If you are a driver of a large and heavy vehicle such as a truck, tractor or trailer, you will understand that the differences between your vehicle and light vehicle (car) are great. While many of the basic driving principles are similar to those governing light vehicles, manoeuvring and controlling a heavy vehicle vary in many respects.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn various aspects of heavy truck driving such as the starting, balancing and positioning of the heavy vehicle, learn the gear functions and its purpose, understand the use of the clutch, brake, accelerator, trafficator and dashboard, road markings and signals, changing lanes, vehicle control, anticipation and reaction, courtesy to other road users and the legal restrictions and obligations. 

How do I enroll in the course?

  1. Register online or visit any of our main centers/branches.
  2. Click on the ‘Documents Required’ tab for a list of the mandatory documents required for enrollment.
  3. Complete eye test at our main centers or at any of the RTA registered optical shops.

What will my training consist of?

Your heavy truck driving training consists of completing the below mandatory steps:

Step 1: Theory lectures
Step 2: Theory test 
Step 3: Practical training
Step 4: Parking test
Step 5: Intial Driver Assessment
Step 6: Road test

Click here to learn about your heavy truck training journey!



  1. Original Emirates ID 
  2. Electronic Eye test- This eye test service is available at the Institute’s main centers or RTA-approved eye test centers in Dubai.
  3. A commercial license permit is required if the designation on the visa is 'Driver'**
  4. Medical fitness report required if:
    • The customer holds a 'Driver' visa 
    • The customer above the age of 65 years 
    • Drivers under personal sponsorship and not company sponsored.

**List of approved hospital and clinics for Commercial Permit medical test:

Hospitals/Centre Phone number

  DHA-Medical Fitness Centre

Canadian Hospital 04-7072222
DM Healthcare     04-4400500
Gulf Healthcare    04-223332
Iranian hospital 04-4046755
Prime Healthcare 04-2233324
Zulekha Hospital 04-2233324



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
  1. 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 (Group A)
Partial payment fees Full payment fee Partial payment fee Full payment fee Partial payment fee Full payment fee
Regular Training AED 5609 AED 5273 AED 12,705 AED 11,435 AED 11,642 AED 10,478
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Weekend Training
AED 6113 AED 5714 AED 14,837 AED 13,157 Not Applicable
RTA fees of AED 1450 included in the prices above
Package information

*Normal package includes:

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

**Fixed package includes:

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

Click here for the detailed fee structure

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

  Register Now  


You may register at any EDI branch located across Dubai; Click here to locate nearest EDI branch

The students can choose the below training schedule at our Al Qusais and Al Quoz centres:

  1. Regular training (daily training from 8:30 AM to 5 PM)
    1. 1-hour training for 3 days in a week    (1-hour training in 1 day)   
      Available on Monday-Wednesday-Friday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday 
    2. 2 hours training for 3 days in a week   (2 hours training in 1 day)   
      Available on Monday-Wednesday-Friday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday  
    3. 1-hour training for 6 days in a week    (1-hour training in 1 day)    Available from Sunday to Friday
  2. Saturday training (only on Saturday from 7 AM to 4 PM) 
    1. 2 hours of training on every Saturday           (2 hours training in 1 day)

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 Heavy Truck driver training must attend 9 theory lectures available on weekdays and Saturdays. Lectures can be attended online in English, Urdu or Arabic or at the main centers in Al Qusais and Al Quoz centers. 

NOTE: The students must bring the Emirates ID and RTA Learning Permit to attend the lectures.

Lecture Topics:

  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 9 lectures before you book your theory test, practical driving classes. Now you can attend online theory lectures in English, Arabic & Urdu. Click 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

    Lecture 9 (Articulated Truck)

    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 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 the 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 apply besides the AED 310.

Click here to view the list of available languages

Remember to:
•    Obtain your RTA learner's 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 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.
  • The test can be attended only at the main centers (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 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: Intial Driver 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:  Articulated Truck Test EDI EDI Al Qusais center (Scheduling Dept.)
  • The test can booked based on your training schedule & instructor’s confirmation.
  • The test can be booked by the course-in-charge at the Al Qusais center.
Test 5: 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.