The Heavy Bus driving license course prepares the students for the RTA driving test to get  Dubai Driving License category 6. Students who complete this course and pass the RTA Road Tests are licensed to drive passenger buses. Minimum age requirement for heavy bus driving license course is 21 years.
Heavy Bus Criterion- Capacity of the bus is more than 26 passengers.

This course has the same technical content as others and additionally it lays emphasis on passenger care and safety. The driver should ensure his passengers specially children are seated properly, are holding the handrails and he should know what to do in an emergency such as fire or accident.

Key Course content

  • Precautions before starting the engine
  • Use of gear clutch , brakes, mirrors
  • Lane discipline / lane changing
  • Reversing the vehicle
  • Parking
  • Anticipation and reaction
  • Courtesy to other road users
  • Handling passengers
  • Road markings and signals
  • Legal restrictions and obligations

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS

  1. Original Emirates ID
    Please note: Visa copy may be required if the designation mentioned in the Emirates ID is not the same as in the stamped visa. Emirates / FlyDubai cabin crew must provide visa copy if the profession is different in Emirates ID.
  2. Eye test must be completed before RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s 3 main centres (Al Qusais/Al Quoz/Port Rashid) or at any RTA authorized optical centres in Dubai.
  3. No Objection Certificate is required* 
    1. if employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
    2. If unemployed/ personal employed sponsor: No Objection letter from the sponsor must be submitted on a white paper with the signature. 

Please note: No Objection letter must be addressed to RTA, Dubai stating issue date, student name, passport no., selected vehicle category & gear transmission (automatic/manual). The No Objection letter is valid for only 6 months from the issue date unless the validity is mentioned by the sponsor.

*For UAE/GCC nationals, No Objection letter is not required even if the customer is below 21 years.

  1. Valid original home country driving license of the same category (if any): License must be legally translated only from Dubai if not printed in English/Arabic. The license must be attested from the home country embassy/consulate if in handwritten and/or in book format.

Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical centre/hospitals.

File transfer from other institutes in Dubai/Emirates:

  1. Original RTA file from the previous school/institute (if registered before April 2017)
  2. No Objection letter /status report from previous school/institute.
  3. Theory lectures details (if attended)
  4. Valid /invalid learning permit (not applicable for other Emirates)
  5. Training Sheet (if practical training has been taken)

Customer holding partner visa:

  1. Copy of valid trade license.

Customers working in Dubai holding visa from other Emirate:

  1. Copy of trade license in Dubai
  2. Copy of trade license in other Emirate (name must be same as in Dubai trade license)
  3. No Objection letter from Dubai office stating the customer is employed & working in their Dubai office. (No Objection letter must be printed on company’s letterhead with company stamp and signature of designated authority).

Marsom / Bedouin (who do not have Emirates ID):

  1. Marsom letter
Beginner Training - 20 hours
Regular training Friday training
RTA fee AED 1510 AED 1510
EDI fee AED 3,455 + 5% VAT AED 3,775 + 5% VAT
Total fee till first road test with only the first test-attempt fees 
(Including Theory test, Parking test, Assessment test, and Road test fee & a discount of 4 FREE training hours)
AED 4,965 AED 5,285
*Fixed price course till pass
(Including a 10% registration discount, RTA fee, and eye test fee)
AED 10,800 + 5% VAT AED 12,600 + 5% VAT
Get Summer Discounts upto AED 700!

You may register at any EDI branch located across Dubai; Click here to locate the nearest branch
 

EDI offers a variety of training course options to choose from. Based on your flexibility , you can choose from  the following - 

Regular Course

1 hour 3 days a week (3 hours training)
2 hours 3 days a week (6 hours training)
1 hours 6 days a week (6 hours training)
3 days a week
Sat - Mon -Wed or Sun -Tue - Thurs    6 days a week
Sat - Thurs

Friday Course    

Students can take their training only on Friday (2 hours every Friday). Heavy Bus driving license course can be taken from EDI Head Office in Qusais and Al Quoz.
Training Timings 
•    The training timings are from 08:30am to 05:00pm with a break of two hours during the day between 1:15pm to 3:00pm.
•    We also have training Classes on Friday from 07:00am to 4:00pm with breaks in between the classes.
•    All vehicles are provided by the institute. 

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your RTA learners’ permit, MDT card and RTA handbook while attending the practical training, lectures and tests.

2. You are requested to report for all your practical training classes on time. You’ll be marked as “ABSENT,” should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class starting time. Once marked “absent,” you’ll have to take the compensatory class by paying for that particular class.

3. If you wish to temporary stop your training, you must inform your course in-charge 24 hours before your scheduled training time. If you fail to do so, you’ll be marked as absent for that day.

4. In case you’re instructor is absent, we will try to arrange some other instructor for that particular class.  Should we fail to provide another instructor, we will extend your training accordingly.

5. You must use the MDT card for timely login & logout of your training. Please insert the training card in your training vehicle as soon as your training begins and take it out once the training is over.

All students who register for Heavy Bus driving license Course must attend 8 lectures available on weekdays and Fridays. Lectures can be attended online (e-lectures) in English, Urdu or Arabic or at the main centers in Al Qusais, Al Quoz, and Port Rashid centers. 

NOTE: The students must bring the EDI student ID and RTA Learning Permit to attend the lectures.

Lecture Topics:
Lecture 1.    Attitude and responsibilities
Lecture 2.    Traffic signs
Lecture 3.    Managing risk
Lecture 4.    Driver condition
Lecture 5.    Driving environment
Lecture 6.    Rules of road
Lecture 7.    Hazards and Emergencies
Lecture 8.    Your Vehicle

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures before attending the theory test, practical driving classes. Now you can also attend lectures in English, Arabic & Urdu via e-lecture/online lecture. Click here to see the user guide. Click here for LIVE lecture schedule.

    Lecture No.

    Language

    Lecture 1

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 2

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 3

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 4

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 5

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 6

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 7

    English, Arabic & Urdu

    Lecture 8

    English, Arabic & Urdu

  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download

RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)

The service provides remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants in different languages.

The step is part of RTA's endeavours to enrich the Smart City initiative and realise its third strategic goal - People's Happiness

How RIS service can be availed?

As per RTA guidelines, students have to submit an application for appointing an interpreter in the preferred language at the time of opening RTA file and pay the applicable fees. This service cannot be added at a later stage while booking the Road Test.

FeesAn additional fee of AED 400/- will be charged for availing this service apart from the regular exam fee of AED 310/-.

Remember to:

  • Obtain your RTA learners permit prior to your first driving lesson and carry it with you throughout the training period. Renew the permit once it expires.
  • Attend your first and all subsequent driving classes and tests with necessary lenses/ glasses.
  • Not be absent from classes without informing the concerned reception staff 48 hours before the class time or you will be charged for the classes.
  • Make proper payments for training and tests on time to avoid unnecessary problems/delays

Tests

Examined by Ways to apply Note:

Test 1: RTA Knowledge Test

RTA

EDI call center (04 2631100) orEDI main centers (test dept.)
  • The test can be booked from 8 am to 4:15 pm; Saturday to Thursday at the main centers only (Al Qusais or Al Qouz).
  • The test center will be based on the location chosen at the time of registration.

Test 2: RTA Inside Test

RTA

EDI Al Qusais center  (Test Dept)
  • The test can be booked based on your training schedule & instructor’s confirmation.
  • Please visit the Test Department in Al Qusais center to book the test
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time with all documents.

Test 3: Assessment Test

EDI

EDI call center & main centers
  • The test can be attended at the main center Al Qusais or Al Quoz.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center

Test 4: RTA Road test

RTA EDI main centers
(Test Department)
  • The test can be attended based on the RTA availability at Al Qusais or Al Quoz center.
  • Extra charge applies for attending the test on Saturday.
  • Please arrive 30 mins earlier than the test time at the respective training center.