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Posted On: 26 May 2021 08:15 pm
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List of driving schools in Qatar

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Do you want to learn how to drive? Or maybe want to take a refresher driving course? There are many driving schools in Qatar to choose from that can teach you both theory and practical lessons, as well as prepare you for the exams that you need to undergo to get your driving license in Qatar.

The driving schools in Qatar usually have classrooms for the theory classes, training area, simulator training, eye test center, mosque, cafeteria, and a separate area for female students. Most driving schools also provide transportation to and from the driving schools to designated locations for their students.

Note: Driving schools will reopen on 28 May 2021. Some facilities may be closed depending on the current restrictions.

For the 1st phase of the gradual lifting of restrictions, driving schools are permitted to open with a maximum of 30% capacity, provided that all employees are fully vaccinated.

Here's the list of driving schools in Qatar

Karwa Driving School

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Opened in 2006 as a part of Mowasalat Transport Company, Karwa Driving School (KDS) is the “only driving school in Qatar which has the capability to offer training solutions for personal driving licensing needs, personal road safety needs and industrial transportation requirements in the GCC region.”

KDS also provides free transportation as a complimentary service to its customers.

  • Courses: General Driving License Course, ADR Dangerous Goods Driver Training, CPC Driver Training, CPC Manager Training, Defensive Driving Training, DGSA Training, Emergency Vehicle Driver Safety Program, Excavator Licensing Course, Forklift Licensing Course, Heavy Bus Licensing Course, Heavy Equipment Safety Operations Training, Loader Licensing Course, Medium Truck Licensing Course, Mobile crane Licensing Course, Motorcycle Licensing Course, Professional Bus Driver Training, Professional Limousine Driver Training, Professional Taxi Driver Training, Safe Loading and Cargo Securing Training, Trailer Licensing Course, VNA & EPS Training
  • Location: Industrial Area Street 37, Gate 18, Doha, Qatar
  • Website: https://www.karwadrivingschool.com
  • Contact number: +974 4458 8865; +974 4458 8151; +974 4458 8044
  • Email: [email protected]

    Al Khebra Driving Academy

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    Operating since 2007, Al Khebra Driving Academy is ISO 9001-2015 certified and one of the preferred driving schools in Qatar. Their mission is "to train novice drivers and make the State of Qatar’s Highway Transportation System (HTS) safer, efficient and effective."

    • Courses: Flexible Light “Together Until You Pass”, VIP Full/Half Course Manual, Bus “Together Until You Pass”, Medium Truck “Together Until You Pass”, Crane “Together Until You Pass”, Trailer “Together Until You Pass”, Light “Together Until You Pass”, Regular Light Full Course with Female Instructor
    • Location: Abu Hamour, Doha
    • Website: https://alkhebradriving.com
    • Contact number: +974 4032 4444
    • Email: [email protected]

    Alijarah Driving Academy

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    Established in 2003, Alijarah Driving Academy operates with a fleet of more than 100 vehicles and offers theory classes in English, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam. The driving school also has its own mobile app.

    • Courses: Motorcycle, Light Vehicle (Full Course, Half Course, VIP)
    • Location: Wadi aba Saleel, G ring road, Doha
    • Website: http://www.ada.com.qa
    • Contact number: +974 44060111
    • Email: [email protected]

    Dallah Driving Academy

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    According to its website, Dallah Driving Academy is one of the largest driving training schools in the country and has already more than 100,000 successful student graduates. They also have a child care center as part of their facilities (may be closed due to COVID-19 restrictions).

    Doha Driving Academy

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    Opened in 1985, Doha Driving Academy offers driving training for all kinds of vehicles. It also has a huge fleet of modern vehicles and has an in-house file opening and license issuing facility. They also offer free transport service for students. According to its website, the driving school has a 90% passing rate.

    • Courses: VIP Driving Course, Light Motor Vehicle Driving Course, Motorcycle Driving Course, Heavy Bus Driving Course, Heavy Vehicles Driving Course, Forklift Driving Course, Direct Test Procedure, Platinum Driving Course, Driver Skill Refresher Course, Road Only Training Course,
    • Location: Wadi Al Askar, Al Kharaitiyat, Qatar
    • Website: http://www.dohadrivingacademy.com
    • Contact number: +974 4479 2263 ,+974 4479 2264
    • Email: [email protected]

    Gulf Driving School

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    Since 1989, Gulf Driving School has been providing driver & rider training to its individual customers and corporate clients. Gulf Driving School conducts lessons in English, Arabic and Urdu.

    • Courses: Motorcycle, Light Vehicles, Heavy Vehicles
    • Locations:
      • Al Fadaill Street, Al Thumama, Doha, Qatar
      • Gulf Driving School Zone - 92, Al-Aqaria Labour Camp. Area, Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), Mesaieed, Qatar
    • Website: https://www.gdsqatar.com.qa
    • Contact number: +974 4465 2666 /+974 4465 4666 / +974 4465 2822; +974 4477 0719
    • Email: [email protected]

    United Driving School

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    United Driving School offers comprehensive and fully organized driving training sessions since 1997. They cater to Arabic, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Singhalese speaking people.

    • Courses: Light Vehicle, Heavy Vehicle, (Full, Half, Road only, Training only),
    • Location: Wholesale Market, Qatar
    • Website: http://udqatar.com
    • Contact number: +974 4468 1003 /+974 4468 1004
    • Email: [email protected]

    Driving lessons FAQ

      How much are driving lessons in Qatar?

      Driving school fees vary and can change anytime but according to the fees posted on the websites, the light driving course starts at QR 2,550 (half) and the motorcycle driving course starts at QR 1,250 (half). Aside from the course fees, driving schools may ask for fees for learning permit, test fee, theory, and more. It's best to inquire directly at the driving school for updated fee structure.

      If you're a beginner, you have to register for the Full Course and if you already possess a license from your country, you're eligible for the Half Course after you get approval from the MOI Traffic Department.

      Eye test starts from QR 30.

      What are the requirements to register for driving schools in Qatar?

      You would need:

      • Copy of your QID (take note that your profession on your QID must be eligible to apply for a driving license)
      • Passport size photo
      • Eyesight test from the driving school or any Traffic department accredited eye center

      Some driving schools require a No Objection Letter from the Sponsor and a copy of Company Registration for employees.

      You would also need to be at least 18 years old to apply for a light vehicle license and 21 years old to apply for a heavy vehicle license.

      Find out more:

      Sources: Websites and Facebook pages of driving schools mentioned above