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Apply for an NOC to License Driving Institutes

This service enables you to obtain a preliminary NOC to start the licensing procedures for a driving institute in Dubai to practise the activity of driving training including occupational driving, advanced driving and safari driving.

UAE citizens only are eligible to apply for a licence to operate a driving institute.
Required documents
  1. Letter from the investor stating the details of the application and the suggested institute location.
  2. Copy of the passport.
Service fees
  • 500 AED for the preliminary approval
  • 5,000 AED to issue the permit for the annual commercial licensing
  • +20 AED Knowledge and Innovation fees.
Process time
  • Preliminary approval: 10 working days from the date of submitting the report from the Licensing Institution to the Board of Directors.
RTA Departments
  • RTA HQ - Drivers Licensing Department
  • The customer submits the application with the required documents to the Licensing Agency (LA).
  • The application is transferred to the concerned Department to study it and prepare a report to the LA executive director including the project details, and the recommendation of the department management.
  • The report is submitted and discussed at the Board of Directors' meeting and an official letter is dispatched to the customer based on the Board's recommendations.
  • The customer submits the engineering plans of the facility, the training tracks and the types of vehicles to be operated.
  • The Technical Committee studies the plans according to the adopted technical specifications, and transfers the customer to the Traffic Department at RTA to obtain the necessary approvals regarding the study of the impacts on traffic, and the entry ways and exits.
  • Once all above-mentioned approvals received, the Traffic Department sends a letter to the Commercial Transport Activities Department requesting an NOC for the customer to issue the trade licence at the Dubai economy.
  • Once all construction work accomplished, a site for the institute is created in the Licensing and Traffic smart system linking both systems and enabling the institute to start their training activity.
Average waiting time
  • Unidentified.

The validity of the permit is determined according to the period agreed upon when signing the activity practice agreement after the investor has completed all the construction work in the institute.

What you will get

Licence to operate a driving institute.

Terms and conditions
  • The customer must be 21 years old or above and have good conduct and must not have any criminal conviction or a breach of honour or of the public trust doctrine.
  • The total area of the land where the facility will be built and its surrounding area must not be less than 300,000 square feet.
  • The customer must obtain the accreditation of all other parties concerned in the activity in Dubai, if applicable.
  • Conditions, stated in Executive Council Decision number 38/2018 related to the regulation of driving learning activity in the emirate of Dubai and its implementing regulations, apply.

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