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    Driving License Procedures | Abu Dhabi City Guide - Bayt.com

    Driving licenses can be obtained by adult UAE citizens/residents after training from an authorized driving school in Abu Dhabi. If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary license.

    If you have never driven before nor have a driving license that is not on the approved list of 36 countries then you must undergo training.

    Documents Required

    A Passport (original & copy) with residence stamp, No-Objection Certificate from employer & 8 photos are the required documents.

    Authorized Driving Schools

    NamePhone Number
    Abu Dhabi Driving School024484878
    Al Alamain Motor Drivers Training School026425289
    Al Aqeed Motor Driving School026424577
    Al Butin Auto Driving School024430119
    Al Dhabaey Drivers Training Establishment026417097
    Al Dhafra Motor Drivers Training School028841466
    Al Harbi Motor Drivers Training School026716177
    Al Hasib Motor Drivers Training School024461200
    Al Khalidiyah Motor Drivers Training School026423003
    Al Muqaddam Motor Drivers Training Establishment026774750
    Al Nahda Motor Drivers Training School026338061
    Al Nassr Motors Driving Training Establishment026418103
    Al Omran Motor Drivers Training School026727134
    Al Salam Motor Driving School024435744
    Al Shahama Auto Training School028833500
    Al Shams Motor Drivers Training School024434190
    Al Shamsi Automobile Driving School024479550
    Al Umma Motor Drivers Training School024464351
    Al Wafae Motor Drivers Training Company026333578
    Co Operative Establishment026772801
    Delma Driving School028781838
    Emirates Motor Drivers Training Company - P S C025511911
    Emirates Motor Drivers Training School026425740
    Fath Motor Driving Training Establishment026419141
    Gulf Flower Motor Drivers Training Company026344163
    Gulf Motor Drivers Training School024456829
    Jowhera Al Khalij Motor Driving School026420844
    Linda Car Motor Drivers Training School026420006
    Rames Motor Drivers024453090
    Santana Motor Drivers Training026332059
    Sunrise Motor Drivers Training School024432491
    Technical Motor Drivers Training Institute024450466

    Steps:

    1. Get an eye test done either at an optician or at your driving school.
    2. The school will handle all paper-work with RTA who may even have a counter at the school.
    3. Receive your temporary driving license, which you must carry in your training car.
    4. Once you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking, your school will apply for your signal test followed by your road test.

    Signal Test

    On the date assigned, go with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos to RTA License Section of your driving school. Fill up application form & submit fees (around AED 80). When your name is called out, go to the computer booth and identify the traffic signals. (In case you are not computer literate, you can opt for the manual test). Collect the pass print-out with your road test date (if you fail, pay the test-fee & you will be given another new test time and date) and submit to your driving school.

    Road Test

    Keep in mind that you will need your passport, your driving file and 2 photos for the RTA License. Be punctual and right on time on the day of your exam!

    Transfer of existing Driving License

    If you have just moved to work in Abu Dhabi, you may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test or going to a driving school, if you have a valid driving license from any of the following 36 countries:
    Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

    Kindly note that driving license holders of some countries in the above list will require translations or consulate letters. These countries are:

    • Canada: A letter from the Canadian Consulate in Abu Dhabi to verify that the license is genuine is required, before transferring your license.
    • Driving license holders from Greece, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Cyprus, Canada, Turkey, Japan & Korea will require a translation of their driving license from their respective consulates.

    Fees & Documents Required: Passport for residents (original & copy) residence permit copy, current driving license (original & copy), translation of driving license (for some countries), consulate letter (for Canadians), 1 passport photo, eye test certificate & AED 100 for transfer fee. Also required is a no-objection letter from your sponsor.



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