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The Heavy Vehicles – Truck driving course prepares the students for the RTA Driving Test to get Dubai Driving License No. 4. Students who complete this driving course and pass the RTA driving tests are licensed to drive heavy trucks. Minimum age requirement for heavy truck course is 20 years.

Heavy Truck criterion- Weight more than 2.5 tons.

Key Course Content

  • Starting and balancing the vehicle
  • Positioning of vehicle
  • Gear functions and purpose
  • Use of clutch, brake, accelerator, trafficator and dash boards
  • Road markings and signals
  • Changing lanes
  • Vehicle control
  • Anticipation and reaction
  • Courtesy to other road users
  • Legal restrictions and obligations


  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 letter required only if profession is not mentioned in the RTA exempted list of professions
  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.

4. Medical fitness report and Commercial license permit are required if the designation on the visa is 'Driver'.

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 training fees (in AED)

Friday training fees (in AED)

Gold training fees (in AED)

20 hours training




Break-up of the total training fees 

Training Hours

Regular training
(in AED)

Friday training
(in AED)

Gold training
(in AED)

20 hours training




Additional fees: 


Regular/Friday training fee
(in AED)

Gold Training fees
in AED)

EDI Admission Fees



RTA file opening, Learning permit & RTA handbook



Lecture fees



Practicing Theory Test



Theory Test



Assessment Test



Road Test



License Issue



Parking test



P.S. In case your visa mentions your profession as "Driver" an additional fee of AED 100 will be charged against Commercial License Permit by RTA.

Optional services: (AED)

Course change fee


Training extension service fee (upon road test fail)


Exam additional preparation fees (upon theory test fail)


File transfer charge


Internal Eye test fee

AED 130


1. When you register for 20 hours training, you get 4 FREE training hours & additional 2 FREE training hours upon full payment at the time of registration.
2. Corporate company-paid and 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.

Regular Course

1 hour 3 days a week (3 hours training)
2 hours 3 days a week (6 hours training)
1 hour 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 of training). 

Gold training (VIP)
2 hours training in a day and 4 days in a week (8 hours training a week)
Training Timings and location
•    The training timings for regular are from 08:30am to 05:00pm with a lunch 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. 
•    Heavy Truck driving license training can be taken from EDI Head Office in Al Qusais and AlQuoz. 

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 temporarily 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 the 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 & log out 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 Truck driver training must attend 9 theory lectures. 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.

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
9.    Articulated Truck

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 can RIS service 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.


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 theory and 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


Knowledge Test

Qusais & Al Quoz



            After attending all the lectures

Parking test

Qusais & Al Quoz


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

Assessment Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


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

Road Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


            On completing the registered number of classes and above tests

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