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Advanced Driving Courses | Desert Driving

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Want to drive in the desert but don’t know how?

Off-roading in the desert can be a great adventure, but it also has the potential of turning into a bad experience if you are not equipped to handle emergency. To make off-roading a thrilling experience, why not learn to master the sands of beautiful UAE desert?

EDI’s DESERT DRIVING Course enables you to handle a modern 4X4 vehicle in the desert in the breathtaking desert of Dubai. You will be at the wheel and in safe hands whilst gaining your new skill and knowledge to venture safely off-road. Learn about the topography of the desert and situations you are likely to find yourself in while off-roading. Survival is all important in the desert and we give you hints and tips on an array of topics to ensure you stay on top of a situation you could find yourself in!

Who should attend this Course?

  • Anyone wishing to increase knowledge & understanding of driving off road.
  • Owners of 4X4 vehicles who wish to gain confidence to take their own vehicles into the desert.
  • Drivers who have a need to take to the soft track in connection with their working requirements.

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Details & structure of the course

  • EDI’s Desert Driving course provides each delegate with an individually tailored in car training module.
  • Each session is delivered by highly-experienced Advanced Driving Trainers. This day can be recorded and accredited as a part of a larger programme.
  • The day starts with an enjoyable and insightful lecture where 4x4 understanding and a range of training topics are outlined, as well as tips on desert driving.
  • After basic vehicle checks, comes a quick look at essential equipment.
  • Attendees then move to the desert under the friendly guidance of our instructors.
  • After a series of grueling practice sessions and driving in the desert dunes, it is back to the base camp again, where a follow up lecture session take place with even more tips and sound advice.

Feedback and course summaries finish off the day.

Types of Desert Driving Courses offered by EDI :

1. Desert Driving Certification Courses

  • Desert Driving Course- Complete (One day course including interactive theory session and practical training)
  • Desert Driving Course- Essential (Practical training Course of 5 hours in the desert using EDI 4X4 vehicles)
  • Desert Driving Course- Refresher (For those who have attended the complete/essential desert course and want to refresh their desert driving skills)
  • Nissan Patrol Desert Experience Course (specially tailored off-road training course using the new Desert Edition Nissan Patrol)

2. Desert Driving License Course - For Safari guides who wish to get RTA Desert driving license.

  • Walk in to the Emirates Advanced Driving (EAD) Department at the EDI Head Office in Al Qusais, Dubai ( Building no. 5)
  • Please call Ms. Rukaya Salim- 04 2631100 extn.413 or email at rukaya.s@edi.ae
  • Call Centre : 04 – 2631100

Documents required for the courses-

Desert Driving Certification Course-

International driver's license/permit or a UAE driver's license which is valid for at least six months before training.

Desert Driving License Course-

  •     Copy of passport
  •     Copy of Emirates ID
  •     LMV Manual License ( at least 3 years old)
  •     Eye Test report
  •     CID Letter
  •     NOC Letter ( Dubai Tourism Visa)
  •     4 photographs

Other Requirements-

  • Delegate must be 140 cm or more in height ( minimum for adult seatbelt)
  • The course is not most suited for pregnant ladies and for people who suffer from motion sickness and back, neck problems.
  • Clothing: Comfortable and Loose fitting, closed Shoes, Hat and Sun glasses.

 

Course Name

 

Delegates

Timings

Course Description

Course Deliverables

Fees per Delegate

Desert Driving Certification Course (DDC) - Complete

Nissan Patrol Desert Experience Course- Complete (using the new Desert Edition Patrol)

Desert Course ( Sat.-Thurs)

2 delegates*

09:00-05:00

Lecture

&

Practical training

in the desert

Desert Manual,

Lunch &

Certificate

800

Desert Course (Friday )

2 delegates*

900

Desert Course  ( Sat.-Thurs.)

1 delegate*

1,500

Desert Course ( Friday )

1 delegate*

1,600

* Delegate may invite one non-driving guest to share the experience at an additional cost of AED 100.

Desert Driving Certification Course - Essential / Refresher**

Nissan Patrol Desert Experience Course- Essential (using the new Desert Edition Patrol)

Desert Course ( Sat.-Thurs.)

2 delegates*

 

10:00-04:30

 

Practical in desert

Desert Manual,

Lunch &

Certificate

700

Desert course (Friday )

2 delegates*

800

Desert Course ( Sat.-Thurs.)

1 delegate*

1,400

Desert Course (Friday)

1 delegate*

1,500

* Delegate may invite one non-driving guest to share the experience at an additional cost of AED 100.

** Refresher course will be for people who have already attended our Desert driving Complete or Essential course earlier.

 

Desert Driving License Course

Course Name

Delegates

Timings

Fees per Delegate

Desert Driving License Course - Primary

RTA Desert Permit              ( issued in house EDI Qusais  )

270

DDLC Weekdays

1 Delegate

07:30 -11:30

Practical

650

RTA Test

350

RTA Desert License Issue  ( issued in house EDI Qusais  )

290

Total

1560

Desert Driving License Course - Remedial*

DDLC Weekdays

1 Delegate

07:30 -11:30

       Practical

490

RTA Test

350

Total

840

*If the delegate fails the desert test, he must pay again for RTA desert test to re-appear in the test; optionally he may also register again for remedial DDLC course at reduced fee.

Course Structure

Course Timings

Full Day Course * ( 2 delegates)

9am to 5pm

Full Day Course ** ( 1 delegate)

9am to 5pm

Please note:
* This course in conducted on a 2:1 ratio in 1 Vehicle.
** This course is conducted on a 1:1 ratio in 1 Vehicle.

Deliverables to the delegates:
Each delegate will receive a joining pack comprising useful reference material and a comprehensive desert driving manual, which can be used after the course to keep the course objectives and tips fresh in your memory.
•    Desert driving course kit
•    A comprehensive 116 pages desert driving manual
•    Certificate of attendance

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