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The light bus course prepare students for the RTA driving test, enabling them to get a Dubai Driving license category NO.5 Students completing this course and passing the RTA driving test are licensed to drive a bus carrying less than 26 passengers

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Course Details:



  •   Minimum age for registration is 21yrs
  •   Students who have already failed the final RTA road test at another institute may register for a minimum of 4 hours
  •   All Light Bus registrations are mandatory to attend minimum of 20 hours plus 8 theory lectures


Lectures for Light Bus

All students who register for Light Bus Training Course must attend 8 mandatory lectures.

Medical requirements

Effective 12/05/2013 Heavy Truck drivers are required to do the following to obtain a driving license and permit:

  •   Knowledge Test
  •   RTA Yard Test
  •   Internal Assessment
  •   RTA Final Road Test
  •   Minimum 1 hour night training
  •   Attend for a medical fitness examination at an RTA approved medical centers
  •   After passing the required tests and receiving the license obtain a commercial driving permit at a cost of AED110


  •   Those people who have a full, valid driving license from the 33 recognised countries (See details) can directly transfer their license at any RTA Office on production of the necessary documentation and fee.
  •   People who have a valid UAE driving license from any emirate other than Dubai must transfer their driving file to Dubai RTA before opening a file in Dubai for any other vehicle category.
  •   People who have any traffic fine against their name will not be able to open a file without first clearing that fine.


  •   Students are only allowed to enter the lecture hall between the entry time and start time of the class. Students will not be allowed to enter the lecture hall after the class start time.
  •   All students must bring their theory & practical training Record Booklet when attending classes.

Required Registration Documents

For Expatriates holding Dubai visa

  •   passport copy with valid Dubai residence visa*
  •   Original Emirates ID with a copy
  •   Eye test report (It can be completed at Dubai Driving Center Head Office / Alqusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •    Age can be 21yrs or over

For students who are Emiratis

  •   Original Emirates ID card
  •   2 passport size photographs
  •   Eye test report (Eye test can be completed at DDC Head Office / AL Qusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •  Age can be 21yrs or over

For people with visas from other emirates

  •   Passport copies with valid Dubai residence visa
  •   Original Emirates ID card with a copy
  •   Trade License copy of Both Dubai and VISA Owned emirates is required (Trade license name should be same)
  •   NOC Letter from the Dubai Branch (stating applicant working in Dubai branch)
  •   Age must be 20yrs or over

* In cases where the sponsor is the father a copy of the sponsor’s passport is required

Name of Test Test Location Taken by
Knowledge Test Port Rashid, Al Qusais, Al Barsha, DIP Main and Al Khail Taken by RTA
Maneuver Test (4 internal Tests) Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main Taken By RTA
Initial Driving Assessment Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main Taken by Dubai Driving Center
Road Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main Taken By RTA

License Exchange

You may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test, if you have a valid driving license from some countries. You must be a citizen of the country with current resident status in UAE. The countries whose citizens can transfer their driving licenses are given below


Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, China, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Austria, Lativia.

Please note: Driving license holders of some countries in the above list will require translations or consulate letters. These countries include:

Canada: A letter from the Canadian Consulate in Dubai to verify that the license is genuine is required, before transferring your license.

Driving license holders from Greece, Canada, Poland, Turkey, Japan and South 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 size photo
  •   Eye test certificate

For more details call RTA Toll free number 800 90 90


Regular Training Timing Sunday Training Timing Night Training Timing
8:30am to 2:30pm & 3:30pm to 5:30pm 7:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm 8:00pm to 11:00pm


Category Min Age Road Training Total Hours Regular Course Fees Sundays/Nights/Shifts Course Fees
Light Bus 20 20 28 150 4,490 180 5,090


File Opening Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Opening File (All Categories) 200 540
Learning Permit (Light Vehicle) 100
Learning Permit (Heavy Vehicle) 200 20
Knowledge Hand Book 50 ---
Theory Preparation Training(Per Hour) ---- 50
Knowledge Dirham 10 ----
Innovation Dirham 10 ----
Test Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Internal Test Fees  220 70
Knowledge Test (All Categories) 220 70
Final Test (All Categories) 220 70
Licence Issuance for More than 1 Year 320 100
Licence Issuance for 1 Year 120 100
Initial Driving Assessment Test (All Categories) ---- 100

All prices are in AED currency and excluding VAT*