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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, maneuvering 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 enrol myself in the course?

  1. Register online or visit any of our 3 main centres/branches.
  2. Click on ‘Documents Required’ tab for a list of the mandatory documents required for enrollment.
  3. Complete eye test at our 3 main centres 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 (RTA)
Step 3: Practical training
Step 4: Parking/Yard test (RTA)
Step 5: Assessment/Internal test (EDI)
Step 6: Road test (RTA)

Click here to know your detailed heavy truck training journey.

What if I already have a driving license?

If you hold a valid driving license from the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Qatar) and wish to take the UAE heavy truck driving license, you may take optional practical training or simply appear for the RTA road test. 


  1. Original Emirates ID
    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 letter required*
    a. if Employed: No Objection letter must be printed on the company letterhead with the company stamp & signature of the designated authority
    b. If Unemployed/Personal employed sponsor: No Objection letter from the sponsor must be submitted on a white paper with the signature
    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.
  5. Medical fitness report required if:
    1. The customer is possessing 'Driver' visa 
    2. Customer above the age of 65 years 
    3. Drivers under the personal sponsorship and not company sponsored.
  6. Commercial license permit is required if the designation on the visa is 'Driver'**

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


Phone number

  DHA-Medical Fitness Centre


Canadian Hospital


DM Healthcare    


Gulf Healthcare   


Iranian hospital


Prime Healthcare


Zulekha Hosptal




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 to 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 5,605

AED 12,600

Friday training

AED 6,085

AED 14,400


Get extra 2 FREE hours upon full payment!

Get extra 10% OFF upon full payment!

Additional 5% VAT is applicable at the time of payment.

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


GOLD DRIVING COURSE (Total fees till first road test) – AED 14,765*
*Discount of 4 FREE hours included!
Get extra 5% discount on full payment!

(The above rates are VAT exclusive)


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


Breakdown of the total fees

Fees details

Regular training

Friday training

Gold training

20 hours training fees

AED 3200

AED 3800

AED 13,200

EDI admission fees

AED 415

AED 415

AED 715

RTA file opening, Learning permit & RTA handbook

AED 610

AED 610

AED 610

Lecture fees

AED 270

AED 270

AED 900

Theory test fees

AED 310

AED 310

AED 390

Theory Test Preparation Fee
(Upon theory test failure)

AED 50

AED 50

AED 50

Parking test fees

 AED 310

AED 310

AED 390

Assessment test fees

AED 250

AED 250

AED 200

Articulated assessment fees

AED 150

AED 150

AED 150

Road test fees

AED 310

AED 310

AED 390

Training extension fees (upon road test failure)

AED 100

AED 100

AED 100

License issue fees

AED 420

AED 420

AED 460

Commercial license permit (for 'Driver' visa holders)

AED 100

AED 100

AED 100

Course change fee (optional)

AED 120

AED 120

AED 120

File transfer fee (optional)

AED 110

AED 110

AED 110

Internal Eye test fee at the main centre (optional)

AED 140

AED 140

AED 140


AED  6095

AED  6695

AED  17,365

  • RTA fees are subject to change
  • An additional charge of AED 320 is applicable in case of preponing any RTA test. 
  • Pay your fees in instalments with our 0% Easy Instalment Plan!


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 Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday  
    2. 2 hours training for 3 days in a week   (2 hours training in 1 day)   Available on Saturday-Monday-Wednesday OR Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday
    3. 1-hour training for 6 days in a week    (1-hour training in 1 day)    Available from Saturday to Thursday
  2. Friday training (only on Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM) 
    1. 2 hours of training on every Friday           (2 hours training in 1 day)
  3. Gold Training (as per your convenience)
    1. 2 hours training for 4 days in a week        (2 hours training in 1 day)


1. You must carry the RTA learners’ permit, EDI student ID and RTA handbook to attend the lectures, practical training and tests.

2. You are requested to arrive on time for the practical training. Should you fail to arrive after 10 minutes of the scheduled training, you will be marked “ABSENT” and a compensatory class can be taken for an additional fee.

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 the 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 & log out 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 must attend 9 theory lectures. These lectures are conducted on weekdays as well as Fridays. We offer these lectures in English, Hindi or Arabic at  our Al Qusais or Al Quoz main centres. Please note that all students have to bring their EDI student ID, RTA Training Book and Learning Permit to attend the lectures.

Lectures 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 8 lectures before you book your theory test, practical driving classes. Now you can attend ONLINE lectures in English, Arabic & Urdu. Click here to see the user guide. Click here for LIVE lecture schedule.

    Lecture No.


    Lecture 1

    Arabic, English, Urdu

    Lecture 2

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 3

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 4

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 5

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 6

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 7

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 8

    Arabic, English & Urdu

    Lecture 9 (Articulated Truck)

    Arabic, English & 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 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 realise 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 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 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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