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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, especially 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


  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. A valid Dubai visa
  4. No Objection Certificate is required* 
    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.



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

20 hours training (mandatory)

Training timings

Total fee till first road test
(Discount of 4 FREE hours included!)

Fixed price course till pass
(10% discount included!)

Regular training

AED 4,965

AED 10,800

Friday Training

AED 5,285

AED 12,600


Get extra 2 FREE hours upon full payment!

Get extra 10% OFF upon full payment

*Extra 5% VAT applicable

(Training Extension fee of AED 150 is not applicable for the Fixed Price course)


Customers who hold a valid and original driving license from any GCC countries i.e. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are eligible for the Direct Test course for AED 2,625 (file opening and all tests included)*

*Customers can take optional lectures & practical training before the road test. The training fee will be applicable as per current rates


Fees Break-up is as below:

Training Fees: (In AED)




20 hours training



Additional Fees: (In AED)


Fees in AED

EDI Admission Fees


RTA File Opening, Learning Permit & RTA Book


Lecture Fees


Practicing Theory Test


Theory Test


Parking Test


Assessment Test


Road Test


License Issue


Direct test course - Admission Fees

Training Extension Fees* 100

* Incidental Charge

- An additional charge of AED 320 is applicable in case of preponing any RTA test. 

- Optional servicesInternal Eye Test Fees is AED 140


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

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 Bus driving license Course need to take 8 lectures from EDI. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. We offer these lectures in different languages such as English, Urdu, and Arabic at our main centers in Al Qusais, AL Quoz & Port Rashid.
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

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/online lecture. Click here to see the user guide. Click here for LIVE 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

Click here to know your detailed heavy bus training journey.

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. Click here to view list of available 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.


The service is available at additional AED 435 excluding the RTA Knowledge test fee.

Click here to view the list of available languages

Remember to:
•    Obtain your RTA learners 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 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; after passing theory test and taking 12 hours of training

Assessment Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


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

Road Test

Qusais & Al Quoz


                 On completing the registered number of classes and above tests

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