreover, the center has a kids’ play area, a cafeteria, a mosque and ATM facility at their offices in Al Qusais and Al Quoz. With over 40 branches spread across UAE, Galadari Motor Driving Institute offers special concessions for students, nurses, military personnel, Emiratis, and other individuals working in essential sectors.

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3. Belhasa Driving Center

Belhasa Driving Center

Another driving institute that is renowned in Dubai is Belhasa. Part of the Belhasa Group of Companies, the institute is revolutionizing the concept of driving by using novel and innovative methods to teach students. Widely considered as one of the best driving institutes in the whole of UAE, Belhasa offers personalized packages to students based on their skill level and learning appetite.

BDC offers basic and advanced level tutorials, innovative theory lectures, and hands-on practical classes for a variety of automobiles that include two-wheelers, LMS, trucks, buses, forklifts, shovels, and more. The institute also offers an exclusive VVIP course at any location chosen by the student.

Belhasa helps students to gather all the information and guidance required to ace their driving exam. The institute has one of the highest passing ratio in UAE, and their social media handles are full of praise from past and present students. The institute introduces offers and discounts during festive periods, so keep checking their website and social accounts to stay updated.

4. Dubai Driving Center

Dubai Driving Center

Formed in 2003 by budding local entrepreneurs, Dubai Driving Center is fully accredited by RTA and offers training courses in light motor vehicles, motorcycles, heavy duty trucks, buses, cranes, and forklifts. DDC has a well-established digital infrastructure and gives students the option to take one of their e-courses or attend classes at the institute.

The school has branches located strategically all across Dubai; including DIP, Al Qusais, Barsha, Al Khail, Jumeirah to name a few. Each branch offers different courses. The Al Khail and DIP branches admit students for light motor vehicle, motor cycle, heavy-duty truck, heavy bus and fork lift; while the Al Qusais branch specializes in LMV courses.

5. Al Ahli Driving Institute

Al Ahli Driving Institute

Last but not the least, we have Al Ahli Driving Institute that has been serving students since 2006. The institute offers programs for cars, heavy and light passenger buses, heavy duty trucks, motor cycles and forklifts. To appeal to a broader demographic, the school offers their comprehensive e-learning courses in 3 languages – English, Arabic and Urdu.

In this list, Al Ahli is the most budget friendly option; with fee as low as 90 AED per class for the motorcar course. Despite their low fee, the institute is equipped with the latest cars and driving aids to help students excel.

Requirements to be Eligible for Obtaining a Driving Permit

  • Age should be 18 or above
  • Valid Dubai Residence/Employment visa
  • 2 Passport size Photographs
  • Original Emirates ID
  • Copy of the Eye Test with an RTA authorized Medical Center

Note that the previous condition of presenting a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your employer is no longer required.