RTA Theory Test Dubai, Abu Dhabi,Complete Guideline and Questions:

What is RTA Theory Test?

In Dubai or in any emirates of United Arab Emirates , Whenever you open file for getting Dubai Driving License , then you go through a set of steps , from opening file to passing final road test.

Appearing and passing your Driving license Theory Test is one of the step among all steps involved in getting your driving license.  When you open file, The first step you face after Vision test ( Eye test)  is   that you have to attend the lectures of driving theory. RTA authorities give you these lectures explaining all the theory involved. This theory mostly focuses on Road Safety, Hazard perception, Road signs and Traffic Signals.

These lectures also include different scenarios which explain priority rules on the road.When you attend the lectures then you have to book a test and appear in that computer based test where you knowledge about the above mentioned theory lectures is tested.

This test is called RTA Theory Test or Dubai Driving license theory test.  This is totally computer based test and you are offered multiple choice questions, from which you have to select the best possible answer.

Centers for RTA Theory Test:

The centers for this theory test are normally the driving school in which you have opened your file. Every school in Dubai had RTA center inside which are offering and facilitation you in these services.

Normally in Dubai the this test is conducted in

  1. Emirates Driving School
  2. Galadari Driving Institute
  3. Belhasa driving center
  4. Emirates Transport driving institute
  5. Dubai Driving Center

If you have opened driving file in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman or Fujairah then you will appear in this test in your respective emirate.

Let me make it clear again that passing this test is compulsory part of getting driving license and it is from Road transport authorities, which is a federal (Abu Dhabi) department means that this test is compulsory all over UAE.

RTA Driving Manual:

Now you opened your file and reached to take lectures  at your respective center now At the lecture time you are provided with a Manual book which is calling RTA Driving Manual. All your lectures are based on this small book which explains the driving process in details. Inside the book you will find different chapters regarding Road Safety, Traffic Signs, Best Practices and General rules of traffic of the United Arab Emirates.

This book is your passing key as your knowledge is tested in the Dubai Driving Theory Test against this RTA Manual. So besides from the lectures this manual is very important and must be read and learnt to pass the test.

At opening file time you can select the preferred language for your lectures and this manual. Normally this book is available in different languages which are listed below.

  1. Arabic
  2. English
  3. Urdu
  4. Hindi

I personally prefer the English language but you can choose it according to your ease and knowledge of the language.

What if I don’t read RTA Manual of Driving License?

This is very important question, lot of people skip the reading of RTA manual book and just rely on their general knowledge and the knowledge which they got from the lectures. I want to make it clear that, reading this book is important and you cannot get good results in test without going through this book several times.

Just like any school or college exam, where you are given text books, and after that lectures are given based on these books. A person cannot pass this subject exam just relying on the lecture and not touching his text book or revising the lectures several times.

If you are good enough to note everything of the lecture at RTA class room and later on just revise those lectures then you are fine but I think it is not possible to write down all the details while focusing on the lectures so in this case the RTA manual helps you out in passing your exam.

Consider this RTA Manual as your text book for driving license.

What if I skip the lectures of RTA Theory Test?

If you skip the lecture of theory test and just rely on RTA manual then you may get knowledge from this book but with lot of difficulties.

Lectures Room

In fact the lectures help you out to understand this manual and later on while revising the book you will not stuck at difficult points. You can easily go through the book in just under two hours which will store lot of information in your brain which you can only realize at your test time.

These lectures are delivered in a great way and we must appreciate RTA for having such good and trained instructors, who deliver these lectures in very professional and efficient way. They know their students and their education level and deliver the lecture best suited to them

So the answer is lectures are as much important as RTA manual and you must attend the lectures.

Importance of RTA Theory Test:

 At the time of your driving license journey you will not feel any importance of this test but later on you will realize the importance.

Importance of RTA Theory Lectures

This is in fact theoretical testing of your knowledge which you later on practice on the road. It is like making a base for any building. It is absolutely true that practices make the man perfect but for practice you must need something to practice and here is when RTA Test play its role. It gives you an idea that what you are going to face on road and how you have to deal with it.

Later on you can improve your skills with best practices but at start this theory knowledge is very essential.

You are taking a driving license and soon will be on the road flooded with heavy traffic. UAE is a fast driving place with heavy load of traffic. A small mistake on the road can endanger your life along with life of others. So keeping in mind all these points focus well on your driving theory test and do not consider it irrelevant or unimportant.

It is totally Computer Based :

               Yes you read it correctly, this test is totally computer based now. In all emirates of UAE you will sit in front of computer to give this test. Before it was like a traditional paper based test but now with passage of time RTA updated their procedure and made this test according to international standards.

In modern age of communication, computer based test are really easy for testing someone’s knowledge and evaluating the result quickly. One other advantage of computer based test is, the result is always fair and you can’t complain about the personal moods involved of the checker.

The result is automatically generated and delivered to you at the same time when you finish the test.

Remember the result is provided at counter and not on the computer.

What Computer operating knowledge I must have to give the test?

This is another important question arises in the mind of people before going to RTA Theory Test.

The simple answer is , you are not required to be master in computer operating skills. You just need to know the use of mouse or touch screen for selecting the options and clicking the next button and if you are not capable of doing even this, then don’t worry the staff at test time can even help you in this and can provide you an assistant which will do all this for you or can train you before starting the test.

In normal, 99 percent of the people living in United Arab Emirates, due to the use of laptops and touch screen mobiles can appear in this test and can easily be made able to give the test by just proving few tips about the use of the test application.

I also want to include for your easiness, there are lot of practice test app available on internet which can give you a good idea of the test and can make you confident while attempting the test at RTA Center. You can check one of our practice test app by clicking here and if you can go through this practice app then you can easily attempt it at RTA center.

And the most important thing is if you can read this post then you have the skills to give that computer based skill so don’t worry about it.

Composition of Theory Test:

Normally the theory test is divided into two sections, just to test your knowledge accordingly.

  1. General driving rules
  2. Road signals and traffic signs.

Now RTA has incorporated another section which is called video section in which videos are shown and question is asked.

Before at my test time there were total of 35 questions in the test, divided in two sections. The first section has 17 questions and the 2nd section consist of 18 questions. You need to give correct answers of 12 and 13 respectively.

Now a days, RTA Test is consist of 40 to 45 questions but the structure of question and its division is same as before.

Are the questions difficult?

If you are not prepared for the test then yes questions are really difficult but if you have followed the proper approach and have attended the lectures and studied the RTA manual then you for you the questions can be not difficult at all.

Just like every other exam, your preparation of the test is important if you are well prepared you can get success. There may be some unfortunate cases where a well prepared person can fail the test.

Very Important point to be noted:

Yes, this point is very important, when you sit in front of computer and starts giving the test at start you will find the questions very easy but when you come to the possible answers, you will find them very confusing and will not sure about, which one you select.

This is the main beauty of this test to know your knowledge up to extreme level.  Believe me when you completed your test you will be not sure about the result and once you get the result paper it will clear your mind.

For this purpose we have made a collection of 250+ questions which will help you in understanding and passing the test.

People have reported that 80 percent of the questions are already present in our 250 questions.

Best Approach to Attempt the questions:

Time is important in this test, the best approach is time management, don’t waste time on over thinking on difficult or confusing questions. Just skip them for now and attempt the sure questions first. You can later on come to these questions and think on it, and if you still not getting any clue of the answers then you can randomly select one answer among the presented three options.

The good point is there is no negative marking in this test. So if in few confusing questions if luck favors you then, you can select the correct answer just by chance.

Normally the probability of success among three choices is always 33 percent but do not try to attempt whole test on flutes as it will result in sure fail. Because you need 75 percent marks in each section to be marked as passed.

Online test apps for practicing the test:

Luckily now lot of online apps is available which are very helpful in practicing the RTA theory test. In most of these apps the questions are very simple but at least it gives you the idea of the test. So do not miss this practice and try to practice online which will add up confidence in you.

We have searched different app and find our app the best one as it has the questions which are very similar to real RTA Theory test.

RTA Theory test videos (Newly Added):

  This section is added in 2018 in which 5 videos are added to test and later on questions are asked related to these video or a particular video. If you understand priority rules and Hazard perception then you can pass this section but lot of observation is required.

Normally the purpose of these videos are to give you an idea of situation which will you face regularly on the roads of Dubai. Before, this section was covered with still images and asking some questions according to these images but now it has been changed to videos.

What if I failed the theory Test?

 This is very unfortunate but it is happening, normally 33 percent of the people are failing the test and the reason behind it, is lack of proper approach and not taking the test serious.  Not taking the test serious means not paying attention to theory lectures or even not studying the RTA Manual.

If you fail this theory test, then you cannot proceed forward and you have to re appear in the test by depositing the test fee. The test fee is AED. 300. In this case, RTA will give you a new date of your choice for the test and the whole procedure will be repeated.

If I passed the test:


Once you pass the test then you will go forward for your road classes. Means the next step will begin which is called practical classes. In these classes the instructor will start from basic and will gradually proceed. All depends on your control and picking up the instructions from the instructor and the most important on your learning ability. We wish you good luck in your Theory Test.

Our Recommendations:

We will highly recommend to do not miss the theory test lectures at RTA centers and reading the book provided by RTA.

Also practice some practice app available on internet to get the idea of the test. You can try our Practice app by clicking Here

Learn all traffic road signs and practice them.

Next recommendation is optional but important, If you want, you can download our 250+ questions which will help you in passing the test. 80 percent of the questions you will find in the RTA Theory Test.

How to deal with Roundabouts in Dubai, Roundabout’s Rules

Roundabouts in Dubai are meant for controlling heavy traffic in a square and intersections. These roundabouts are helpful in terms of smooth flow of traffic but also sometime difficult for the drivers to approach correctly.  If a person is at driving test, it means he does not have that much practice in dealing with roundabouts so the chances of making mistakes are high. No matter if you are driving with learning permit to obtain driving license or you already have it, you must know the basic rules of roundabout to make your drive smooth and safe. The theory of roundabout is not that much difficult. It revolves around the pre defined rules. Learn them and act on them.

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In general, roundabouts are two or three tracked but you can find more track as well. I feel it important to give some information about “How to drive at Roundabout” as I did not find detailed and easy information on this topic on internet. Whether you are driving in Dubai, Abu Dhabi , Sharjah or any other emirate of U.A.E, the rules of roundabout are  same.

roundabout rules in Dubai

Now I will come to the topic, it is advised that always reduce your speed while approaching to roundabout. The safe speed limit is between 20 to 40 km/Hr depending on the load and rush of traffic. In such speed you can have a good control over your car andcan overcome any situation.

Give Way Rules:

If you are entering roundabout, then you must stop at white line and observe the traffic inside. You must give way to the vehicles in the round about. The vehicle from your left side has the priority so give way to them and only enter when you consider it safe. Don’t rush to enter, wait until you find enough gap and time. Always enter in to the appropriate lane.

Right Side Turn:

If you are turning right from the roundabout you will use the outermost lane. Always try to keep the right lane when you see the roundabout sign board. Give indicator towards right, stop at line, observe the traffic then enter in the outermost lane and exit in right lane. It is important; if you are taking immediate right then you must complete it by exiting in the right most track.

Going Straight:

If you want to go straight from roundabout then, if the roundabout is of two track then you will use the outermost track for this purpose and if the roundabout is of more than two tracks, then you can use the outer most track and the 2nd track or middle track.

Always try to enter from the right or middle track to the outermost or middle track of roundabout for going straight. Don’t give indicator while entering the roundabout. This is a rule which tell the people that you will go straight and not taking immediate right. When you cross the first exit then give indicator towards right and exit in the appropriate track.

Taking Left from Roundabout:

If you want to take left from roundabout then you can take it by entering into the inner most track of the roundabout. Before approaching to roundabout keep the leftlane and when reach near roundabout give indicator towards left. This will let people know that either you are taking u-turn or left. Entering procedure is the same, enter when you get enough gap and time to adjust into. When you cross the last exit before your desired one then give indicator towards right. Before exiting always check blind spots and exit in the left lane of the road.


Taking U-Turn:

If you want to take u-turn from roundabout then the process is almost same as it was in taking left. Use the inner most track of roundabout with proper indicator towards left and blind spot check and then exiting in the appropriate track. At exit time you must change your indicator from left to right to let others know that now you want to exit.

Signaling at roundabout:

Always take care of proper signals at roundabout. Proper indication will let other know about your desired activity. The signaling rule is

  1. If you are taking immediate right, then when entering roundabout always give right side indicator.
  2. If you are going straight, do not give any indicator at entrance when cross the first exit then indicate towards right.
  3. If you are taking left or u-turn then before entering to roundabout give left indicator and at before exit change it to right .

Blind spot checks:

Blind spot checking is really important in roundabout. At your exit time always check blind spots. Always maintain safe distance in your lane and from the vehicles in other lane as well. It will help you at exit time. Don’t go parallel with big trucks or containers in roundabout. As they are long enough in length and may touch other lanes and can cause problem for you.

This all was brief introduction towards roundabout rules in U.A.E. It is highly recommended to take practice these rule and drive with care at roundabouts and high ways.

Importance of Driving License in UAE

Driving license in UAE is very important in many reasons. If you are living in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah and don’t have driving license yet, then definitely you are missing too much glories of U.A.E.  It is really painful to travel in buses and taxis here. Buses are too hard to travel in and taxis are too expensive. If you are working on a good designation then you must have a valid driving license.  I will try to highlight its importance in different parts of life.

Professional Life:

Driving license help us to perform better in our professional life. It reduces too much of time wastage to reach our clients or to attend our meetings on time. Time is money and we all know wasting time means wasting opportunities. All the companies when hiring, prefer the people with driving license. Some companies make it compulsory for their job that a person must have a valid UAE driving license. There are big investors in the country and they do not hesitate to give cars to their employees as a transport facility rather than giving them the pick and drop.

In Job Search:

Driving license plays important role in job search in UAE. You can easily target jobs in different emirates and can reach them for interview or further assessment tests. As discussed above that they usually prefer professionals with driving license so you already got an advantage on others, competing for the same job position.

Personal life:

If you are living with your family and lack the facility of driving then you cannot enjoy life here. At weekends you must go out with your family and spend sometime outside to refresh yourself and your family. You can’t travel in buses with your wife and children as it will be like a head ache to manage. Traveling in taxis is out of reach in terms of expense. You may use taxi traveling inside Dubai or inside the same emirates in which you are living but if plan to spend your weekend out side your emirate or plan to go to Fujairah or Abu Dhabi from Dubai or Sharjah then taxi will charge you too much.


It gives you easiness in your life if you have a car and authorize to drive it. In short i will say if you have this facility the whole UAE is in your access. You can travel to all the seven emirates of the UAE easily in just 24 hours span. You can enjoy with your friends , family and can go out on a long drive or camping on weekend.

As compared to other countries, the fuel is not that much expensive in UAE and person can afford it easily. The car prices are not that much high. Even under 6000 A.E.D you can have a good car here, although the model will be old but will be good enough to full fill your requirements. But you need a driving license to drive this car. No matter how much experienced driver you are, but the license is the official requirement to drive in this country. I have seen some manual transmission cars being sold for 2000 AED which is almost half of the expense made on obtaining the driving license in UAE (If you get it on first attempt).

Therefore if you did not apply for your driving license yet then don’t wait and take it now,to enjoy your personal and business life up to fullest in the UAE.


Parking Tips To pass driving test in United Arab Emirates

Parking is an important subject in driving world.  If you are already a driver or you are the one who applied for driving license in Dubai or UAE or anywhere in the world and facing problems in understanding parking theory or unable to perform it practically then you are at right place. Here I will explain the theoparking tips imagery of parking and will also give some useful tips of performing it on actual grounds.  As I am familiar with Dubai and lived here for almost 10 years, I know how much it is difficult for a new driver or a learner to Park the vehicle correctly without breaking any RTA rule and off course without hitting any other vehicle. I know, at the driving schools in Dubai or Abu Dhabi or any other emirate , they are paying good attention to provide proper training and education on “how to park the car” but you will also admit that , people are sometime not paying that much attention to learn it. When it comes the time of their Parking test then they become worried and start searching tips on parking the  vehicle  or “Tips to Pass Parking Test in Dubai” on internet.Dubai driving test Parking

There are three types of parking in terms of passing the driving test.

  • Angle Parking
  • Parallel Parking
  • 90 Degree reverse Parking


Angle Parking:

It is the easiest of all the parking. In most of public places you will find angle parking in which you have to park the car in 45 degree angle.  In UAE, car park space is separated by two lines and you are bound to park inside these two lines to avoid any fine or penalty. This space is large enough that a big station jeep can be placed easily.

What the driving examiner will be looking for if I am asked for an angle parking? This is now an important question and you must know these points and keep focus on these to pass your driving angle parking test.

  • He will look if you parked your car in the centre of the allotted space.
  • Did you maintained enough and safe distance from the vehicles present at left and right side of your car.
  • He will also check that your car is in forty five degree as compare to the road or divider or curb or kerb.
  • You must complete the process without taking any reverse in it which means you must park your car in a single straight attempt.

Parallel Parking:

Parallel parking is normally performed parallel to the road in reverse method. You will be allotted a space to park in between two cars or vehicles. This is the difficult type of parking and requires control skills and accurate techniques. If you don’t know the theory of parallel parking you cannot perform it correctly. This parking is performed in two steps. First reverse and then after fitting the allotted space a forward gear to position your car in the centre of the allotted space. If you are at your Parking test in Dubai or UAE, then it is mandatory to perform parallel parking test. If you want the exact techniques of parallel parking to perform it correctly and pass your parking test easily then this tutorial will be helpful to you.

90 Degree Reverse Parking:

This is relatively more difficult parking and mandatory to perform correctly in terms of to pass your driving parking test. You have to park your car in the allotted space between two cars in reverse in 90 degree to the road. It is three step parking process and requires much attention and focus to do it correctly. The examiner will check your complete process of attempting to park in 90 degree and after parking your car, he will check the

  • Distance from side vehicles
  • Position of the car as if it is exactly at 90 degree to road
  • Distance of your car from the boundary and from the road


Some Important Information on topic:

As far as the driving license tests are concerned whether it is final road test of initial parking test, only parking the car in allotted space will not justify. The examiners are checking with their checklist and noting each and every minor mistake which your perform during this process. Therefore it necessary that you perform it correctly and in the same way for in which they expect from you. During your throughout driving license classes they teach you each and every step of the process and the same they want you to perform practically on your each and every test of the driving license journey.

In general life you can easily park your car by two or three reverse attempts and adjustments, but in the test the case is different. You must accomplish the task in the specified steps. In short I will say “They don’t only check the final result but they check the carrying out process which leads the final result”.

They monitor your approach towards each step, they observe you silently that whether you are checking the mirrors, proper indications, staring movement, blind spot checks etc. So you must be ready for all the above mentioned points.

Importance of Parking Theory:

No matter how good driver you are, if you don’t know the theory of parking you can’t pass the parking test. The examiners have reasons to fail you if you ignore any step in the process.  The theory of parking is the result of continuous research and by following the theory you can perform ten times better.

As far as the driving test is concerned, this one reason will make you understand and satisfy that “The theory is important as examiners want you to perform according to the theory”.

Recommended tutorial:

If you know all the theory and can perform better at test then no need to go for any tutorial but if you are among the people who are searching for any “good parking tutorial” to pass driving test or parking test then I will recommend a tutorial which will cover all the aspects of parking and will teach you in easy way. This tutorial has everything, required for passing the final or parking test  or to just improve your skills. It will also give help in your daily life.

This is an audio video tutorial along with images and theory, If you want to download it to your pc or mobile then click here to go to its download page.

The Tutorial is in final touches and will be uploaded soon.




My Dubai Driving Test Story, Passed or Failed Read Here

Today I am sharing my driving test story with you. I don’t know that it will help you or no, but it may produce some confidence and awareness in you about the driving road test.  I would love to mention that I took my classes from Galadari Driving School and my test was scheduled in their premises and nearby roads.  Remember that, I am telling you my story which happened two years back and the situation may be little different now. I remember my test was on Thursday , the last working day of week and we all know that lot of traffic is expected on Thursday on the roads of Dubai.

I booked my test almost 6 days before, and right from the day I booked my test, I was nervous and with every passing day my nervousness went on increasing note.

On the Test day:

Finally the day came and on that day I reached at eleven o. clocks to my driving school which was almost one hour before my scheduled time. I went up upstairs and enroll myself.  They told me to sit and wait here you will be called after sometime.

That time was really tough for me and lot of things were going in my mind that, If I failed what will happen and if I do this and that. Sometime at that moment, I also used to imagine that I have passed the test and was celebrating that joy in my imaginations. Why was all this happening?  Because we all know it is not easy to pass driving test at Dubai or any other Emirates. They are too strict in their judgments and rightly justified.

My Pre Test Condition:

The time went on passing really slow and as with every minute passed my fear and depression was rising as well. Then suddenly my name was called, along with two other people and we were taken down and were told to wait for 5 minutes there, soon the examiner will come and you three will be tested.  After exact five minutes a person in white Kandoora (Arabic Dress) came holding a paper and an I pad in his hand and he called our names. Luckily my turn was not the first one, the first one was an old respected man who would be definitely in his late fifties or may be early sixties with white beard.

My number was third, the second person was a young guy, may be from India, will be hardly of 26 or 27 years. I was thirty at that time.  I will not discuss the details of how the two other performed in the test may be I will write a separate post for them  so reserving this place for them, If I write I will link back to their post from Here

Start of My Driving Test:

When my turn came, the examiner directed me to come to driving seat and I came out from the rear seat and sat at driving seat. I don’t know how and why  something changed inside me, As  I was too much confused before being called off for the test in the driving school but when called and came down from the waiting room to the car, my all worries and tensions went out and I felt huge confidence inside. Same happened when I sat on driving seat, I adjusted my seat, staring, mirrors and fasted the seat belt and also told other colleagues in the rear seat to fasten their seat belt.

Entering the Road: (A minor mistake)

The examiner told me to start, I had to entered to the road, the traffic from behind was too much and it was not easy to enter as I was not that much experienced to situation. But I remembered one tip, from my friend, He told me that, when you start, wait for traffic, don’t rush if you make any mistake at the start or entered the road in dangerous way, it would be a definite fail. So better wait for traffic until you find a proper time to enter the road or the examiner will fed up and will tell you to enter, you are taking too much time.

The same happened with me, after waiting for almost a minute or little less, the examiner told me to just enter the road, because the traffic will not stop and you have to find a way in the traffic. Then I jumped into the road with care and luckily my landing was safe and efficient. I was going straight in my lane, keeping in mind that I must go in between my lane with a proper speed.


Now I had to face roundabout ahead, My examiner told to take left from round about, I checked mirrors gave indicator changed lane to the left most as I knew if I want to take left from roundabout then I must be in the left most lane.  When I reached to roundabout, I stopped and after waiting for five to eight seconds I got an opportunity to enter roundabout and luckily I did everything correctly and left the roundabout by taking left in the proper lane. When I took left, A huge boost in my confidence came and I realized that yes, I can, and I will.

Junction Merging into Heavy Traffic Road:

After that I drove straight  till the junction, the road was merging to a main road which was full of traffic , The Examiner did not tell me anything and I kept going and reached to junction and took right as it was the only possible way that I could proceed. When I took right, there was a signal after almost hundred or one fifty meters and the examiner told me that you will take left from that signal. I had to change four lanes in way to reach to appropriate position to take left from the signal. But my confidence level was high and I didn’t know why and how it was, but I followed  each and every step of changing lane and changed all the lanes and reached to my desired track  in an efficient way.

My Performance at Traffic Signal:

I stopped at signal, it was red, and two cars were ahead of me. I was in the second last lane and the road on which I have to take left was three tracked road so I decided that I will take turn in the third lane instead of second, as my driving instructor told me and practiced me once that always take left from second into third lane as it is acceptable and safe and it is best suited for new drivers. The signal turned green, both cars in front of me took left from second lane to second but I went on a bit straight then my examiner told me slowly that you will take left, I did not say anything and went on confidently as my indicator was signaling left so he should not to be worried about that. I took left in the third lane and he also realized that I was doing it on purpose.

Another Mistake I Made:

After taking left, I felt some more confidence and then suddenly the examiner told me to change the lane towards left, I checked mirrors, did a blind spot check but forgot to give indicator when I was just touching the lane It came in my mind that I have missed the indicator I gave it right away and did not panic and carried out with the lane change. But I knew that I was late in giving the indicator. Then Again the examiner told me that you will take right from the next signal. This time I did not miss indicator and changed the lane from left to right and also left the road as there was a free right so I did not waited for the signal and took free right, keeping all respect for the pedestrians marks on the free right. I completed my right, although it was difficult as the signal was green and traffic was going on the road but I did it perfectly. Then from that point, I knew that so far I did everything accordingly and I have a chance to be declared passed if I did not make any serious mistake ahead. I kept on going in my lane as now I was near to the driving school and only from the this track I could leave the main road and could enter into the side road which would go to my school side.

End of the Test:

The Examiner told me to take right and I did it, after right he told me to take right again but he was a bit late in saying it  and taking right was not possible that time, and even I did not try to take it , I went on going straight and he also said at the meantime that “go straight go”, I took right from the next available right then left then again right on the directions of the examiner and reached at the gate of my driving school , I asked the examiner first time that should I go inside he said yes and went inside the school the pointed me one position to reach there and park after that car, It was easy ,I did it and applied hand brake , removed my seat belt and here I asked him again that whether  to switched off the car or keep the engine on. He told me to keep the engine on and I did accordingly and came out from my car. The two other persons sitting in rear seat also came out. The examiner told us to come inside the waiting room.

Waiting for Result:

We went there and he told us to wait. He went outside then came back after five minutes and started working on his I pad. He printed one paper then again took three four minutes and printed another and so on. Then he called the first person and gave him his paper. Then he called the second person and gave him his paper. They both were aware of the expected result; therefore there was not any surprise for them.

These ten to fifteen minutes were really tough for me, I knew that I was good in the test and may be declared as passed but then it came in my mind that, there is lot of stories of people that they performed very well but declared failed.  Suddenly he called my name, I went towards his table. He looked at me and gave me my paper without saying anything. I took the paper and starting looking at it, but did not understand that I passed or failed as it was in Arabic. I stayed silent there looking for paper for twenty to thirty seconds and then asked him an innocent question.

Excuse me sir, did I pass or fail? I do not understand it.

He looked at me and said “failed” and suddenly my face color changed and all my excitement went down in disappointment and the examiner was enjoying my situation. I managed myself and told him Ok, Sir, Thank you.

And when I was about taking turn and leaving him, He smiled and said,  you have passed. Everything again changed inside me, my feelings and excitement went on extreme, My blood pressure raised up and my face color changed suddenly from pale yellow to reddish.  He asked for the paper and showed me a point where there was written a word in Arabic. He encircled it and said it means Passed.

He really enjoyed my situation and so did I; I thanked him three to four times and smilingly came out from his office with real excitement and the joy. I was so much happy at that time, which I am unable to express in my words. I took my driving license in U.A.E and I took it on my first attempt.


Common Mistakes People Make at Driving Test in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and U.A.E

In Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or any other emirate of U.A.E failing a driving license test is the most common problem faced by hundreds of people on daily basis. There are some common mistakes which are responsible for their failure in the driving test. The Biggest problem is that Ninety percent of the people don’t know their mistakes and they go for the test and fail it again. Why I need to write on the topic of “Common Mistakes at driving Test”?  A simple answer is to educate the people to understand it better which will definitely help them in getting success at their next attempt.  Once a person fails the test, he has given a form, which contained the mistakes he made at the test. I will also blame the driving instructors, as sometime they do not go according to the paper to make the person able to overcome his mistakes. The instructors normally go for their driving practice classes and do not pay proper attention to the specified weakness of the person. If you are among the one who has already failed his test then it should be your duty to tell your instructor to work on you for the mistakes you made at your previous road test.common driving mistakes

Common Mistakes People Doing In Their Final Road Test

Now I will come to the exact topic of the common mistakes people do in Dubai or U.A.E for failing their road test.  There is lot of factors involved. A person can leave a fail impact on the examiner straight away at the start of his test if he does not start with confidence and missed any of the pre requisite of starting a test. The most common mistakes are categorized as follows.

Pre Driving Mistakes

 This is the category where a candidate leaves a failing impression on the examiner right at start if not taken care. Although majority of pre driving mistakes come in category of miner but the impression counts. We all know that giving a negative impression at start will take lot of time to become positive in the other person mind. Forgetting to fasten seat belt, hand brake and changing gear to start etc comes in this category.


Signaling is most important factor in driving test and is observed watch fully by the examiner.  In Dubai driving test, I have seen that some people totally forget to give signal while entering road or taking off the car from parking or even when changing lane. Doing it once or twice is considered a minor mistake but if you do it continuously,  you can fail your test due to this only reason as well. Not signaling at all, not signaling at proper time, Sometime not signaling are the types of mistakes which the examiner will mark. This is the most common mistake and almost every newdriver commits it in different manners on his / her road test


Reversing is somehow a difficult part of test and even of driving. You must be too much cautious while reversing.  The examiners are strict on determining the reversing ability of driver as they know its significance. In reversing the common mistakes are, not looking all around, not checking mirrors, wrong signaling, Lack of control, wrong judgment and not following the basic theory of reversing

Blind Spot Checks:

In Dubai if you missed a blind spot check you failed the test, Blindspot checking is Blind Spot checksimportant as we can’t see some of the vehicles which are really near to our car or vehicle.There is certain range of our vehicle mirrors. Blind spot check is also called shoulder check in a direct term. Lot of people fail their test just due to not checking the blind spots while changing lane, entering road, leaving road or exiting from roundabout etc. Missing a blind spot check comes in major category of mistake or a critical mistake and is considered immediate fail mistake.

Not Following road marking

Not following road marking is another category of common mistakes. Road marking are to ensure road safety and are monitored strictly at your exam. Not following road marking come in immediate fail category of mistakes and must be taken seriously. Majority of people do not stop at stop line on road or stop very close or far away from line. People do not understand the dotted line on road and do not slow down on it. Some time people cross the yellow line.

Not Checking Mirrors

Not checking mirrors is the most common and top mistake which is repeated by huge number of people at their test time.  For the road safety, checking mirrors at every move or whenever you perform any action on road is very important. Not checking mirrors once or twice is a minor mistake but not checking at all can be the cause of your driving test failure. Not checking mirrors at all, forget to check mirror while changing lane, changing speed, before applying brake, entering road, leaving road are the common sub divisions of this category. Even if you are driving straight, you must check the side mirrors and back mirrors on regular interval if you missed so you will be marked with minor mistakes may be one, two or three depends on the examiner.


Lack of Control

If you are marked with lack of control it means you failed the test. Total lack of driving control or lack of control at roundabouts, reversing, while taking turn are the common points in this category. You are marked fail as they consider your control on the car is not that much and proceeding with your test can cause any dangerous situation.

Wrong Positioning

Positioning of your vehicle on road is important, not following proper position in your lane, driving too much towards left in the lane, or too much towards right are the sub divisions. Position at roundabout is also important, exiting in wrong lane from roundabout also counted in positioning category.

Mistakes at Junctions:

People make lot of mistakes at junctions. Improper position at junction, approach too fast, approach too slow are the common mistakes found in this category.

The above information provided was about the mistakes people do at time of their driving test in U.A.E. Hope you found it useful. Keep checking this website for any query and information related driving license in Gulf or U.A.E.

I always wish good luck to all of you in your driving license journey.  If you want to read about the tips to pass your driving license test on first attempt then Read my other post of Tips to Pass Driving License Test in Dubai.

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Galadari Driving School, Theory / Signal Test

Galadari Theory Test Dubai

Theory Test

Theory or Signal Test at Galadari driving school, Dubai is a computer based test, taken from all the applicant who are in the process of getting driving license. I will not hesitate to say that Galadari is one of the leading school of driving in Dubai.I know that  It is not important to mention, but don’t know why I am mentioning it that Galadari is the school from where I have taken my driving license training and passed my all exams in first attempt if it is theory or signal test or parking , assessment or final road test.. I scored Hundred percent in my theory test there. It does not mean in anyway, that I am recommending Galadari school or I am promoting it. I am just giving my personal experience with them. All the driving schools in Dubai are good and up to the standards set by Road Transport Authority U.A.E. They all provide quality education and are monitored by RTA very strongly and strictly.

Galadari Driving School Dubai

Theory Test at Galadari Driving School:

As this post is totally dedicated to Theory test or signal test, taken by RTA at the premises of Galadari driving school, therefore I want to stay focused on the concerned topic. In the driving school there is a well equipped computer lab for the test purpose. Candidate must enroll and register himself or herself for the test after taking theory lectures. This is not a free test as you know nothing is free in Dubai and failing this test will cause you to reregister yourself for the test by paying the specified fee again. mobiles are any other stuff is not allowed to be taken inside in the computer lab at your test time. You will deposit all your belongings into a locker provided by the school administration. Don’t worry, you will not lose anything as the key of that locker will be with you and after giving the test you can open the locker and take back all your belongings. This test is a multiple choice questions test and taken on computer. It does not required one to be expert in computer. It just needs very basic knowledge of just using mouse and clicking any button.

Is RTA Theory Test A Tough Test:

I will not say it a tough test but i will not say it either an easy test. In my perspective all tests are tough when you are not prepared for it and similarly if you are prepared for a test it can’t be tough for you. Sometime you will face complex type of questions in this test which will require you deep attention to select appropriate answer. I still remember a day when I was there in Galadari School with one of my friend, who had theory test. He came out with a paper in his hand and straight a way saying that I answered every thing correctly but they failed me. I was surprised, they how it can be, and asked him to tell me about the questions in the test. He hardly remembered two or three questions. I realized quickly that if he can’t remember the questions of the test then how could he remember the whole RTA guide for the theory test. The extract what i said above is, “They don’t fail you, if you answer them correctly”.

How to do Proper Preparation for Theory Test:

If you are taking your classes from Galadari driving school and you are at your theory test stage then be relax and study the guide, traffic signal card  provided from the school side. Theory classes are very essential don’t miss them. If you missed the theory classes you are having fifty percent chance to pass the test. If you are among the ones who are searching for the questions of Galadari driving school theory test then go to the end section ofthis post from where you can download all the questions and prepare yourself for the test. But I will recommend to read this full post. It will be helpful for you.

Is good score in the theory test important:

No, It is not important as you just need to pass the test to go to the next step, but if you think out of a box then “Yes” it is important to score good in this theory test. Good score means you know all the theory of driving very well, and as by having all the knowledge of road marking and signals you can perform good in the road training and road test. Secondly, if you pass the test with above ninety percent marks it will give you a great confidence which you cannot imagine right now. This boost in confidence will help you a lot in your coming tests whether it is a parking, assessment or final road test. Everyone wishes to get his driving license on first attempt and this my research that people scoring good in theory test always get their license in the first or second attempt.

Failing the test:

If you failed the test, your confidence level will fall down dramatically. you lost your time and money as you will pay again for the test. Taking driving license in Dubai or any other emirates is some how a nerve’s game. you need to be strong mentally and your confidence level should be up to the standards.

Get result immediately:

After you give your test, you will get the result immediately, within ten to fifteen minutes. I remember my time when i gave the test and was at the counter to receive my result. I was nervous although i knew that I have passed the test but still there were some fear in my mind that what if i failed, how much i scored ? and so on. When i got my result paper, it was of real excitement for me, that i had scored hundred percent in the test and made no mistake in the test. As i said earlier this gave me a great boost in confidence.

Languages of the test:

This test is taken in English, Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and different other languages. my preference is always the English language as i feel it is easy to understand and answer in English, But it is up to you, you may select Urdu, Arabic or Hindi or any other available language. You may take a translator at test time which will just translate the questions and available options to you to your native language. RTA is doing their best to facilitate you.

From Where I can Get the Questions of this Theory Test? :

If you are interested and still want to get complete possible questions of the test then you may download  it from the this link.  I have checked these questions myself and found it most accurate and working.

I think I have provided the necessary information about the theory test whether it is at Galadari or any other driving school. hope this information will be helpful for you. For Useful tips to pass your driving license road test you can read my other post http://drivinglicensedubai.com/blog/useful-tips-to-pass-driving-test-in-dubai-abu-dhabi-sharjah/

Abu Dhabi Theory Test or Signal Test | Questions

Abu Dhabi Theory Test by RTA“Abu Dhabi Theory Test” or “Abu Dhabi Signal Test”  is the test taken, when someone apply for driving license in Abu Dhabi and completes the theory lectures. This test is taken by RTA and the purpose is to check your driving knowledge. Theory test or Signal test in Abu Dhabi is computer based test. Computer based signal test means that you will sit in front of computer and will solve the test. This test is multiple choice questions type test.

Introduction to Abu Dhabi Theory Test:

Currently the test has forty five questions and you must provide correct answer to Thirty Six question to qualify the test. Once you qualify the test  then you can carry on with your driving license journey by taking the road classes, parking test, assessment test and final road test. This theory test is based on the four days theory lectures.

Theory Lectures Before the Test:

Learning Theory Test

In Abu Dhabi, It is mandatory to take theory lectures. These theory lectures covers all the basic and details theory of driving. You will learn all the traffic rules of Abu Dhabi and U.A.E. It covers all the basics of road safety. Traffic signs and road signs are discussed in details. Special and trained instructors give lectures covering each and every aspect of driving. The theory lectures are followed by theory test. These theory lectures are very important as you will learn all the theory of safe driving and second you will be able to pass this theory test in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Computer’s Skills required for Theory Test:

This test is mixture of simple tough and complex questions, some time the question seems Computer Skills For Theory Testto be very simple but the options given as an answer are too much confusing and inter related to each other that people face difficulties to tick the correct one. If you fail the theory test you are bound to take it again by paying the theory test fee, until you pass. In order to pass this test in Abu Dhabi you need to know the basic use of computer as you will deal with computer in it. It does’t require great skill of computer. Only clicking next and previous button and selecting options by using mouse. I have heard lot of complains from the people who have failed the test that the test is really difficult but I do not agree with them. Every test in this world is difficult if you are not prepare for that test and every test is an easy test if you are fully prepared for it.

Language to Prefer in Theory Test:

At theory lectures you will be provided a guide from RTA side, You just need to follow this guide and can pass the test. This guide is well detailed and great resource of information on driving theory. You may take the English, Urdu , Arabic version of that guide and can give the test in your selected language. I will prefer the test in English because it seems easy to me to understand all the terms in English rather than my native language.

Importance of Theory Test:

RTA theory or Signal or Knowledge test in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah or any other emirates of U.A.E is now the part of driving license process and has its importance in terms of road safety. I will advise to everyone that learn the basic theory of driving it will always help you. Driving a car, bus or any vehicle on the busy roads of U.A.E is not an easy task and it includes lot of risks, A small mistake can put you in troubles, therefore pay attention to this test. We also know that there are lot of fines for traffic violations in U.A.E and the amount of these fine is sometime very high.By knowing all the traffic rules and following them we can avoid traffic fines as no one wants to give a single penny in terms of fines.

Abu Dhabi Theory Test Complete Questions:

People Here requesting me for the questions of Theory test in Abu Dhabi, If you are also among those then you can click here to download all the questions of this test these questions will help you enough to pass the theory test but I will also recommend to learn the guide provided by RTA as it will help you all over in your life.

Tips to Pass Final Road Test In Abu Dhabi:

If you are among the ones who passed all the steps of driving license and now at your final Tips to pass road test in Abu Dhabistep of road test which is definitely the biggest step and exam in the driving license journey then you are can say yourself lucky for being reading this post. I will recommend this guide to you for passing your road test on your next coming attempt. This guide inspired me a lot and helped me to pass my own road test on first attempt. It is working in all the emirates of U.A.E and Gulf countries.

High Way Classes After Passing Final Road test:

Don’t miss the high way classes after passing your road test. These are very important, I HighWay classes in Abu Dhabi and Dubaihave seen people skipping this step. After paying the fee for high way classes people usually don’t take the classes and take signature from the instructors. I will not recommend it. Go for these classes.A question is  why I am putting high way classes here in Theory test section?  My answer is very much clear that I want to put in your mind from right now, that don’t miss these classes. It will help you a lot and are great source of experience.

Wishing you success. Thanks


Useful Tips to Pass Driving Test in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah

Tips to Pass road test in Dubai

Tips to road test

Tips to pass driving test in United Arab Emirates are significant because passing the final road test in Dubai or any other emirate of UAE is not an easy task to be performed. Having Driving license in UAE is very important in many aspects but taking driving license here is not easy at all. You have to go through lot of money expenditure, lot of mental stress and huge amount of time to get one. I have received many emails regarding the tips that work for passing driving test. Lucky people get their license on their first attempt while the un lucky people are not getting it even more than dozen attempts. I also met with a guy from India, who took his driving license on seventeenth attempt. I was surprisingly shocked and could imagine his pain from which he passed through out his driving license journey and at the same time I was experiencing his happiness when finally got it.

Some people say that RTA examiners are failing people purposely to increase their revenue but I am totally against this theory. This is absolutely wrong and unrealistic. RTA examiners are well trained and professional and they have hawk eye’s observation and response towards your mistakes on the road. Some people say that it depends on their mood as well , if they are happy on the day, they will pass you and if their mood is not good, no matter how good you drove , they will fail you. This is another unrealistic rumor and I am again turning it down. As I said they are professional in their duties so their mood cannot affect their results. The reality is, when they realize that you can drive, they pass you.  Beside from checking your road drive, they observe your confidence level, you body language and your approaches towards different perceptions. All these make them able to decide about your driving license success or failure.

Below you will find some Basic tips, which will help you out on your final road test.

  • Be in proper dress on your final road test. Always give a good and professional impression to the examiner.
  • Don’t ask questions from the examiner, when you are on your final test, just follow his directions and concentrate on your driving.
  • Adjust your seat, mirrors and fasten your seat belt, before moving the car.
  • Don’t forget to direct others people sitting in the rear seat, to fasten their seat belt.
  • Don’t forget Blind spot check while entering the road or at any other point when it is necessary.
  • Keep checking the center mirror, side mirrors regularly.
  • While changing lane always check, center mirror then side mirror and a blind spot check and indicator.
  • Always follow the two seconds rule for maintaining safe distance.
  • Learn all the rules of roundabout and u turns.

There were the few basic rules, which are important and everyone must know while going on their final road test. Beside from all these if your confidence level is low you will not the final test. Due to lack on confidence you will make mistakes resulting in the failure of your test. If you want detailed and the most accurate tips with almost hundred percent success rate then there is a small guide available which will help you in passing your test on your first attempt or if you have already failed it then you can easily pass by following the instructions in that guide. It will also give you the required confidence, and you will perform like a pro in your driving license final road test. If you are interested then you may visit or download that guide from Here

Thanking you and wishing you success in your journey.


RTA Theory or Signal Test Dubai | Complete Questions

RTA theory or signal testRTA theory test or  Signal test  in Dubai is taken for the purpose of checking the basic theoretical knowledge of the applicant of driving license. Therefore this test is also called “Drivers Knowledge Test”. This is taken by RTA “Road Transport Authority”. Previously this test was a simple viva like test but for last three years, the authorities in Dubai decided to take this test on computer therefore it is very important for the applicant to know the basic theory of driving which ensures road safety. They even made this test difficult and tougher and  they are well justified in doing so as it gives a complete picture of the applicant that whether he has studied and learnt all the basics of the driving or not. Now I want to come towards the structure of this test. In Dubai this test is taken on computer therefore you must know the basic usage of computer, which will be useful for you, but if you don’t know about usage of  computer? Then you can take helper from RTA who will use computer for you, but he will not participate in the test from his side and you will be the one directing him/her in the selection of answers.

This test is basically multiple choice questions for which three to four choices are given and you will choose the most appropriate or correct answers among them. We can say this test an Easy, difficult as well as a confusing test because you may confuse yourself in selecting the answer. All possible answers are given in such a way that all seem to be the correct. Therefore you must use your brain efficiently and pass this test.

In this test you have to answer thirty questions divided in two sections. You must qualify both sections by obtaining sixty percent or above marks in each. If you failed any section it means you failed the test and will re appear after few days with resutlting in wastage of money and time.You can attempt this test in different languages, language selection is totally on your discrete, and is selected at the time of file opening.

Your driving school will provide a Booklet designed by RTA, If you cover that booklet you can pass this test but it totally depends on your approach of studying that guide. I have seen some well educated people, failing theory test two to three times and the only reason was that they did not pay proper attention to it.

The total duration of this test is thirty five minutes and the result is given immediately after the test. If you pass the test you will progress towards your road classes but if you failed then you must re appear in the test after paying the fee and re registering yourself.

Many people search for the questions of Theory test in Dubai, If you are also among those people then I can help you out in this regard. There is one small book available which is covering hundred plus questions with answers of this test. If you study all these question then you can pass your theory test very easily with more than ninety percent marks. If you want to download all the questions of the RTA knowledge test then Click Here.

We pray for you success in this test, and all others exams coming in your driving license journey.

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