9 Steps to Get your Motorcycle Licence in Dubai

Welcome to your ultimate guide for getting your motorcycle licence in Dubai! In this guide, we will be breaking down the process so that you are zooming and zipping through Dubai’s streets in no time.  

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1. Who is Eligible to Get a Motorcycle Licence?

There are certain requirements you need to meet to apply for a motorcycle licence in Dubai, including age, health, and residence status criteria, among others. 

Here are the criteria the RTA has stated to be eligible to apply for a motorcycle licence in Dubai:

  • Be at least 17 of age
  • You have to either be an Emirati national or have a valid residence visa
  • You need an eye test from an RTA (Road and Transport Authority ), and DHA (Dubai Health Authority) approved and licenced eye testing centre
  • If you have any other category licence, you need to clear any fines you have before your register.

2. How Can You Get a Motorcycle licence in Dubai?

The process of getting your motorcycle licence in Dubai can be summarised in the following 9 steps:

  1. Register with a driving school and open an RTA file 
  2. Take an Eye test
  3. Attend theory lectures  
  4. Take the RTA theory test
  5. Attend practical yard training 
  6. Take the RTA yard test
  7. Attend road training 
  8. Take the final RTA road test
  9. Pick up your UAE driving licence.
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3. What Are the Documents Required to Get the License?

Note that the specific documents required may differ between driving institutes, so be sure to check with your chosen institute. However, generally speaking, to register at a driving school, you will need the following documents:

  1. A copy of your valid passport
  2. A copy of your valid Dubai residence visa
  3. Your Emirates ID card and a photocopy of both sides of the card
  4. 2 passport-size pictures
  5. A copy of your eye test report
  6. No Objection Letter (NOC) from your sponsor. If your sponsor is an individual, you will need a copy of their passport and visa.
  7. If you hold a UAE passport or you are Emirati and less than 21 years old, you need a No Objection letter from your sponsor
  8. Original motorcycle driving licence issued from another country and a copy: 
  • The hologram must be visible on the licence
  • Valid and expired licences are accepted as long as it is expired for less than 10 years
  • If it was not issued in English or Arabic, you must have your licence officially translated by a legal translation typing agency in Dubai 
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4. How Many Hours of Training Will You Need?

If you’ve never gotten a motorcycle licence in another country before, you are considered a beginner. Accordingly, you will be required to take 20 hours of training to get your motorcycle licence.

However, if you have a  2-year-old motorcycle licence from a non-exception country, you are eligible to take 10 hours of training to issue your licence. 

5. Can I Swap My licence from Another Country for a Dubai Motorbike Licence?

If you have a motorcycle licence from one of the RTA exception countries, you can directly transfer your licence at any RTA office without having to take any training lessons. You will only need to pay the fees and bring along the required documents. 

Here’s a list of the RTA exception countries: 

AustriaIrelandSaudi Arabia
BritainKuwaitSouth Africa
BulgariaLatviaSouth Korea
EstoniaNew ZealandSwitzerland
GermanyPolandUnited States of America
Hong KongPortugal

6. How Much Does a Motorcycle Licence in Dubai Cost?

For beginners, the total average fees for getting your motorbike licence at driving schools in Dubai is around AED 4,000, including RTA fees.

However, the price of getting your motorcycle licence in Dubai can change depending on your motorcycle riding experience. This is because having a motorcycle licence from another country will reduce the training hours you are required to take.  

Cost of Motorcycle licence in Dubai: 

  • Complete Beginner: AED 4,000
  • Singapore nationals with a valid driving licence issued from Singapore: AED 1,326
  • Service fees to swap motorcycle licences from exemption countries: AED 870
  • Holders of motorcycle licences from non-exemption countries:  AED 3,300 – 3520

7. Driving Institutes that Offer Motorcycle Training Courses

There are multiple excellent driving centres across Dubai that offer Motorcycle training courses, and we have highlighted just a few below. 

Note that most of these institutes have several branches across the city, so you can explore their locations to choose one that is either close to your home or work. That way, attending your training course will be less of a hassle. 

Driving SchoolContact DetailsPrice (AED)
Galadari Motor Driving CenterPhone: +971 (0)‎60  059 5956 
Email: info@gmdc.ae  
90 – 110 /hour
Emirates Driving Institute Phone: +971 (0)4 263 1100
Email: info@edi.ae  
133 – 282 /hour
Excellence DrivingPhone: +971 (0)60 051 5154
Email: info@e-dc.com  
AED 50/ class
Drive DubaiPhone: +971(0)4 885 5118
Whatsapp: +971 (0)56 511 2197
Email: info@drivedubai.ae 
134 – 217 /hour
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1. Can I Drive a Motorcycle with a Car Licence in Dubai?

Unless your Dubai driving licence has a motorcycle endorsement, you can not drive a standard car licence. You will need to take a motorcycle training course and pass tests set by the RTA to have a motorcycle driving licence.

2. How Long Does it Take to Get a Motorcycle Licence in Dubai?

Generally speaking, you can get a motorbike licence in Dubai in 2 months if you take two classes every weekend and pass all of your tests on the first try.

Now that you’ve got all the necessary info to get your two-wheeler licence, you’ll be whizzing through Dubai’s streets like a pro in no time! If you don’t already have a motorbike and want to buy one, check out our guide for buying a vehicle in Dubai.

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