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RTA gives Gold Category rating to EDI - Sep 2014


RTA gives ‘Gold Category’ rating to Emirates Driving Institute

EDI ranked first amongst six institutes operating in Dubai

15th September 2014, Dubai - RTA’s evaluation of driving institutes in Dubai reveals that about 70% of the driving institutes are rated in the silver category while Emirates Driving Institute is the only institute to get the ‘Gold Category’ rating, ranking it first amongst the six driving schools operating in Dubai. EDI has bagged this first position for two consecutive years- 2012 & 2013.


The ‘Partners Performance Management System Assessment’ audit is conducted by RTA annually to assess and improve the performance of the organization, encourage positive competitiveness amongst driving institutes for better customer service and safer vehicles/Drivers on road and to assess and reward the driving institutes transparently as per international good practices.


Mr. Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of RTA’s Licensing Agency, saidEmirates Driving Institute held the first place in 2012 and has continued to improve its performance over the past year by 13%”


In the assessment system, there are 10 approved standards/criteria, each of which constitutes a certain weight percentage of the overall rate. The 10 criteria includes RTA requirements, leadership, service related processes, assets & resources management, human resources management, Internal management systems & excellence, technical processes results , training Results (trainee), customer satisfaction results and employee satisfaction results.

Mr. Hussain Al Saffar, Director of Drivers Training and Qualification, RTA said “Emirates Driving Institute has most widely implemented the requirements of the body which is reflected in the results of students training at the institute, who score the highest percentage success amongst the applicants for examination. Statistics has also revealed that the students who obtain license from EDI make up the lowest percentage in traffic accidents compared to the rest of the students in other institutes”

Mr. Amer Belhasa, Managing Director, Emirates Driving Institute stated:

“The management of Emirates Driving Institute (EDI) and all my colleagues and I are very proud to have achieved this prestigious RTA Award for the 2nd year running. It is great to know that all our hard work in creating the leading driving training establishment in the GCC, with the best-trained staff has been acknowledged”.

“To also have the highest RTA Road Test pass rate is an endorsement of our Western best-practice training methodology, and to know that EDI students are the safest on the busy roads of the UAE after passing their Test is fantastic news!!” he added.


About EDI:

Emirates Driving Institute is the largest and the most successful Driving Institute in Dubai and the Middle East and has been in operation since 1991. Around 250,000 students have acquired their driving licenses from EDI since then. We have a fleet of over 1000 vehicles in different vehicle categories such as Light Motor Vehicle (LMV), Heavy Bus (HVB), Heavy Truck (HVT), Shovel, Forklift, and Motor Cycles. EDI has over 1000 qualified Male and Female Instructors of different nationalities who can instruct the students in their primary language making it easier for them to take their driver training.

Our driving tuition standards are set at International levels and our driving tuition methods are continuously updated to make use of the latest driving techniques.

Our international partners, The Institute of The Motor Industry of The UK, The International Association for Driver Education and Institute of Advanced Motorists -UK (IAM), each play a major role in ensuring we are kept in touch with leading edge driving & testing tuition developments.

Our Driver Training Methodology is accredited by the AA Driving School (UK), the largest and best-renowned driving school in the World. Our newly established division of Emirates Driving Institute is known as ‘Emirates Advanced Driving’ and caters to Post- License Training Courses of all types. We offer Defensive Driving, Desert Driving, Expat orientation and Refresher Courses in this Division. Our Courses are at best ‘Western’ standards, fully approved and accredited by International learned organisations.

EDI has also initiated the first Disabled Driver Training Programme in Dubai for people who are unable to drive using foot pedals.


Press Contacts:

Nikita Rahman

PR & Communications Officer-EDI # 00971-4 2631100 Ext.479;


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