Are you planning to apply for driving license, or perhaps you need to renew your old one? If so, keep in mind that one of the requirements is to undergo an eye test — not just anywhere, but in an eye test centre that is recognised by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai.
Fortunately, there are several optical stores in Dubai that have been approved by the RTA to conduct driving license eye tests. In this article, we have gathered a list of these centres, where you can get an eye test as part of your driving license renewal or application.
Eye Test Centres for Getting a Driver’s License in Dubai
If you are looking for an optical store in Dubai so you can get an driving license eye test, check out the following stores and branches:
1. Ace Optical
Located in Discovery Gardens, Ace Optical is recognised by the RTA to conduct eye tests for driving license applicants. You can call the store’s number or follow its official Facebook page for more details.
Address: Jebel Ali Village, Discovery Gardens, Dubai
Telephone: +971523195862 / +97144458596
2. Al Jaber Optical
In 1982, this company was established in the UAE by Al Jaber Group. Aside from offering eye care and eye wear products, it also conducts driving license eye tests, with approval from the RTA.
Al Jaber Optical has more than 40 stores across the country, including the following locations in Dubai: Arabian Centre, The Ranches Souk – Arabian Ranches, Aswaaq – Mizhar, Bin Sougat, Citywalk, My City Centre Deira, Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Outlet Mall, The Meadows Souk, Ibn Battuta, Jumeirah Town Centre, Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif, Sheikh Zayed 1 – Al Manal, Lindberg by Al Jaber, The Walk – JBR, The Outlet Village, Nakheel Mall, The Springs Souk, Galleria Al Barsha, Dubai Festival City, and Dubai Festival Plaza.
Below are the contact details and map for Al Jaber Optical – Dubai Festival City branch:
Address: Dubai Festival City Mall, Unit SC104, Ground Floor, Festival Blvd., Dubai
3. Aster Opticals
All Aster Opticals outlets in Dubai are approved by the RTA to conduct driving license eye tests. These tests are done based on RTA’s guidelines, and are uploaded to the authority’s portal as well.
The company has outlets all over the Middle East. Here in Dubai, you can visit Aster Opticals in the following locations: Al Furjan, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Qusais, Al Warqa, Al Wasl Road, Arabian Ranches, Bur Dubai, Deira, Discovery Gardens, International City Pavilion, Karama, Mirdif City Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road – Al Barsha, and Meadows (1st Rd. – Dubai).
If you happen to be in Bur Dubai, here are the contact details and map for Aster Opticals there:
Address: 69 Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd., Al Fahidi, Dubai
4. Barakat Optical
Next on the list of RTA-approved eye test centres is Barakat Optical. The company was appointed as an “RTA Trusted Agent” in 2011. It operates several outlets in the UAE, including the following Dubai locations: Al Barsha South, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Outlet Mall, Jumaira Plaza, Jumeirah Park Pavilion, Madina Mall, and Uptown Mirdiff.
Here are the contact details and map of Barakat Optical’s head office:
Address: 592 – 594 Jumeirah Beach Rd., Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah 3, Dubai
5. MAGRABi Optical
This company has been around since 1927, and is actually one of the first stores to become an RTA Trusted Agent. MAGRABi Optical has outlets across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and other emirates.
Notably, MAGRABi Optical has stores in these Dubai locations: Deerfields Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Marina Mall Dubai, The Springs Souq, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Hills Mall, The Village Mall, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, Mirdif City Centre, and Arabian Centre.
Those who are near MAGRABI Optical – The Village Mall can check out the store’s contact details and location map below:
Address: The Village Mall, Shop 01, First Floor, Jumeirah Beach Rd., Dubai
6. Rivoli EyeZone
Rivoli EyeZone offers online appointment booking for those who need RTA eye tests. This company has multiple stores across Dubai, namely: Dubai Festival City, Dubai Mall, Mirdif City Centre, Al Ghurair Mall, Mercato Mall, Oasis Centre, Burjuman Centre, Outlet Mall, Arabian Centre, Dubai Marina Mall, Outlet Village, Ibn Battuta, Nakheel Mall, Dubai Hills Mall, Festival Plaza, Waitrose Motorcity, deira City Centre, and Mall of the Emirates.
If you’re in Dubai Mall and you’d like to get an eye test, here are the contact details and map for Rivoli EyeZone in the area:
Address: FF 135, Opposite La Senza, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
7. Vasan Eye & Multispecialty
Situated in Zabeel Plaza, Vasan Eye & Multispecialty is envisioned by the Vasan Healthcare Group to be the world’s largest day surgical centre. It offers optical services, contact lens, cataract services, cornea services, glaucoma services, and more. Moreover, it is an RTA Trusted Agent that conducts driving license eye tests.
Address: Zabeel Plaza, Zaa’beel St., Al Karama, Dubai
8. Yateem Optician
Yateem Optician began as an optical shop and pharmacy in Bahrain, way back in 1910! Several decades later, the family-owned business ventured into the UAE. Today, the Yateem Group has almost 100 optical outlets.
Apart from offering optical services, Yateem Optician conducts eye tests for driving license applicants. It has several branches in Dubai, including these locations: Wasl Vita, Galleria Mall, Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Beach Centre, Al Diyafah Street, Burjuman Mall, Al Ghurair Centre, Al Rigga, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Hills Mall, City Centre Mirdif, Nakheel Mall, Arabian Centre, The Pointe, Ibn Battuta Mall, and Atlantis, The Palm.
The contact details and map of Yateem Optician’s head office are as follows:
Address: 19B St., Al Quoz, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, Dubai
Getting an eye test in an RTA-approved testing centre is an important part of applying for (or renewing) a driving license in Dubai. Be sure to visit any of the above optical stores when you need to book an eye test. And speaking of driving license, if you are also looking for a driving school where you can get necessary training, check out this list of driving schools in the UAE.