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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 36 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

How to register 

•    Walk into EDI Head Office at Al Qusais, Dubai or any of the 2 training and testing centres - Al Quoz & Port Rashid
•    Walk into any of our branches. Click here for our locations.
•    Register Online – Click here

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 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 centers (Al Qusais/Al Quoz/Port Rashid) or at any RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  3. No Objection letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
  4. if Employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
  5. 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.

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR:
Female customers wanting to take training by the male instructor:

  1. Copy of RTA learning permit
  2. No Objection letter signed by the sponsor (father/husband). For UAE nationals/company visa holders, No Objection letter to be signed by self.
  3. Copy of Emirates ID

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

People of Determination (special needs):

  1. Original medical report from Rashid Hospital
  2. Sanad Card from CDA if available (optional)

Pregnant women:

  1. No Objection letter signed by husband
  2. ‘Fit to Drive’ Certificate from the consulting doctor

Dependent visa from other Emirate if:

I. Sponsor is working and/or staying in Dubai & customer is a housewife must submit:

  1. Tenancy contract (Ejari) & DEWA bill
  2. No Objection letter from the sponsor (i.e. husband)
  3. Visa copy of the applicant
  4. Passport & visa copy of the sponsor

II.Sponsor is working and/or staying in other Emirate & the customer is working in Dubai must submit:
     5. Copy of temporary work permit

III.Sponsor is working and/or staying in other Emirate & the customer is studying in Dubai:

5. No Objection letter from applicant’s college/university stating the applicant is studying in their Dubai campus & college/university allows the customer to apply for driving license.
6. Copy of applicant’s college/university ID
7. No Objection from the sponsor
8. Visa copy of the applicant
9. Visa copy of the sponsor

Total Training Fees (In AED)

Training Hours

Regular

Friday

20 hours training
 

5335

5735

Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)

Hours

Regular

Friday

20 hours training
 

2600

3000

Additional Fees: (In AED)

Particulars

Heavy Bus

EDI Admission Fees

675

RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book

610

Lecture Fees

Free

Practicing Theory Test

Free

Theory Test

310

Parking Test

310

Assessment Test

250

Road Test

310

License Issue

270

Optional services: (AED)

Transportation Charges (Dubai / Sharjah / Ajman)

NA

Nursery (per hour)

10

Course change fee

120

Training extension service fee (upon road test fail)

150

Exam additional preparation fees (upon theory test fail)

50

File transfer charge

110

Theory Test Preparation Fee

FREE

Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 120

REGISTER NOW TO GET FREE HOURS

1. If a student registers for 20 hours they can get 4 Free hours and additional 2 free hours on making full payment at the time of registration.
2. Corporate company-paid, self-paid students are excluded from this summer offer. However, corporate self-paid students will get 2 Free hours for making full payment in advance.

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 need to take 8 lectures from EDI. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. We offer these lectures in different languages such as English/Hindi/Urdu and Arabic at different locations across Dubai such as EDI Head Office (Al Qusais), AL Quoz, Port Rashid & Al Aweer
Please note that all students have to bring their Registration Card (MDT), RTA Training Book and Learning Permit for the lectures attendance.

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

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures before you book your theory test, practical driving classes. Now you can also take lecture 2,4,5,6&7 in English, Arabic & Urdu via e-Lecture (online lecture). Click here to see the user guide. Click here for lecture schedule.
  • 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.

Fees

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

Click here to view list of available languages

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

Name of Test

Test Location

Taken by

                                                                 When

Knowledge Test

Qusais & Al Quoz

RTA

                 After attending all the lectures

 

Parking test

Qusais & Al Quoz

EDI

               For students registered for 20 hours; after passing theory test and taking 12 hours of training

Assessment Test

Qusais & Al Quoz

EDI

For students registered for 20 hours;  After 18 hours of training

Road Test

Qusais & Al Quoz

RTA

                 On completing the registered number of classes and above tests

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