Driving Courses

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Light Motor Vehicles

At GMDC, safety is always paramount for both our instructors and students, and forms an essential element of our course at every stage. This is a highly popular course and every aspect has been carefully conceived to instill confidence and practice safety, whether you are a beginner or looking to upgrade your driving skills.

All our carefully chosen instructors have been specially tutored to motivate and guide you to learn how to stay alert, expertly navigate the roads and maintain precise vehicle control regardless of the environment or driving conditions. Our driving sessions are one-on-one which means that you will get individual attention and the class will be suited to your own individual pace. For safety and reassurance purposes, whenever you are behind the wheel, the lessons will be carried out in modern dual-control cars configured with emergency controls.

Our driving instructors are not only devoted to observing and maintaining safety at all times, they are exceptionally trained with years of driving experience. All our instructors are professional tutors with the requisite teaching license endorsed by the RTA. To enhance their skills, they frequently undergo training and briefings on the latest safety procedures and driving technology. By regularly liaising with RTA traffic officials, they also keep themselves updated on new road and highway routes and additional safety measures.

Register with GMDC to get your car driving license in a fast and efficient manner. GMDC is one of the centers who has the highest passing rate in Dubai.

SOME OF THE SALIENT FEATURES OF THE TRAINING AT GMDC ARE:

  • Advanced road safety with emphasis on traffic regulations understanding and practical advice.
  • Defensive driving techniques to improve awareness to deter & mitigate road safety risks.
  • Training instruction methodology devised according to the changing roads infrastructure environment of Dubai.
  • Multilingual training instructors from various part of the world to cater to a diverse customer base.
  • Theory training simulations & rigorous pre assessment preparation to clear the RTA tests right the first time.
  • A large fleet of Light motor vehicles to ensure students are trained with the most user friendly motor vehicles in town. Specialized training for “Physically impaired” customers by qualified instructors & technically designed vehicles.
  • Refresher training instructors are also available for drivers who would like to improve their technical knowledge and confidence on the roads.

All our training schedules are designed to meet individual student requirements so you don’t need to compromise on important appointments and ensure your ease & convenience.

 

  • ELIGIBILITY RULES
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • COURSE DETAILS
  • LECTURE DETAILS
  • FEE STRUCTURE
  • IMPORTANT NOTES
  • Individual should be minimum 17 years and 6 months old. License would be issued on attainment of 18 years of age for the trainees who are registering at age of 17 years and 6 months.
  • Individual should be an Emirati or should have a valid residence visa.
  • An eye test from an eye testing centre approved and licensed by RTA and Dubai Health Authority.
  • GMDC provides an in-house eye-test facility approved by RTA and Dubai Health Authority.

FAQS

  • “Beginner” – Trainees who have not acquired any driving license are considered as beginners, they have to take 20 hours.
  • Trainees who have acquired another country’s license which is 2-5 years old, they have to take 15 hours.
  • Trainees who have acquired another country’s license which is more than 5 years old, they have to take 10 hours.
  • Trainees have the option to choose from either Automatic or Manual gear transmission learning.
  • There is a pre- evaluation test for 15 and 10 hours registered students to evaluate their driving experience.
  • Individuals possessing a valid GCC License do not require taking any classes and can directly approach for the RTA Theory test, RTA Yard test, after successful completion and passing of which, they can appear for the RTA final test.
  • Trainees already taking training with other institute would need to transfer their file after obtaining clearance letter from the previous institute. For more information, please call us at : 04-2676166 or E-mail: info@gmdc.ae
  • As per RTA guidelines ‘Emirates Airlines’ and ‘Fly Dubai’ Pilots and Cabin Crews who have acquired a valid home country license  can directly approach for the RTA Theory test and RTA Yard test, after successful completion and passing of which, they can appear for the RTA final test. Individuals who do not have any country license will have to register for 10 classes.

Documentation is very easy for registering with us at GMDC, please find below the details:

Individuals who are Beginners and have no license from their home country:

  • A copy of your valid Passport.
  • A copy of your valid Dubai residence visa
  • Original Emirates ID card and a copy of both front and back of the Emirates ID.
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of your Eye test report (Eye test can be done at GMDC or at any one of the registered optical centers)
  • No Objection Letter (NOC) from Sponsor. If sponsor is an individual, the passport and visa copy of your sponsor is also required.

Individuals holding any other category license would not be able to register, until they have cleared their fines, if any.

For UAE passport holders and Emiratis, valid Dubai residence visa is not required.

Sample NOC

As per RTA guidelines, there are professions listed which do not require a NOC. Please click here for the list of professions not requiring a NOC.


Individuals holding a valid home country license which is more than 2 yrs old

  • All the documents mentioned above for beginners are still required, in addition;
  • Original home county license and a copy of the same.

Individuals holding a valid GCC license:

  • All the documents mentioned above for beginners are still required, in addition;
  • Original valid GCC license and a copy of the same.

Individuals holding a visa from other Emirates:

  • All the documents mentioned above for beginners are still required, in addition;
  • Trade license copy of the Dubai office as well as of visa holding Emirate.
  • Letter from the company stating that you are presently working in Dubai office/ branch.

Individuals holding a visa from other Emirate and already registered in other Emirate:

  • All the documents mentioned above for beginners are still required, in addition;
  • Trade license copy of the Dubai office as well as of visa holding Emirate.
  • Letter from the company stating that you are presently working in Dubai office/ branch.
  • File Transfer Letter from Traffic Department of the other Emirate.

Trade license of both the offices/ branch in Dubai and other Emirates should have exactly same name.

 

TRAINING PROCESS

The info-graphic below illustrates a quick snapshot of the entire process of obtaining a driving license.
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Once you have registered with us, you can choose from the different training course options according to your preference.

REGULAR COURSE

This straightforward course enables you to take classes across three alternate days per week i.e. on Saturdays / Mondays / Wednesdays or on Sundays / Tuesdays / Thursdays. You have the option to take 1 class (1 hour) or 2 classes (2 hours) of training per day.

FRIDAY COURSE

We also offer classes on Fridays for those unable to participate in classes on week days. On Fridays the schedule will be 2 classes = 2 hours or maximum 4classes= 4 hour of training.

Friday classes are available from 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

NIGHT COURSE

At GMDC, our years of experience has provided numerous insights and we understand that some students are more keen to take evening classes or that their career schedules limit their ability to take classes during the day.

To accommodate this category of students, we are pleased to offer classes in the evening, In addition to our daytime courses. Our Night Course class timings are from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

TRAINING SCHEDULE

Training commences from 8.30 a.m. until 5.30 p.m. with a break from 2.30–3.30 pm.

VIP students have the option of starting their classes from 8.30 am and their classes can be scheduled based on their time preferences.

As you begin your journey towards obtaining a UAE driver’s license, the prescribed RTA curriculum mandates every trainee to attend 8 compulsory theory classes. Theory classes are of vital importance to impart you with rules and knowledge required to drive on UAE roads.

We have kept our schedule as flexible as possible for your convenience and we are offering our theory classes even on Fridays at our Al Qusais and Al Quoz locations.

As we appreciate the linguistic diversity of Dubai, we are offering our theory lectures in various languages such as Arabic, English and Hindi/ Urdu to communicate effectively the rules and guidelines as prescribed by RTA.

The theory classes are divided in to 8 sessions as given below:

  • Lecture 1:  Attitude and Responsibilities of Driver
  • Lecture 2:  Knowledge on Traffic Rules & Regulation
  • Lecture 3:  Characteristics of Road Users
  • Lecture 4:  Driver Condition
  • Lecture 5:  The Environment
  • Lecture 6:  Driving on Freeways,Traffic Violations and Route Planning
  • Lecture 7:  Developing Forecasting of Hazards and Emergencies When Driving
  • Lecture 8: Traffic Accidents Case Studies & What to do in an Accident

Please note:

  • Please carry your Registration card and RTA learners permit at all times while you are attending theory sessions.
  • It is mandatory to bring your RTA training book while you are attending theory sessions.
  • Please inform us in advance if you are unable to attend any session.
  • Should you happen to miss any session, please inform the concerned staff, so to help us make the arrangements for another session.

Our fees for the various courses are listed below.

Hours Duration Normal Shifts Friday Eligibility-Auto & manual
(AED 100/-) (AED 140/-) (AED 150/-)
20 1 hour AED 2,000/- AED 2,800/- AED 3,000/- Beginners
15 1 hour AED 1,500/- AED 2,100/- AED 2,250/- Living with a national license valid  2-5 Years old
10 1 hour AED 1,000/- AED 1,400/- AED 1,500/- Living with a national license valid 5 Years.
04 1 hour AED 400/- AED 560/- AED 600/- Additional hours

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Please refer to the table below for the applicable charge.

Remote Interpretation Service (RIS)/ optional400.00

CHARGE TYPE AMOUNT (AED)
Opening a file (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test) 970.00
Opening a file – GCC license holder (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test) 1,090.00
Valid file transfer from another centre 330.00
Eye test 100.00
Evaluation test (only for students who have a valid license from their home country) 200.00
Knowledge fees 70.00
Lecture class 400.00
Theory class 100.00
Assessment test 100.00
Road test (all vehicle categories) 310.00
License charges 170.00
License service charges 140.00
Additional license 100.00
Driver sticker 5.00
Learning Permit renewal 160.00
Internal Yard test 310.00
Re-test 310.00
Learning Permit loss and damage charge 110.00
File re-opening fees 440.00
Charge Type
Opening a file (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test)Amount(AED)
970.00
Charge Type
Opening a file – GCC license holder (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test)Amount(AED)
1,090.00
Charge Type
Valid file transfer from another centreAmount(AED)
330.00
Charge Type
Eye testAmount(AED)
100.00
Charge Type
Evaluation test (only for students who have a valid license from their home country)Amount(AED)
200.00
Charge Type
Knowledge feesAmount(AED)
70.00
Charge Type
Lecture classAmount(AED)
400.00
Charge Type
Theory classAmount(AED)
100.00
Charge Type
Assessment testAmount(AED)
100.00
Charge Type
Road test (all vehicle categories)Amount(AED)
310.00
Charge Type
License chargesAmount(AED)
170.00
Charge Type
License service chargesAmount(AED)
140.00
Charge Type
Additional licenseAmount(AED)
100.00
Charge Type
Driver stickerAmount(AED)
5.00
Charge Type
Learning Permit renewalAmount(AED)
160.00
Charge Type
Internal Yard testAmount(AED)
310.00
Charge Type
Re-testAmount(AED)
310.00
Charge Type
Learning Permit loss and damage chargeAmount(AED)
110.00
Charge Type
File re-opening feesAmount(AED)
440.00

For more information, please call us at : 04-2676166 or E-mail: info@gmdc.ae

Important:

To help us serve you better and to keep your training process as smoth as possible, we request you to kindly read the following:

 

Training:

  • Please carefully read the RTA contract and ensure that you sign all the RTA contract pages as it is a mandate by RTA.
  • While utmost care is taken by our customer service representatives to schedule your classes, we request you to carefully check the schedule before leaving the counter, should you observe any discrepancies; please report the same to the assisting officer immediately.
  • As per the RTA guidelines, it is mandatory for the trainees to carry their learning permit and attendance card at all times while being getting trained. Our instructors are unable to provide the training if a trainee is not carrying any of these mentioned above.
  • Training documentation at GMDC is strictly as per the RTA guidelines and is a very easy process to follow, please ensure that your attendance card is always signed and stamped while you attend any of our lecture classes or training classes. The card is to be signed both by you and signed and stamped by the instructor.
  • Should you have arisen a need to stop the training classes for any unavoidable reasons or commitments, please inform us 72 hours in advance. In the absence of this information, trainee would be marked as absent and he/she will have to pay for these classes again; GMDC at any time would not be held liable for missing classes, should the above procedure is not being followed.
  • Should you have stopped your training for more than 60 days from your last RTA test, it is a RTA mandate to take 8 extra classes before appearing or rebooking the next RTA test.
  • Should you have experience an interruption or stopped your training for more than 2 years, you would have to re-appear for the Theory test and Internal Yard test before continuing with your remaining training classes.
  • Should you be unable to appear for any RTA test for more than 6 months, please re-validate your Learning Permit as per the RTA guidelines, as the Learning permit is automatically closed by RTA after the expiration of 6 months, you would also have to re-appear for the Theory test and Internal Yard test before continuing with your remaining training classes.
  • Should you have an interruption or stopped your training before the year 2012, trainee would have to follow the complete registration process and submit all the required documents again and also you would be considered as a beginner and will have to take 20 hours.

 

Payments:

  • Please count your cash before leaving the counter and obtain a receipt for your transaction. Neither Galadari Motor Driving Centre nor its employees will be held liable for any claims or shortages thereafter. Galadari Motor Driving Centre has the right to recover any amount paid in excess to the customer due to errors and oversights.
  • Galadari Motor Driving Centre urges you to not to make any payments to any of its employees, instructors, supervisors or any staff members without the original payment receipt mentioning the full amount as paid by you. In the absence of a receipt, Galadari Motor Driving Centre will not be held liable for the money being paid to any of the above mentioned.

 

Exams:

  • Should you have arisen a need to cancel any scheduled RTA test for any unavoidable reasons or commitments, please inform us 72 hours in advance. In the absence of this information, as per the RTA guidelines trainee would be marked as absent and he/she will have to repay and rebook the test; GMDC at any time would not be held liable for the cancelled test, should the above procedure is not being followed.
  • Should you have passed the final exam, please make the following documents available to us to help us issue the driver’s license:
    • Final test passing form.
    • Assessment Test passing form.
    • Student attendance Card.
    • The Original Emirates ID.