The Heavy Bus driving license course prepares the students for the RTA driving test to get UAE 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

Click here to learn about your heavy bus training journey!


  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Original driving license* issued from other countries of the same vehicle category (if any) to determine 20/15/10 hours course.

*Note: The hologram on the driving license must be visible. If the driving license is not in English or Arabic, please legally translate your driving license from a legal translation typing office in Dubai. Letter from the consulate of your country in case this license is lost will be accepted.

  1. Electronic Eye test- This eye test service is available at the Institute’s main centers or RTA-approved eye test centers in Dubai.



  1. Female customers (younger than 21 years) who wish to take training by a male instructor:

A no-objection letter signed by the sponsor 

  1. Driver visa holders under any category require:

Medical fitness report from the RTA-approved medical centers or hospitals.


For residents with visas issued in the other emirates, one of the following

  1. Copy of the tenancy agreement approved by ejari or copy of the Title Deed as a proof of residence
  2. Copy of the company's trade licence (Dubai branch and the branch that issued the residency)
  3. Letter from the company certifying that the customer works in Dubai
  4. An official document proving that you are currently a student in Dubai.

For diplomats

  1. Copy of the diplomatic passport
  2. Original Emirates ID, if any
  3. A copy of the valid diplomatic card for embassies, consulates and international organisations instead of the Emirates ID
  4. A copy of a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs valid for at least 6 months from the date of submission.

For People of Determination

  1. Copy of the certificate of transfer to the doctor issued by the Licensing Agency

Note: The customer should refer to Rashid Hospital for the medical test.

  1. Sanad Card from Community Development Authority or People of Determination card.

For the Emirati passport holder who is without a family book (Marsoom holders)

  1. Copy of the valid passport
  2. Copy of the valid Marsoom

For the Emirati passport holder who is the son of an Emirati woman

  1. Copy of the valid passport
  2. Valid letter from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs stating that the customer's mother is Emirati

For golden residency holders who have a driver licence from their countries

  1. A copy of the customer previous valid driving license
  2. Knowledge test and Road test results.

20 hours (beginner)

Training courses Normal package
Limited training & tests*
Fixed package
Unlimited training & tests**
Fixed package with card payment
Unlimited training & tests***
Partial payment
Full payment
Partial payment
Full payment
Partial payment
Full payment
Regular Training AED 5220 AED 4947 AED 10,815 AED 9733 AED 10,225 AED 9202
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Weekend Training
AED 5556 AED 5241 AED 13,230 AED 11,760 Not Applicable
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Package information 

*Normal package includes:

  • Theory lectures
  • RTA fees
  • Eye test fees
  • 5% VAT
  • Discount of 4 free training hours
  • One theory test, parking test, initial driver
    assessment test & road test. Additional fees
    apply from the second test onwards.

**Fixed package includes:

  • Unlimited training & tests
    until pass
  • Theory lectures
  • 10% registration discount
  • Eye test
  • RTA fees
  • 5% VAT

***Only for selected banks. Available at
EDI main centers & branches only.

Fixed package includes:

  • Unlimited training & tests
    until pass
  • Theory lectures
  • 10% registration discount
  • Eye test
  • RTA fees
  • 5% VAT

Click here for the detailed fee structure

Pay the course fees in easy installments with Emirates NBD and more!

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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: Mon-Wed-Fri  OR  Sun-Tue -Thurs

6 days a week: Sun - Fri

Saturday Course    

Students can take their training only on Saturday (2 hours every Saturday). 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 Saturday from 07:00 am to 4:00 pm with breaks in between the classes.
•    All vehicles are provided by the institute. 


Training Rules & Regulations:

  • Always carry your Emirates ID, and RTA learning permit while attending the practical training, lectures, and tests.
  • Please arrive 10 mins earlier than your practical training and tests.
  • Should you fail to report within 10 minutes of your class, you’ll be marked as “ABSENT' and compensatory training will apply by paying for the absent class.
  • Should you wish to temporarily stop your training, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. Please by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected].  
  • Should you wish to stop the classes due to health issues, please inform us 48 hours in advance of your scheduled training to avoid absent fees. It is mandatory to submit a DHA attested medical certificate as proof of absenteeism. Please inform us by a call on 04 2631100 or email at [email protected].
  • In case your instructor is absent, we will arrange a replacement instructor & should we fail to provide another instructor, your training will be extended accordingly.


All students who register for the Heavy Bus driving license Course must attend 8 lectures available on weekdays and Saturdays. Lectures can be attended online in English, Urdu or Arabic or at the main centers in Al Qusais or Al Quoz.centers. 

NOTE: The students must bring the Emirates 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 online lectures in English, Arabic & UrduClick here for the user guide.
  • Click here for the classroom lecture schedule.

    Lecture No.


    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


Examined by Ways to apply Note:

Test 1: RTA Knowledge Test


EDI call center (04 2631100) or EDI 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


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: Initial Driver  Assessment Test


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.