Sharjah Driving Institute is one of the first governmental training and academic institutes in the Arab region and the Middle East. It has been in operation since October 1991. The establishment of the SDI has brought about a paradigm shift in the quality of drivers' training and their qualifications for obtaining a driver's license. SDI provides Driver License Acquisition training Courses using its fleet of over 500 vehicles in different vehicle categories like Light Motor Vehicle (Car), Heavy Bus, Light Bus, Heavy Truck, Forklift, and Motorcycles. Over 500,000 students have acquired their driving licenses from SDI since its inception. SDI has over 500 qualified male and female Instructors of different nationalities who can instruct the students in their primary language making it easier for them to learn.