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. 
  2. The eye test must be completed before the RTA file opening. It can be done at any of EDI’s main centers (Al Qusais/Al Quoz) or at any RTA authorized optical centers in Dubai.
  3. A valid visa issued in Dubai

Driver visa holders (excluding Taxi Company):

  1. Medical fitness report from the RTA approved medical center/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.

UAE Marsom / Bedouin:

  1. Valid and original marsom letter
  2. Eye test report
  3. Valid and original passport 

FILE OPENING PROCESS FOR OTHER-EMIRATES

Mandatory documents required for applicants
  1. On personal or family-sponsored visa currently residing in Dubai:
    1. Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
    2. Original and valid Emirates ID
    3. Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA*
    4. Eye test report (After approval)
    5. Declaration letter from the school or university (if the applicant is a student in Dubai)
    6. NOC for professional help (e.g. housemaid, nanny, driver)
      *not required in case the declaration letter is available
       
  2. On a company-sponsored visa:
    1. Situation 1: Company has a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      • Valid passport copy & visa copy of the applicant
      • Original and valid Emirates ID
      • Copy of valid trade license of the Dubai branch of the company. The company name must match the name on the trade license.
      • NOC to clearly mention that the applicant is working in the Dubai branch of the company.
      • Eye test (After approval)
         
    2. Situation 2: Company does not have a branch in Dubai & currently residing in Dubai:
      (e.g. Applicants on investor or partner visa from other-emirates do not have a branch & currently residing in Dubai)
      • Valid passport copy & visa copy of the sponsor & applicant
      • Original and valid Emirates ID
      • Valid tenancy contract (Ejari) & electricity bill from DEWA
      • Eye test report (After approval)
      • NOC issued by the company from other emirates if they do not have any branch in Dubai

20 hours (beginner)

Training courses Regular training Friday Training
Partial payment fee Full payment fee Partial payment fee Full payment fee
Regular price course*
(Discount of 4 free hours included!)
RTA fees 
included
AED 1,450
AED 4,905 AED 4,645 AED 5,225 AED 4,925
Fixed price course**
(10% registration discount + eye test included!)
AED 10,300 AED 9,270 AED 12,100 AED 11,200
Fixed price course with card payment**
(10% registration discount + eye test included!)
AED 9,738 AED 8,764 - -
*includes lectures and only first theory test, parking test, assessment test & road test. Additional fees apply from the second test onwards; 5% VAT applicable
**unlimited training & tests until pass; 5% VAT applicable. Click here for the detailed fee structure

 

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 the Al Qusais and Al Quoz main centers.
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 07:00 am to 4:00 pm with breaks in between the classes.
•    All vehicles are provided by the institute. 

Training Rules & Regulations:

1. Please always carry your Emirates ID, EDI student ID, RTA learning permit 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 your 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 a 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 the 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 or Al Quoz.
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
  • Click here to see the user guide.
  • Click here for the Classroom 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 a remote instant interpretation of driving theoretical tests, conducted by RTA, to driver license applicants in different languages.

The step is part of RTA's endeavors to enrich the Smart City initiative and realize 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 the 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 learner's 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 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.