Driving License Information by Emirate



             The following procedures are same for all the 7 emirates. However I have taken my driving license in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi and below am listing out the process.....

1. Open a Driving File
2. Theory Classes
3. One Trial if owns any country License
4. Practical Training
5. Road Test
6. Exceptions

1. Open a Driving File
               Opening a driving file kicks off your hunt for driving license. You need to open it in Emirates Driving Company, Musaffah probably 30-40mins from Abu Dhabi. Once you reached Emirates Driving Company in Musaffah you need to got Traffic and Licensing Department office inside and produce the below documents...
                             1 Color Photograph
                             Passport Original and A Xerox Copy of the Visa Page
                             Employer Letter or Salary Certificate
On showing the above at the front counter, you will be given a token and a Eye Medical Examination Form where you need to pay DHS 20/- and get your eye check done.
Taking the receipt(this is valid for six months) and other documents that you are carrying you now need to go inside the room(Traffic and Licensing Department room) and wait for your token number. When you are called submit your documents at the counter and pay DHS 100/- to open your driving file.

Here you have two choices. If you already hold a Driving License from any other country get it translated to Arabic and get attested at the respective companies Embassy and produce the attested copy along with the other documents that you submit while opening the driving file. For more information on how to attest your abroad driving license please refer to the Attestation Services section in the Home Page.
                        
That's it!!!!!You are done!!!! At the end of this process you will be given a Training Card which you have to produce(if asked for) when attending Theoretical Classes and even your Road Test. If all your documents are in place the entire process should not take you more than 2 hrs.

2. Theory Classes
                The second step of getting your driving license is to attend theory classes. Would like to make it clear that this is a mandatory task. At the bare minimum you need to attend 4 theory classes ranging 1hr - 2hrs each. It all depends on how confident you are.
                 If you already hold any other countries driving license then you need to attend 4 classes or else if you are appearing without any other countries license then you need to attend 8 training classes. The following are the topics covered....


Lesson One: Traffic Rules, Road Markings and Road Traffic Signs
          Lesson Two: Inside City Limits
          Lesson Three: Outside City Limits
          Lesson Four: Driving Under Difficult Conditions
          Lesson Five: Some Critical Situations
          Lesson Six: Driving Behavior of Human Road Manners
          Lesson Seven: Vehicle Knowledge
          Lesson Eight: Safety Hall

                  In either case you need to pay DHS 850/- and register for the classes. If you need them all in one or two days then you need to pay DHS 200/- extra. All class slots are subject to availability.

                  There is a Special Services fee of DHS 100/- if you wish to avail to avoid queues for booking and registration process.

                   On successful completion of theory classes you need to book your appointment date for theory test. This can be booked on the very next day or before six months. The theory test comprises of 45 questions which  are all of multiple choice. Remember that you need to score 36 to pass the test. Result of this test are given at the same time of completion. If you pass then you will proceed to book your road test or practical training accordingly.

3. One Trial if owns any country License
                  If you already own any other countries license provided it is attested by the embassy of the respective country and on completion of theory Test successfully, you will be given one chance for Road Test. If we are passed in this test, then the Inspector will hand over your test appointment sheet with PASS ticked on it.
                 Take this to the respective police station. In my case I am from Abu Dhabi and I took this to Muroor Police Station. My test is at morning 7 45 AM. I waited till 3 PM and then attended the police station.
                On arrival to the police station take a token, when you are called, submit all your documents with the test PASS sheet and pay DHS 200/-. They will take your photo and with in a matter of 20mins,

Hurray!!!!! You have your driver’s license.  
                 
4. Practical Training
               If you are a beginner, you need to enroll for the actual driving class that is consisting of five lessons. It is given in two sets, lessons 1-3 and lessons 4-5. Schedule for the classes are stretched from morning to late in the evening.

     Lessons 1-3 will take you around one week to complete and lessons 4-5 for 10 days. Basically you will have a one-to-one session with the instructor. Your classroom will be the driving yard of Emirates Driving Company.
     The fee for the actual driving class was between DHS 2,200/- – DHS 2,400/-. This covers the entire lessons from one to five.

5. Road Test
            Parking Test. Parking test is scheduled only after you finish the entire driving lessons. That’s why you need to remember your lesson 3 because this will be the parking test. Fortunately, they offer refresher class for lesson 3. Before you get a schedule for parking test, make sure you are scheduled for refresher class. This will give you better chance of passing the parking test.

      Green I.D. Card. After you pass the parking test, the Traffic Police will issue you a green ID card. It is a temporary driving card which will allow you to contract driving instructors. During your driving class in Emirates Driving School, you are driving only in the vicinity of the school. When you contract a driving instructor, you will be driving in the real road with his guidance. There is no required number of hours. You have to personally gauge your capability. If you think you are already confident to drive alone, then you can proceed with the road test.


The driving instructor charges DHS 50/- for automatic and DHS 60/- for manual per one hour lesson however most of them take only a minimum of two hours.


            Final Test. Be early during your schedule for road test. Bring your appointment sheet, green card or temporary Driving ID, passport copy and DHS 200/-.  There will be two police, one seated in front and the other at the back, in the car. When the policeman returns to you the green card, it means you didn’t pass. If the policeman hands you the appointment sheet, it means you pass.


After you pass, you have to go back to the Traffic Police, pay DHS 200/- and give the appointment sheet and passport copy. They will take you a photo and after 10-15 minutes,

Hurray!!!!! You have your driver’s license.  



6. Exceptions      
              Driver's License from Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, UK and most of the European Countries can transfer their current license to UAE License.

261 comments:

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    1. Suggest you to take the test.

      But if holiday is priority then please change the date as if you did not appear you will have lot of problems later

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    2. Hello sunil sir...
      My profession is CTP Operator and in my visa its machine operator. ..I already send all documents to I.driver email address of ad police. ..they reply back in arabic. .whn I translate its says rejected..is there any chance if I go directly?

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    1. No need. Apply directly. But they will ask you to take 3 classes minimum

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    2. halo sir .. i have abudhabi visa can i open file from dubai or shj...and my proffession is ticket collector ..it isnt get

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  3. HOW TO KOW MY ABUDHABI DRIVING LICENCE MANUAL OR NOT ? WHICH SIDE WRITE ?

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    1. You will be written Automatic Gear at the back

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  4. Dear i have a simple question regarding my license. I have a valid driving license in sri lanka and i've subbmited when i opened the file from muroor, al ain. after that im in the precess of theory session. i need to know after i pass from the theory test, what is my next step..? and also if i fail the one chance road test do i need to attend the theory session too??

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    1. As soon as you pass theory test book for a Road Test date.

      You will not fail. Give your best

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  5. hi.. I already pass the exam last sept 5, 2013 in sharjah but I didn't go back yet to muroor to submit my requirements for licensing processing because my passport is still with our head office and the transfer of my visa is not yet done at that time. it is just released 3 days ago. do have any idea on how many weeks do they allow for a passer to submit all the requirements for processing? I am just started my job here in Dubai and it is difficult to ask permission for a change schedule? is it possible that they will still process my license or do I have to take another exam because its been almost a month since I passed. please help.

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    1. First of all Congrats for passing the test.

      No need for another exam.

      You need to collect your license in less than a month. But you know UAE keeps changing rules. So hurry up

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  6. helo my frend ples tell me about me that i am a securty gauard in a private compny. what shuld be the process for me... i shell be very thanx full to you. i read out the thorughly process but i want to ask about me... thanx regards Nadeem qureshi

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    1. Nothing much Nadeem. What does your Visa show ?

      Give a try to open a file. Do u hold any countries license already...?

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  7. dear sir
    i am a security guard in a private company . but my company issues the is for me in pipe fitter . will my file open in this visa plz reply me

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    1. You will have problems in opening a file. Your occupation should match with the one shown on Visa

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  8. Hi earlier i have AD visa but working in Dubai,so opend my file in Dubai and passed the theory test,parking and Road Assessment test as well.But in 2 attempts i could not pass my final road test. Now i moved to AD but on the new job.What should i have to do next as i have already passed other than final tests there. Thanks Suhail

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    1. Simple thing is to go back and take the test in Dubai only.

      If you want to take the same in Abu Dhabi, first thing is to transfer the file to Abu Dhabi and it will take lot of time.

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  9. I am an Indian but have been resident in Oman and have an Omani DL. What is the process for me? Can i also exchange my license or do i have to begin all over again?

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    1. Try in Muroor Abu Dhabi for license exchange. But take an attested and translated copy of your existing License

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    2. Hello Mr.Sunil;
      Mine is the same case; I'm an indian but have an Omani DL.
      Now I'm in AD and I need to know about the license exchange.
      What do u mean exactly by taking an attested & translated copy of Oman license; From whom should I get it attested??

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  10. Dear Sir,

    How can i replace my lost dubai driving license please help me
    Regards,
    Azad

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    1. You need to report it to the Traffic Department ASAP.

      Pay the required fees and submit the lost document and you will be given one

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  11. Actually i have kuwait driving license.i got chance for direct theory test and road test from dubai RTA.i passed my theory test and 1 time i'm fail my road test.how many chance will get for me(as a gcc licence holder -- there is any limitations)

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    1. no limitations. By this time I think you passed your Road Test as well.....

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  12. Thanks a lot for taking the time to discuss this,Thanks a lot giving such a nice information.keep it up.

    cpc training course & cpc transport manager

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    1. Thanks James. Surely your links also has lot of info in them.

      Suggest the readers of this blog to go through them also.

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    2. Hey Sunil,
      I'm Ugandan and l intend to acquire a drivers licence from AbuDhabi. However my Ugandan licence is expired is it ok to submit that or l have to apply as a beginner?

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  13. Deear Sunil,
    I would like to say that the information posted by you is really valuable & goes a long way in assisting with the whole process involved in obtaining a driving license here in AD. And for this I'd like to say thank you.

    I have Indian driving lic and opened file and attended the theory classes,I have theory exm on 21st oct 2013.Can I get any question models of theory test. can u help me with any link of old computer questions/practice of theory exm..

    Waiting for your immediate suggestion and advice,
    tejas shah

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    1. Sorry Tejas for replying late. I am on vacation.

      I think you might have obtained your license also by now. Let me know if you need anything from my end.

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  14. Hi Sunil,
    how r u?
    i read here all detail and reply by u and others .
    this is so valuable.
    i have an indian license(Light goods vehicle) and i m a shawel crane oprater in india.
    and i want to know ...
    if any one without any other countery's driving license.
    can he apply for license here in dubai?
    and i m also want to apply for semi truck driving license in dubai.
    so what kind of way to apply for semi truck driving license...
    is that same as u told above here in beganing?
    plz help me .
    thank you brother!
    Sukhjeet singh.

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    1. Yes Sukhjeet. Procedure is the same.

      Just that if you are not using any countries license that you already have then the process takes longer.

      If you use then you will have a onetime road trial.

      All the Best!!!!

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  15. My file is open in Sharjah Police and I want to close this and apply in Dubai. Please tell me the procedures

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    1. Better idea is to Transfer the file rather than close it.

      Closing and reopening takes a lot of time rather than transfer

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  16. dear sunil i have indian smart card driving linice, can i have need to aatested in embaasy for fast trail driving chance

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    1. Yes, get it attested and make sure you translate it to Arabic before opening a Driving File.

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  17. dear sunil ,can i transfer my theorry class and pratical class from dubai to abu dhabi ( Taarif emireat driving school

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    1. Yes you can. Go to the Reception Desk and ask for Transfer Form.

      Submit at the location where you want to join.

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  18. Is the Emirates Driving Company open on Saturdays for Practicals ?

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    1. No. You need to have private arrangement with the Instructor

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    2. Yes , they open on saturday`s for practicals(Abudhabi)

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  19. Dear Sunil,

    Can you please tell me for how many hours is the practicals after passing the theory. Practicals for parking, garage parking etc.

    Thank you,

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    1. It purely depends from person to person.

      Minimum is 10

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  20. sir am working as an equipment installation technician in a sub contract company. for my designation, will the traffic police open the file for driving license?

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    1. If this is the same designation shown on your visa also then Yes, you can

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  21. hi i hope u r fine, there is any option to change auotmatic license to manual license in abu dahi

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    1. No buddy, Only way is to take test.

      Should not be tough as you are already driving

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  22. My driving training card expired? Can I renew on line?

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    1. You can, but you can get it on spot when you go to Muroor.

      Better go in person than online

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  23. 2marrow am going to start my license's first step so lets hope for good

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    1. All he Best Johnson. Put your skills during those few test moments and you will emerge a Winner!!!!!!!!

      Share with us the results

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  24. Dear,
    My name is Ramesh
    you have theory exam. question?

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    1. No Ramesh.

      But concentrate more on Lesson 2,5 and 8.

      All the Best!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. dear sunil i have assistant vehicle mechanic status visa i have my home country license can i open my file in mussafah in case no i m working as tender assistant what sort of official can give special permission and how to get it please advise

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    1. Please try with Special Services. In your case they only can help you.

      Let us know the status

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  26. Hi Sunil.
    I am from pakistan having 5yrs licence in English,
    Please advise what should be the procedure in my case after opening file for Auto LMV as I am totally confused.
    Just in broader aspect the flow: road test? how many theory classes etc etc.
    Thank you so much bro for this very helpful thread/blog

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    1. Translate you license to Arabic, Attest it in your embassy, Open a Driving File, Take theory test, Books One Trial Road test date.

      All the Best!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  27. Can anyone tell me the tips for 90 degree forward parking

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    1. Best thing I can suggest you is to catch a Driving Instructor outside EDC Musaffah.

      But you will end up paying AED 50

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  28. designation of labour visa open file of driving or not

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    1. It is difficult, But What is shown on your Visa

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  29. DEAR SUNIL
    WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT TO BECOME A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
    AND HOW CAN I GET DRIVING INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATE IN UAE?

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    1. The right place for you is to go to EDC in Mussaffah.

      Go to special services team and get the Form to fill and submit

      But before that you have to prove yourself that you are capable to be an instructor

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  30. HI SUNIL
    I HAVE UAE DRIVING LICENSE FOR HEAVY VEHICAL , HEAVY BUS, AND LIGHT VEHICAL ALSO BACHELOR DEGREE
    THERE IS ANOTHER REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME DRIVING INSTRUCTOR?
    AAMIR....

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    1. You need a joining letter also from EDC after which you can proceed

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  31. hi mr sunil,
    im madel from phils..i have a driving license issue in the phils.but it is expired..can i use it here to have a license here in uae

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    1. Sorry Madalene. You cannot.

      But I suggest you to translate it to Arabic and then give a try.

      Nothing to lose....All the Best!!!!!!!!!!

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  32. Hi Sunil..I have same question that do I need to attest my driving license (Smart card) for file opening

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    1. Yes, always do this before opening file.

      I have the same experience where I have to go 2-3 times for opening the file.

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  33. hi
    i am working in Al-ain abu dhabi. i have visa job title of SALES so can i apply easily or is there any ristriction??

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    1. Give a blind try. You should not have any problem.

      Share with us the results

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  34. Dear Sunil, Hi
    I have been transferred from Oman to UAE. I am having visa from Dubai and i will working at Abu Dhabi. I need to check 2 major point.
    1. Is it possible to convert my Oman D/L directly to UAE D/L without any classes (theory or practical) & tests.
    2. As i am having visa from Dubai and going to work at Abu Dhabi, is it possible i can do all the process at Abu Dhabi to convert my D/L instead of Dubai. Is any letter is required from my company or any other documents or formalities.
    regards
    A R Singh

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    1. 1. Yes you can try this option in Muroor , Abu Dhabi.

      2. Yes you need to provide all the documentation as usual bt you will be privileged as you already hold Oman DL.

      All the Best!!!!!!

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  35. Hai sunil,I went to open a driving lcence in EDC abudhabi last week ,but thay sent me to Musaffa then to Banyas police station,at last from there they gave me an email ID for to sent the documents, they rejected due to my job title was machine operator in my VISA page but acually my job title is senior technician.
    Can i apply for driving licence in dubai with abudhabi visa/I work in abudhabi and staying in dubai.

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    1. You can apply.

      But there are cases like you earlier who struggled a lot for opening the file as their job and the one shown in Visa doesn't match.

      Better thing for you is to change the visa page first and then try again.

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    2. same they give me email ID but my question to u is did u send mail from your own email or company email give me reply plz

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  36. Dear Sunil,

    Please suggest good private driving instructors with their contacts, in Abu Dhabi.

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    1. Best one is EDC. If finances come into picture then setup with someone outside EDC. You can get these instructors @ AED 50 per class

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  37. today i went there they told me to send your documents through email mt question is that which email id i should use to send documents either company email or my personal email and where they will reply(on company email or my own email id.plz suggest me) thanks

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    1. I suggest you to send email from your companies account and put your personal mail in cc

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    2. My license was done 4yrs before and at that time this is a in-person submission.

      Other guys going recently reported submission from personal mail ids

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  38. I have bahraini driving license..can i change to uae license without test..

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    1. Yes you can exchange. Enjoy driving on UAE roads....

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  39. halo sir,
    I have two license one International other normal license(INDIAN) my International license to driving in valuve in UAE.or any change in license uae

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    1. If you are on Visit Visa yes you can drive with your international license.

      Any other visa you should get a UAE license

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  40. Hi sunil, I've to open a driving license file in Abu Dhabi. Official website of drivers licensing dept mentions to visit police HQ to open file before going to edc in mussafah.. Can I open file at mussafah instead of police HQ?

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    1. I opened my file in Mussaffah itself. You can always try there.

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    2. HI SUNIL HOW IS U I AM FROM PAKISTAN I HAVE KSA VALID LICENCES I WANT CHANGE IN ABU DHABI LICENCE MY COMPANY IS ALMARAI MY COMPANY HEAD OFFICE IS DUBAI AND MY VISA IS ALSO DUBAI BUT I DOING WORKING HERE IN ABU DAHBI SO MAY I OPEN FILE HERE MY VISA DESIGNATION IS REFRIGERATION ASSEMBLER

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  41. hi sunil i have my exam date for road test this 18 December as i am holding indian license and this is my first road test (golden chance) if i am not able to pass in this test than what cud be next !!!!!!!what will happen later....

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    1. First of all just think that you will PASS. Just concentrate for 2-3 mins when you are asked to drive and that's it.

      If not then you have to go through lot of process to get this done. It takes lot of money as well as time.

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  42. Hi, Sunil,Good afternoon,i didn't passed the road exam on yesterday for 1st chance, i have one question if i didn't passed in 3 chance,is i need to go back to school and start from beging? thank you.

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    1. not all of it but some parts of the classes you need to attend again

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  43. Hi,
    I have a valid KSA Licence, I just read on abu dhabi Driving licence website that only GCC citizens can convert there DL..What do you say about that?

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    1. You can always give a try. One of my friend got it earlier and he is also from KSA. But this was 4yrs ago.

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    2. dear sunil how is u i hope fine my question is i have ksa valid licences my visa from dubai my visa designation refrigeration assembler my company one brance in abu dhabi i have also noc latter from abu dhabi.may i given the direct test here in abu dhabi or not thanks

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  44. Hi,
    Is NOC really a required document, if so please advise me since I am on Wife's visa. I don't think her company will issue one for me. Thanks.

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    1. It is a mandatory document for working employees with working visa.

      In your case i dont think it is required...

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  45. I have indian license having more than 7 years of exp, now i am working in sharjah as an engineer, i got NOC from my company one of the partner, but company emigration & labor computer card with another Partner, can i show his Original Emirate ID instead of emigration and labor computer card ??.. Is it agree in Sharjah Muroor.... Thanks

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    1. Why all hese complexities. Just take your passport and submit the NOC.

      This should solve it...All the Best!!!!!!!

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  46. Hey, I am a student at a university in Abu Dhabi and I want to open a driving file. Do I need to get a no objection speech from the uni and is it the same as a verification of enrollment letter? Do I need to open the file in EDC and can I start taking classes right on the spot? I am planning on taking intensive classes, so how long would it take me to get the license if I'm a beginner? is EDC open on saturdays for opening file and classes?

    Regards...

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    1. Saturdays and Fridays EDC closed.

      You need to book the slot. If you are looking for any priority services then avail the Special Services Wing in the EDC office.

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  47. So Mr.Sunil, in order to book for intensive classes I need to go the special services area? how much does it cost more? and up to how many classes can I take a day? does that really help me finish in a short period of time? can I get my license within a month? and upto which time is there theory and practical classes at EDC? As a uni sponsored student, what documents do I exactly need to take to open a file? do you recommend openning the file in EDC or police station?
    Thanks for your help...

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    1. It costs you AED 200 extra.

      You can take all theory classes in a day and take text following day.

      All you need is an NOC from your university(this might be even relaxed depends on the officer's mood taking your documents) along with your regular documents.

      Go to EDC rather than Police Station as this is lot quicker.

      Finally, to finish in a month you should work on it every day. It's not impossible, just a matter of time.

      All the Best!!!!!!!

      Thanks,
      Sunil

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  48. dear sir how are u
    i need same information tomorrow i have rod test just one chants so if i file what am doing pleas can u give same information

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    1. Hey Dawit,

      All you have to do is just concentrate for 2-3 mins of your test time. Make sure you do all the preliminary checks like adjusting seat , seat belt, center/side mirrors and finally parking brake as soon as you enter the vehicle.

      Your test hardly lasts for 2-3 mins so be relaxed, take it easy and just follow what exactly you are asked to do.

      If this is one trail for you then you must be driving even before also. So driving tomorrow is not a big task for you. You can pass the test easily. Just that concentrate for 2-3 mins. That's All needed....

      Forget about failing test tomorrow. You will surely pass. If something goes wrong then we can discuss after.

      All the Best buddy!!!!!!!!!!Share us the good news!!!!!!!

      Thanks,
      Sunil

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    2. Dear sir sunil,
      I have maintenance mechanic assistance visa can i apply for driving license.

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  49. My name is Subhankar Dutta.I am working as a Electrical Engineer in National Transport And Contracting Company(NTCC) in Ghayathi,Abudhabi.I have "General Electrical Engineer" Visa.

    Please can you tell me :---- to open a file for driving license in Emirates Driving Company - Tariff ,have I need to provide "No Objection Certificate " from my Company?

    Can you please also inform me about what are the other Documents need to open a file for driving license in Emirates Driving Company - Tariff ?

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    1. Yes you will be needing NOC.

      Rest of the details are same as mentioned above. Please go through them.

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  50. Dear Mr. Sunil

    I have joined in a company in Abu Dhabi as process Engineer. I have International Driving Permit from India. With this IDP, how I can proceed further to get a driving license here?

    Is there any temporary driving license issued here for the people in visit visa ? Please clarify.

    Raj

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    1. Hi Raj,

      If you are on Visit Visa then you can proceed with driving as you have IDP already provided your dates of leaving the country are confirmed with in 3 months.

      Enjoy driving on UAE roads.

      Thanks,
      Sunil

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  51. Dear Sunil,

    Do you have any any idea if I can change the date of my practical road test from muroor. I got a date a month from now, tried convincing them but no result.

    Regards,

    Aqeel Raza

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  52. do they accept payment by credit card at EDC??

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    1. Earlier they use to accept only cash. I think its the same now also unless some rule changed within a week.

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  53. Is it necessary to Get the Indian license attested by the Embassy, So many colleges of mine advises me to get it translated.

    Many Thanks
    Shyam Abraham
    Abu Dhabi

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  54. Yes it is necessary till now unless some rule changed last night.

    If you are using your Indian Driving License then you have to Attest it and translate in Arabic as well before Opening the File.

    All the Best!!!!!!!

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  55. Hi , I've had my driving test and lesson in Ajman almost 3 yrs back ,,, and its on final road test ... but I failed to take the final exam coz I was transferred to Abu Dhabi .... again I want to have a license .... just I want to know If I will start again on step 1 ?
    Thank you

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  56. who can open the driving file, like i am security guard, i visted lots of time but they refused to open my file but lots of my co worker open file and get Linces by wasta, how its posibale

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  57. Also Mr.sunil in Dubai security guard file is open but in Abu Dhabi they are not open the file. but in abu dhabi lots of security guards open file by WASTA, how i found WASTA?????

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  58. if someone driving without driving linces, what is the fine?

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  59. Vijay Venugopal11 December 2013 03:16

    Hiii... My self Vijay.. I'm having Indian license & Qatar Licennse...
    So can I transfer my Qatar Driving license to UAE without going for test... Pls advise.... & one more thing my Visa profession is INDUS EQUIP INSTAL MECHANIC.. So with this visa can i open a file @ Muroor... Pls advise...

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  60. Hello Mr.Sunil. When I booked for theory classes, the guy there took the Drivers Test Appointment sheet and stapled it with the other documents. But I don't have a copy of it, are they going to return it or should I ask to copy it?

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    1. Hi,was the original copy requested by them during theory test?

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  61. hi Sunil.. Thanks in Advance.. I had a file opened in Dubai driving institute last year. and my learning permit expired a year ago. i attended theory and practical classes. is there a chance i can continue with that file ? will it be still valid or i have to start everythng from beginning ?

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  62. Is there a way to get a near date for the road test???

    Thanks.....

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  63. I have a dubai visa can i still go ahead apply for the license in abu dhabi because my present work place is abu dhabi

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  64. Hi, Currently i am working in Abu Dhabi and my designation is of Assistant Engineer. Do i need any NOC/Salary certificate from my company to open a file .Please reply on this.Thanks

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  65. Mr Sunil hello. I have one concern I've opened my file in August and since then have failed my one try, gone back to school and just passed my parking test on the first week of December. My private instructor tells me I'd probably get a road test schedule for january. It will be 6 months since I've opened my in February, my question is will I get to any trouble like not being able to renew my learner permit, if I cannot get this drivers licence within 6 months coz I've read somewhere where everything should be done within theatre period. Please clarify. Thank you.

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  66. My experience (converting from Singapore license to UAE License )
    First of all to open a file Abu Dhabi driers and vehicles licensing department near to Mushrif Mall called it is free, there are no people at all in the morning. Men and women can go there

    I have seen mussafah driving company and mussafah police station, there was a lot of Q all the time from early morning to till evening
    Yesterday I went to mussafah driving company to book my theory classes.
    I collected my token at 1 pm and i was called to counter at 5 PM


    Coming to People belong to category 3(refer first few lines of this blog)

    Please go to Abu Dhabi driers and vehicles licensing department near to Mushrif Mall
    Remember it is the only place they will convert license straightaway without any theory or road test
    I mean people having USA, Singapore, Canada, Most European countries, Australia, New Zeland has to go there only

    My experience is that I am Indian having Singapore license. They gave me Abu Dhabi license even though I am not Singapore citizen

    It cost 200 AED and all you need is translation of your driving license, no need to have company letter (My experience only)
    you can get translation of licence in that office itself with cost of 100 AED.But it depends on the availability of that translation personal

    And other important information for people who is taking theory test and road teat
    Go to musaffah or murror police station to open the file if you are looking for car license. Don’t go to musaffah driving center.
    Please bring all the documents, and photo copies of it (some of them are, passport copy’s, visa copy’s, existing driving license copy’s, translation, photos etc)
    You need to submit them to open file . once file opened then you have to book theory classes
    For that you have to go to driving center in Musaffah for that you need
    You need passport and visa copies, the photo copy’s of forms given at the time of file opening and the photo copy of the card given at the time of opening the file

    All the information is my observation only . it is true at the time of publishing this post

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  67. Could anyone please provide me with details of some good driving instructors here in Abu Dhabi? where do I find them? what is the procedure in order to book with them?? how much do they charge per hour? what is the maximum number of hours I can take with them?


    Thanks for your help....

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  68. my visa is office clerk ,, can i open file for automatic car lenience

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  70. dear sir,
    iam working as an electrician in a private firm and my visa is asst. wiring electrican, can i open the file for light vehicle driving livence

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  71. Dear Mr. Sunnil,

    My Visa is from Sharjah, but i'm staying in dubai.
    is it possible to get a driver's license in Dubai?

    Thank's
    Jerk's

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  72. Ehtisham ul haq23 December 2013 01:05

    Hii dear...
    Plz i want to change my cell number which is written in at the begining of my file opening now i also colect my licence...so plz inform me that how i change the cell number and whr....?

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  73. dear sir

    i have Bahrain driving license but its expire last two month back .
    so what i want to do for a test in U A E ?Any benefit of that expire license?

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  74. Hi Sunil,

    I'm an Indian and was in USA for sometime. I had USA drivers licence but that was expired in Jan 2011. Can it be used now for direct transfer to UAE licence? Please let me know. Thanks.

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  75. Hi I hv applied for driving classes and the practical classes are going on now.I wud like to know how many classes are there in total I was having Indian licence so I got from area2 and now they have given a schedule till area5 and 2 stimulators I wud like to know whether there ate more classes to be mentioned on my schedule or is it over. If there is more classes when should I tell them that there are more classes to be full filled.I heard that there is tower sessions and all but they hv not mentioned on my schedule can you please advice me on this.

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  76. Hello sir good morning,

    I want to know my Visa is like that ( Assistance Maintenance ) so can i apply or not for driving license

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  77. hi,
    I applied for direct road test in Abu dhabi (with indian license) and failed in the road test. Now they have arranged PEP test for me and I would like to know what type of tests would be given in PEP and their consequences ?

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  78. Hello Sir, How can I get International Driving License and how much be cost

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  79. Dear Mr. Sunil
    can i apply for a UAE driving license at Al Ain if my visa status is sales man ?

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  80. dear sunil,
    how much is the fine for driving a manual car with a auto. driving license? is this risky?

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  81. Hi,

    I need to apply for my drivers license (Abu Dhabi). Can you guide me with the process? I have been driving in US (expired in 2010) and currently holds a valid DL from Pakistan. Can I still utilize my US license to avoid all the hassle?

    Can you pls email me your reply at: ibextechno@yahoo.com

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  82. Dear Sunil,
    I am scheduled for theory class tomorrow but i am not able to locate my original driver test appointment sheet. I do have a xerox with me. Ma be i have submitted at EDC. Will I be allowed for the exam?

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  83. Hi ,
    I have failed road test in Aug . can i apply practical classes now. is there any late fee?

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  84. Hi ,
    I have failed road test in Aug . can i apply practical classes now. is there any late fee?

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  85. Hi Sir,

    I just want to ask if Office Clerk General designation in my visa will be accepted to open file? Thanks

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  86. Can you please tell me if i can take driving classes in Ajman and give the test in Abu dhabi?? i am applying for the golden try

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  87. Can you tell me how to trasfer abudhabi automatic licence to manual licence ??

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  88. Hi Sir.

    I failed in the theory test. I want to know from where did i get the question bank. Normally the questions make confusion when the time of attending exam.

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    1. if you failed in theory than you should stop thinking about DL, hahhaha

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  89. Hi... Can any one pls share the emai address of traffic dept. to submit the documents to open the file.

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  90. Hi...... I had a Driving Licence from Bahrain which is expired on June 2011.Now, I wanted to get a Driving Licence in Abu Dhabi.Is my past Licence from Bahrain useful in getting a licence directly.

    Can any one please guide me...
    Thanks

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  91. my wife wants to apply, she is on my sponsorship please tell me the documents required.

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  92. Hi iam currently working in abudhabi and undergoing pratical classes in emirates driving school. but now since i got a job in dubai...my vis cancellation in process...still can i get the license. Pl. advice

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  93. Hi can i apply for DL on Labour visa Electric arc welder ..But currently working as a supervisor.Visa issued by sharjah.. Say something plz

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  94. I have exam on saturday! Is there anyway to find the sample questions?

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  95. sunil me uae ana chata hon license lany k lia mujay kis visa par ana chaia pleas tell me

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  96. sunil me uae ana chata hon license lany k lia mujay kis visa par ana chaia pleas tell me

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  97. hi friend, my wife got bahrain licence.after theory test,she got road test date.but she couldnt pass.got nxt test date in march.Is it mandatory that she have to go for classes?

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  98. im confuse (my name is mervin by the way) because i started for beginners then passed the parking test today for the third time, thank god. and that instructor told to us to get our training card in other department, so i go ther immediately then ask the guard there how can i get the training card. he told i need first to get the certificate for private instructor? but how? i need first the training card before i can train outside right. so im really confuse.

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  99. hi friend, my wife got bahrain licence.after theory test,she got road test date.but she couldnt pass.got nxt test date in march.Is it mandatory that she have to go for classes?

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  100. Hi Dear,

    Could you please send me the procedure of file transfer from AD to Dubai, my visa is from AD but am working in Dubai office,

    Thanks

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  101. Hi sunil,
    May i know if m eligible for Dl in Abu Dhabi as my visa is from ajman and m deputed in abu dhabi in another company which is basically a client of my employer; who is providing finance services as an outsource.
    regards,

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  102. Hi Sunil,

    Who else eligible for a automatic DL in sharjah ? Officials told eng,doctr and manager only can apply for automatic and rest of the designation will have to go for manual drive ... May i know list of designation who can apply for automatic DL in sharjah

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  103. Hello Mr. Sunil,
    I live in abu dhabi , i have a clerk visa. as i inquired, it seems like an NOC from my company is required for opening a file for licence test since company is my sponsor. My company in no way will give ma an NOC letter. In this case is there any other way for file opening. Please help.

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  104. hi
    i am a 5 times road test failed student nearly 10 years back in dubai. now that i am settled in abudhabi, can i continue the same green learners card and change to automatic driving in abudhabi? hope u will reply soon

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  106. Hi sunil,

    I live in Al Ain and applied for Automatic driving license I finished theory exam after that, i enquired about the next step then i was told to pay AED 2690/- for driving classes i think it is for both parking and driving training. please clarify me one thing is it compulsory take these classes in emirates driving school can't we take out side.

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  107. Dear Sunil, I got my India DL recently, is it acceptable as a valid foreign Driving License in UAE. Thanks in advance.

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  108. Dear Sunil, I want to open my driving licence file and my visa expire with in one month. I want to to know, I can open my file or wait until i renew my visa. Please advice me and let me know wht i have to do in this case...Thanks in Advance

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  109. I have a Reverse parking test in Tariff on 10th March 2014 . I dont know i will pass or not. i have taken only 2 hours training in Musaffah yesterday.
    The rules are same or not.

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  110. I have expired Qatari Driving License. Will it be helpful to reduce theory & practical classes?

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  111. can i get the license for 10 years after the completion of 19 years.

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  112. HI SUNIL HOW IS U I AM FROM PAKISTAN I HAVE KSA VALID LICENCES I WANT CHANGE IN ABU DHABI LICENCE MY COMPANY IS ALMARAI MY COMPANY HEAD OFFICE IS DUBAI AND MY VISA IS ALSO DUBAI BUT I DOING WORKING HERE IN ABU DAHBI SO MAY I OPEN FILE HERE MY VISA DESIGNATION IS REFRIGERATION ASSEMBLER

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  113. i am mechanical engineer in ras al khaima. Require noc from my company? or can i open file without noc from my company.
    my brother is b.bharm he didnt submit noc. but he got license now.
    can you help me to get ryt answer?

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  114. Hi sir,
    Iam working in al ain and visa also from al ain. i have a question about the profession. in my visa i have a labour and going to change another profession, so i could open a file for driving license. except the labour any other profession works for opening file? My Pro told me to change profession in AC Mechanic Assistant, is it fine to open a file?? NOC will be provided by the company.

    Thank you for your time sir

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  115. I have a valid UAE Driving licence numbr 4 & 8 heavy vehicle & heavy equipment. Tell me can i drive personal car?

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  116. Hello,
    My visa is Abu Dhabi based. I opened my driving file and passed theory exam but after that my company transfer to me in Dubai in other company. How would I continue my driving file. I need your guidance because its a matter of my Job.

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  117. Hello,
    My visa is Abu Dhabi based. I opened my driving file and passed theory exam but after that my company transfer to me in Dubai in other company. How would I continue my driving file. I need your guidance because its a matter of my Job.

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  118. Hello,
    My visa is Abu Dhabi based. I opened my driving file and passed theory exam but after that my company transfer to me in Dubai in other company. How would I continue my driving file. I need your guidance because its a matter of my Job.

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  119. Hi Dears,
    I am working @ abudhabi ,my visa is dubai ( our company dont have any branch in Abudhabi ) , I want 2 open drivig file @abudhabi , If possible ? then whts the procdure for that please reply..

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  120. DRIVING LICENCE FOR WHOM HAVE VALID G.C.C. LICENCES. EVEN IF THEY ARE ON RESTRICTED PROFESSIONS:

    Hi Dears,
    I like to share my U A E licence experience.
    I am here on an emigration visa with a profession which is not suitable to take a driving licence.I approached Emirates Driving Company to open a file with normally required documents plus my valid saudi licence.They told me that your current profession is not eligible for UAE licence. But your saudi licence will helpful for you. To open your file, you have to bring your sponsor with you,either here or at any police station under EDC's area.Then my sponsor came with me to Baniyas Police station and completed the formalities.I came back to EDC with the file.They made me eye checking and a training card and direct road test date has given.There was 14 days gap for the test.In these days I went for a training with a private trainer for 8 hours.
    The day came for road test. On the 1st move itself I passed the test, and on the next day morning I went to Musaffa Police station to recieve my licence. They collected my SAUDI licence from me and issued my U A E D/L to me
    .
    The Expence for the licence was as follows:
    Eye test.....................................025 Dhs
    Training card cost.......................100 Dhs
    LIcence fee.................................200 Dhs
    8 hrs training 8 X 60.....................480 Dhs (not compelled by EDC)

    Thus the total amount is...............805 Dhs

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  121. Hi sir,I am Electrical Technician (same visa).Can I open file in this visa category? Please reply.

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  122. Car Rental It's mandatory in middle east especially Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjha before renting any vehicle from car hire service rent a car agent must check your validity for driving licence than they allow you to rent any vehicle you want.

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  123. EDC have increased the fees for Practical Classes
    for Beginner i paid 2,690 DHS

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  124. Helo sir,
    my name mohammed .i traied abu dhabi driving licence mannuel 8 th test .still i could not get my driving licence.what can i do

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  125. Helo sir,
    my name mohammed .i traied abu dhabi driving licence mannuel 8 th test .still i could not get my driving licence.what can i do

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  126. Helo sir,
    my name mohammed .i traied abu dhabi driving licence mannuel 8 th test .still i could not get my driving licence.what can i do

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  127. Helo sir,
    my name mohammed .i traied abu dhabi driving licence mannuel 8 th test .still i could not get my driving licence.what can i do

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  128. Hello friend, thank for all the great info....can you help out please, my situation is different as always. 1- i am sponsored through my wife, can i still apply for license? 2- Ive had my Australian license for 20 years but is expired, can i just do the exam or do i have to take the lessons? thank you

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  129. today i went to emirates driving school for opening my file bu8t they send to to musaffah police station for that purpose. but they also refused and told me to go to binyas police station.when i submitted my document there,they rejected my document saying that my job profession is not suitable for driving license.i am a security guard in abudhabi.after that they gave me an email to send my document to this id after they send approval then i will come to open file.please can you tell me what is all this.i am waiting for your reply
    thanks

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