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Heavy Bus Driving

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.

The driver should ensure that all their passengers, especially children are seated properly or are holding the handrails and he should know what to do in an emergency such as fire or crash.


Instructions and Information

  • The minimum age to obtain heavy bus license is 21 years.
  • Minimum 20 hours practical training for Heavy Bus.
  • After passing the required tests and receiving the license obtain a commercial driving permit for driver profession.
  • Capacity of the bus is more than 36 passengers

Key content of course

  • 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

Documents Required: - Dubai VISA- Company Sponsor

  • Original Emirates ID with copy
  • No Objection Letter (w/ Stamp & Signature)
  • Eye test (available in Al Quoz – Head Office)
  • Original Country License with copy (if available)

Document Required: Dubai VISA - Other Sponsor

  • Original Emirates ID with copy
  • No Objection Letter from sponsor
  • Eye test (available in Al Quoz – Head Office)
  • Original Country License with copy (if available)

Document Required - Other Emirates (under company Sponsorship)

  • NOC from Sponsor in Dubai Branch - (mentioning you are working in Dubai Branch (w/ Stamp & Signature) Mentioning the required category)
  • Company's Trade License copy - (Dubai Branch & as per
    Visa residency, under the same sponsor's name)
  • Original Emirates ID with copy
  • Eye test (available in Al Quoz – Head Office)
  • Original Country License (if available)

Document Required for UAE and GCC Nationals

  •  Original Emirates ID and copy
  • Eye test (available in Head Office Al Quoz)

PRICE LIST FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING

Heavy vehicle (Bus) Regular Friday/Night Shifting
RATE PER HOUR 147 210 210
20 hours training 2940 4200 4200

RTA AND AL AHLI CHARGES

RTA and al ahli charges 20Hrs
RTA AND AL AHLI OPENING TRAINIG FEE 620
LEARNING PERMIT 220
DRIVERS HANDBOOK 70
THEORY TEST 330
PARKING TEST 330
ROAD TEST 330
DRIVING LICENSE ISSUANCE 420
EYE TEST 120
THEORY TRAINING SESSIONS 320
ASSESSMENT TEST 100
5% VAT (ONLY AL AHLI CHARGES) 62.5
TOTAL CHARGES 2922.5

Theoretical lectures

After students obtain the Learning permit under the Heavy Vehicle (BUS) Category, they will have to attend the Theoretical lectures dealing with topics as followed.

Number of lectures Subject
First lecture Attitude and responsibilities of driver
Second lecture Knowledge on Traffic rules and regulations
Third lecture Characteristics of road users
Fourth lecture Driver Condition
Fifth lecture The Environment
Sixth lecture Driving on freeways, traffic violations, and route planning
Seventh lecture Hazard perception
Eighth lecture Traffic Accidents case studies and emergencies
Note: Student must complete all 8 lectures and the knowledge test before booking practical training.

There are total 4 different tests to pass to get driving license.

Name of the test Test location Take by When
RTA Knowledge Test / Theory Test Head Office,Al Quoz RTA After attending all the Theory lectures.
RTA Internal Test Head Office,Al Quoz RTA After passing Knowledge test and completing the yard test (Parking) practical lessons.
Assessment Test Head Office,Al Quoz ADC After passing knowledge test, And yard test.
RTA Road Test Head Office,Al Quoz RTA After passing knowledge test, , Assessment test RTA internal test and completing all practical training.

Practical Training

Practical training consists of 20 hours practical training varies between internal and external trainings.

Stages of practical training Subject
Command and control Internal training (within the perimeter of the Institute) It consists of (8 hours) practical training
Rotation and turning
Back to maneuver behind
Driving in different speeds External training (outside the perimeter of the Institute) It consists of (12 hours) practical training
Identify the traffic signals and landlines, controls and commitments traffic
Identify the traffic rules and the regulations

Practical training timings

Days Type Times
Saturday – Thursday Heavy vehicles (trucks) 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Fridays 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm