Light Bus Driving License

Welcome to Galadari Motor Driving Centre (GMDC), the premier provider of Light Bus Driving License training in the region. If you’re looking to qualify for a license to drive passenger buses, our comprehensive and well-structured course is the perfect choice for you.

At GMDC, we understand the importance of being a responsible and safe light bus driver. That’s why our Light Bus driving license course places a strong emphasis on passenger care and safety, along with the technical skills required for driving a light bus. Our experienced and professional instructors are dedicated to providing students with the right training and guidance to become confident and skilled light bus drivers.

With years of driving experience, our instructors are knowledgeable and well-equipped to teach modern driving techniques, as well as the patience, awareness, and ability to anticipate events essential for safe driving. They are also professional tutors with the necessary teaching licenses and regularly undergo training to keep up-to-date with the latest safety procedures and driving technology.

In addition to technical skills, our Light Bus driving license course also focuses on developing a responsible and courteous attitude towards other drivers on the road. Students will learn how to handle different scenarios, such as accidents or emergencies, and the importance of ensuring the safety and comfort of their passengers, particularly children.

At GMDC, we believe in providing students with the best training possible to ensure their success as light bus drivers. That’s why our Light Bus driving license course is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to become responsible and safe light bus drivers. So, if you’re looking to take your driving skills to the next level, join us at GMDC today and start your journey towards becoming a confident and skilled light bus driver.


  • 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.

To apply for a license, the following rules must apply at all times:

  • The minimum age limit to apply for a driving licence is 21 years.
  • In order to apply, you should have all valid documents as prescribed by RTA (please see documents required section).
  • It is mandatory for beginner students to attend a minimum of 20 hours.
  • If you already hold a licence from your home country, you will need to attend a minimum of 15 hours.
  • You can only apply for a Light Bus Licence if you already hold a LMV-Manual Licence for at least 3 years or more.
  • If you have a LMV-Automatic Licence, you will first need to apply for a LMV-Manual Licence and once it is over 3 years old, only then can you apply for a Light Bus Licence.

It is vital to ensure that you carry the requisite documents when you plan to apply for a driving license:

  • 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.


By enrolling into our Regular Course, you can choose from the following options based on your preferred schedule.

  • 2 classes -3 days a week (3classes)= the class 1 hour.
  • 2 class daily. (6classes)=the class 1 hour.

If you opt for classes that run 3 times a week, the days are:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

If you opt for classes that run 6 days a week, the days are from Monday– Saturday.


We realise that not every student can make it to our training week day classes so we also offer classes only on Sundays. Our current schedule is 4 classes every Sunday. 1 hour = 2 classes.



During the week our training classes are available from 8.30 a.m. – 2:00p.m. (Then will be a break from 3:00p.m.) Then 3:00p.m.-5:00p.m. 


On Sundays, we hold training classes from 7:00a.m – 1:00 p.m.( with breaks in between from 1:00p.m.-2:00p.m.)Then 2:00p.m.-  5:00p.m.

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 Saturdays 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 light Bus driving course are listed below.

AED 110/-
AED 150/-
20 1 hour AED 2,200.00 AED 3,000.00 Beginner

Please note:
After attending the mandatory lectures and passing the RTA theory test, you can proceed to the yard test and the final road test. If you are unable to clear any of these tests, you will be assigned 4 hours for training.



Please refer to the table below for the applicable charge.

Opening a file (Learner’s Permit + Handbook) 380.00 19.00 470.00 869.00
Valid file transfer from another centre 330.00 16.50   346.50
Eye test 50.00 2.50 90.00 142.50
Lecture class 400.00 20.00   420.00
Theory lecture class 100.00 5.00   210.00
Theory test 70.00 3.50 220.00 293.50
Internal Yard test 70.00 3.50 220.00 293.50
Assessment test 100.00 5.00   157.50
Road test (all vehicle categories) 70.00 3.50 220.00 293.50
Issuing A New Driving License For One Year     120.00 120.00
Issuing A Driving License For More Than One Year     320.00 320.00
License service charges 100.00 5.00   105.00
Add A New Category To Driving License     220.00 220.00
Driver sticker 5.00 0.25   5.25
Learning Permit renewal 40.00 2.00 220.00 262.00
RTA Re-test 70.00 3.50 220.00 293.50
File re-opening fees 120.00 6.00 420.00 546.00

Kindly note:

1. Additional 5% VAT is applicable at the time of payment.

2. RTA fees subject to change

For more information, please call us at : 600595956 or E-mail:


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.