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The Heavy Vehicle Bus course prepares students for the RTA Driving Test, enabling them to get a Dubai Driving License category 6. Students completing this course and passing the RTA Driving Tests are licensed to drive passenger buses. Heavy Bus criteria- Capacity of bus is more than 26 passengers excluding the driver

This Course emphasizes passenger care and safety. 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.

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Course Details:



  •   Minimum age for registration is 21yrs
  •   Students do not currently have to possess an LMV driving license to register for Heavy Bus training
  •   All Heavy Bus registrations are for a mandatory minimum of 20 hours plus 8 theory lectures (Go to lecture details)
  •   Students who do not currently have an LMV driving license from their own country must be trained in the basic control of LMV (Curriculum subjects 1.07 − 1.12) off road before driving HMV
  •   Students who have already failed the final RTA road test at another institute may register for a minimum of 4 hours


See Heavy Bus Curriculum

Medical requirements

Effective 12/05/2013 Heavy Truck drivers are required to do the following to obtain a driving license and permit:

  •   Yard Test (manoeuvres/ internal assessment) and Initial Driving Assessment Test (internal) (Go to test details)
  •   RTA Yard Test
  •   RTA Final Road Test
  •   Minimum 1 hour night training
  •   Attend for a medical fitness examination at an RTA approved medical centers
  •   After passing the required tests and receiving the license obtain a commercial driving permit at a cost of AED110


  •   Those people who have a full, valid driving license from the 33 recognised countries (See details) can directly transfer their license at any RTA Office on production of the necessary documentation and fee.
  •   People who have a valid UAE driving license from any emirate other than Dubai must transfer their driving file to Dubai RTA before opening a file in Dubai for any other vehicle category.
  •   People who have any traffic fine against their name will not be able to open a file without first clearing that fine.

Lectures for Heavy Vehicle Bus

All students who register for HMV Training Course must attend 8 mandatory lectures. These lectures are conducted 7 days a week. We offer these lectures in English/Urdu and Arabic at different locations across Dubai such as Al Barsha, Jebel Ali and Aweer.

Please note that all students must bring their Registration Card, RTA Training Book and Learning Permit to each lecture. (Download lecture timetable for each location)

  •   Lecture 1 : Attitude and Responsibilities of the Driver
  •   Lecture 2 : Knowledge of Traffic Rules and Regulations(Specific to HMV)
  •   Lecture 3 : Characteristics of Road Users(Additional Information for HMV drivers)
  •   Lecture 4 : Driver Condition
  •   Lecture 5 : The Driving Environment
  •   Lecture 6 : Driving on Freeways, Traffic Violations & Route Planning
  •   Lecture 7 : Hazard perception training
  •   Lecture 8: Traffic Accidents, Case Studies & What to do in an Accident

Rules of Attendance

  •   please ensure all the 8 compulsory lectures are attended before the signal test.
  •   If you will be absent from a lecture, please give 48 hours notice
  •   Ensure payments for training and tests are made in good time to avoid unnecessary issues.


  •   Students are only allowed to enter the lecture hall between the entry time and start time of the class. Students will not be allowed to enter the lecture hall after the class start time.
  •   All students must bring their theory & practical training Record Booklet when attending classes.

Heavy Vehicle Bus Curriculum

The Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) curriculum has five stages which are summarized below

Stage 1 Subjects: - off road

  •   Vehicle checks
  •   Estimation of height
  •   Vehicle controls
  •   Cockpit drill
  •   Passenger safety and load security
  •   Moving off and stopping safely and accurately
  •   Steering and other basic control skills
  •   Moving off on a slope
  •   Wheel track difference

Stage 2 Subjects: - 40-60kmh roads/light to medium traffic

  •   Rules of priority
  •   Rules for systematic driving (MSPSL)
  •   Effective observation
  •   Hazard perception
  •   Correct use of speed
  •   Approaching and emerging from junctions
  •   Meeting and crossing the path of other vehicles, judging vehicle dimensions
  •   Dealing with roundabouts
  •   Changing lanes
  •   Dealing with gradients on public roads
  •   Dealing with obstructions
  •   Use of gears/making progress
  •   Dealing with vulnerable road users
  •   Dealing with pedestrian crossings

Stage 3 Subjects: - 60-80kmh roads/medium to heavy traffic

  •   Planning and anticipation
  •   Courtesy & consideration
  •   Emerging (Two way streets)
  •   Correct use of slip lanes
  •   Dealing with traffic light controlled junctions
  •   Appropriate speed and safety margins
  •   Effective judgment of speed and distance
  •   Changing lanes and overtaking slower vehicles
  •   Making U turns
  •   Dealing with complex roundabouts
  •   Night driving

Stage 4 Subjects - off road

  •   Confirming
  •   Dealing with gradients
  •   Offset reversing to left and right
  •   Securing loads
  •   Estimation of height

Stage 5 Subjects:

  •   Yard Assessment
  •   RTA Yard Test
  •   On Road Assessment
  •   RTA Road Test

Stage 1 (1.07 − 1.12) is carried out off road in a LMV if the student has no license before commencing training. Stage 4 is initially taught off road to build basic skills (dealing with gradients on-road is then taught in stage 2). Stage 4 can be taught either following completion of stage 1.

Required Registration Documents

For a Beginner

  •   1 passport copy with valid Dubai residence visa*
  •   Original Emirates ID with a copy
  •   Eye test report (It can be completed at Dubai Driving Center Head Office / Alqusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Age can be 21yrs or over

For students who are Emiratis

  •   Original Emirates ID card
  •   Eye test report (Eye test can be completed at DDC Head Office / AL Qusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Age can be 21yrs or over

For Valid GCC license holders

  •   Two passport copies with valid Dubai residence visa
  •   Original Emirates ID card
  •   Eye test report (It can be completed at DDC Head Office / Alqusais / Al khail / Dip 2)
  •   Age must be 21yrs or over

* In cases where the sponsor is the father a copy of the sponsor’s passport is required

For people with visas from other emirates

  •   Passport copies with valid Dubai residence visa
  •   Original Emirates ID card with a copy
  •   Trade License copy of Both Dubai and VISA Owned emirates is required (Trade license name should be same)
  •   NOC Letter from the Dubai Branch (stating applicant working in Dubai branch)
  •   Age must be 20yrs or over

* In cases where the sponsor is the father a copy of the sponsor’s passport is required

How To

  •   In case you do not hold a Dubai Visa, but have a valid visa from any other emirate, you can still register with DDC. You need to submit the following additional documents at the time of registration.
  •   For further clarification, please contact 04-3455855 extn-222 or e-mail enquiries@dcds123.ae
Name of Test Test Location Taken by When
Knowledge Test Port Rashid, Al Qusais, Al Barsha, DIP Main and Al Khail RTA Any time after completing theory training
Maneuver Test (4 internal Tests) Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main DDC Immediately after completion of Stage 4 (Stage 4 can be completed any time after Stage 1)
Initial Driving Assessment Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main DDC Immediately after completion of stages 1-4
Road Test Al Barsha, Al Khail, DIP Main RTA On completing the required number of classes and above tests.

License Exchange

You may be eligible to transfer your existing driving license, without having to take a driving test, if you have a valid driving license from some countries. You must be a citizen of the country with current resident status in UAE. The countries whose citizens can transfer their driving licenses are given below


Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, China, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Austria, Lativia.

Please note: Driving license holders of some countries in the above list will require translations or consulate letters. These countries include:

Canada: A letter from the Canadian Consulate in Dubai to verify that the license is genuine is required, before transferring your license.

Driving license holders from Greece, Canada, Poland, Turkey, Japan and South Korea will require a translation of their driving license from their respective consulates.

Fees & Documents Required

  •   Passport for residents (original & copy)
  •   Residence permit copy
  •   Current driving license (original & copy)
  •   Translation of driving license (for some countries)
  •   Consulate letter (for Canadians)
  •   1 passport size photo
  •   Eye test certificate

For more details call RTA Toll free number 800 90 90


Regular Training Timing Sunday Training Timing Night Training Timing
8:30am to 2:30pm & 3:30pm to 5:30pm 7:00am to 12:00pm & 2:00pm to 5:00pm 8:00pm to 11:00pm


Category Min Age Road Training Total Hours Regular Course Fees Sundays/Nights/Shifts Course Fees
Heavy Bus 21 20 28 160 4,750 220 5,890


File Opening Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Opening File (All Categories) 200 540
Learning Permit (Heavy Vehicle) 200
Knowledge Hand Book 50 ---
Theory Preparation Training(Per Hour) ---- 50
Knowledge Dirham 10 ----
Innovation Dirham 10 ----
Test Fees RTA Dubai Driving Center
Internal Test Fees 220 70
Knowledge Test (All Categories) 220 70
Final Test (All Categories) 220 70
Licence Issuance for More than 1 Year 320 100
Licence Issuance for 1 Year 120 100
Initial Driving Assessment Test (All Categories) ---- 100

All prices are in AED currency and excluding VAT*