All About Getting Driving License in UAE | Dubai | Sharjah

Are you looking to apply for a UAE Driving licence? Well if you are, you must know the basic details about how many types of licenses are there and to which you have to go for, and also the terms and conditions before you are stepping in to apply for a new Driving licence.

As you already know the importance of the UAE Driving license, one more important thing that you have to know is regardless of where you get the licence it would be treated as UAE driving license once if you pass the final road test.

Here we are going through details about types and categories, eligibility, documents required, the cost to apply, the tests you must go through and the centres where you can apply.

Varieties of licenses:

  • Motorcycle – category 1
  • Light motor vehicle – category 3
  • Heavy truck category 4
  • Minibus – category 5
  • Heavy bus category 6
  • Forklift- category7
  • Shovel-  category 8

Criteria and Eligibility:

The first criteria to apply for a driving license in UAE is one must be the citizen/resident of UAE, and also must be physically fit and of legal age 18.

The eligibility according to UAE Driving rules:

  • 17 years old to apply for a motorcycle license
  • 18 years old to apply for car and light Vehicle license
  • 20 years old for heavy vehicles and tractors
  • 21 years old for light and heavy buses.

Requirement:

One must submit the following documents

  1. Passport and valid residence visa
  2. Copy
  3. Original Emirates ID with a copy
  4. 2 white background photos
  5. Eye test report
  6. NOC from sponsor/company

Types of Classes and Tests:

  1. Eye test
  2. 8 theory classes
  3. Theory test
  4. Practical training (40 classes)
  5. Parking test
  6. Assessment test
  7. Highway classes at 120 km/h
  8. Final road test

Driving License Cost and Fee Structure:

The average fee to get LMV license is 5000 AED

  • File opening: 948 AED
  • Lecture fees: 840 AED
  • Regular classes: 1260 AED (40
  • classes)
  • Preliminary test: 105 AED
  • Signal test: 313 AED
  • Yard test: 335 AED
  • Assessment test: 157 AED
  • Road test: 335 AED
  • Administration charges: 210 AED
  • License Issue Fees: 330 AED

 

Note: If you have a license for Manual gear light motor then you are allowed to drive automatic vehicle also but if you are a holder of automatic vehicle license then you are allowed to drive geared vehicles.

Here are a few licenses providing centres where you can apply.

For Dubai driving license:

For Abu Dhabi Driving License:

Emirates Driving Company 02 5510227

For Sharjah Driving License:

Sharjah Driving Institute 06 5382020

For Fujairah Driving License:

Fujairah National Driving Institute 09 2222333

Tip: You can save up to 300 AED if you have your own country’s Driving license which is at least 2 years old with you at the time of practical classes. If you have a license of more than 5 years old then you can get 20 classes for free out of your 40 classes and you can save around 600 AED.

The persons who are eligible to apply for the license are listed below:

Doctor

Nurse

General practitioner

Pharmacist

Specialist

Mufti

Speaker

Orator

Surgeon

Daiah

Adviser

Marriage official

Expert

Muezzin who call for prayer

Professor

Teacher

Lecturer

Historian

Instructor

Reciter

Journalist

Writer

Storekeeper

Treasurer

Judge

Shipmaster

Prosecutor

Noukhaza

Lawyer

Consultant

Legalist

Military personnel

Business owner

Hostess

Sports referee

Trainer

Sports player

Editor

Guide

Director

Producer

Anchor

Engineer

Commentator

Contractor

Investor

Program planner

Owner of land or property

Trader

Financial analyst/researcher

Businessman and Free businesses

Accountant

Auctioneer

Geologist

Broker

Tour guide

Commercial agent

Auditor

Manager

Computer programmer

Captain

Pilot

Researcher

Note: If you are applying on personal sponsorship, family member like father, mother, wife, son etc. you don’t need NOC.

The people or citizens of below-listed countries are no need to open a new file or registration they can simply convert their own country’s driving license and no need to go through road test also.

Serbia

Iceland

Slovakia

Cyprus

Romania

Italy

Germany

Poland

Switzerland

Spain

Finland

Sweden

Greece

Holland

Belgium

Greece

Sweden

Japan

South Korea

China

Hong Kong

New Zealand

Singapore

South Africa

Luxembourg

Austria

Turkey

Ireland

Denmark

Norway

France

Britain

Australia

Canada

Lithuania

Portugal

Hungary

Bulgaria

Latvia

The requirement to convert your country’s license:

  • Your country’s original driving license and a copy of it.
  • Valid residence visa copy.
  • A form of license replacement.
  • No Objection letter from the sponsor to replace the license.
  • Optometry form accredited by UAE health authorities.
  • You must pass the eye test conducted by any UAE authorized eye clinic.

Eye test for light motor vehicle drivers:

One eye 6/18 – Second eye 6/18

One eye 6/12 – Second 6/24

One eye 6/6 – Blind

Eye test for heavy vehicle drivers:

One eye 6/6 – Second eye 6/18 or 6/12 or 6/9

One eye 6/9 – Second eye 6/9

Eye test for motorcycle drivers:

One eye 6/18 – Second eye 6/18

One eye 6/12 – Second 6/24

One eye 6/6 – Blind

Eye test for light and heavy bus drivers:

Drivers who drive tractors, light and heavy buses, mechanical machines they must pass the eye test  Either with or without spectacles with a test result of 6/6 for both eyes.

The applicants who are colour blind must go through the eye test and must pass the test before even applying for the driving license.

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