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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


Documents required for Heavy Truck driving license course are : 

1.    Two passport copies with valid Dubai residence visa *
2.    Original Emirates ID card and copy of front and back
3.    2 passport size photographs
4.    Eye Test Receipt (Eye test can be done at EDI Head Office or at any of the Registered optical Centers)
5.    No Objection Letter (NOC) from Sponsor*. Click here to download the 'Sample NOC format'.
6.     UAE's license of LMV/ Light bus/heavy bus


Important: RTA has introduced commercial driver permit & commercial driver medical testing which is mandatory for commercial drivers those who have 'driver' mentioned on the residence visa. A medical fitness examination is required to be done from any of the RTA approved medical center as shown in the table below.



DHA-Medical fitness services


Canadian specialist hospital

04- 7072222

DM Healthcare LLC


Gulf healthcare international


Iranian hospital Dubai


Prime health care group LLC


Zulekha hospital


The license is issued only after passing all RTA tests & requirements. The commercial driving permit is required to be obtained at the cost of AED 110.
** If registering online, original Emirates ID card will be required for file opening. Kindly bring it to EDI or request us to get it collected. To request for collection, please call our call center at +971 4 263 1100.

RTA File Opening
•    Student File will be opened in our in-house RTA section
•    Eye Test will be done at our in - house Eye testing facility for AED 100. (Receipt will be attached with the RTA Traffic Department Form). Alternatively, eye test can be done at any one of the registered optical Centers and receipt can be submitted.
•    RTA Learning Permit is issued upon payment of RTA Admission Fees. EDI admission fees will also be charged.
•    Student can then pay by choosing his preference of training structure. Minimum advance payment of AED 1500 is required for registration.
•    Upon registration, the student will receive the EDI Student Folder consisting of Driving Manual, Signal Card, Learn Driving DVD, Lecture Schedule Booklet &EDI Trainee Rights and Responsibilities.

How to Register:

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


Total Training Fees (In AED)





20 hours training
(40 classes)




Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)





20 hours training
(40 classes)




Additional Fees: (In AED)




EDI Admission Fees



RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book



Lecture Fees



Practicing Theory Test



Theory Test



Assessment Test



Road Test



License Issue



Parking test 310 310

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)

Transportation Charges (Dubai / Sharjah / Ajman)


Nursery (per hour)


Course change fee


Training extension service fee (upon road test fail)


Exam additional preparation fees (upon theory test fail)


File transfer charge


Theory Test Preparation Fee


Note: Internal Eye Test Fees is AED 130

Regular Course

2 classes 3 days a week (3 hours training)
4 classes 3 days a week (6 hours training)
2 classes 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). 

V.I.P course
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 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 Truck driver training Course need to take 9 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.

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

EDI lecture schedule - click here to download

Rules of Attendance

  • Please ensure you have attended all 8 lectures before you book your theory test, practical driving classes
  • Joining Instructions with Terms and Conditions – click here to download
  • EDI Trainee Rights & Responsibilities – click here to download
  • EDI lecture schedule during Ramadan - click here to download
  • EDI lecture schedule post Eid - 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.


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

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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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