Driving Courses

heavy-bus-category

HEAVY BUS

According to the RTA criteria, a Heavy Bus is a vehicle having a capacity of over 36 passengers.

As you will be transporting passengers, it is essential to add to the skills you already have as a driver of car. Our Heavy Bus driving licence course caters to students planning to qualify for a licence to drive passenger buses. You will need to pass the RTA driving test to get your Dubai Driving Licence Category 6.

While this course is similar to our other courses in terms of the technical aspects, the added emphasis is on passenger care and safety. Not only will you need to master driving a larger vehicle and dealing with pedestrians and other road users unaware of the challenges of driving a large bus, you will also be responsible for the safety and comfort of numerous passengers. In particular, you will need to ensure children are seated properly and that other safety measures like holding handrails are constantly observed. Moreover, a bus driver must always know what to do in case there is an emergency or how to handle other incidents like a fire or a traffic accident.

As well as driving your vehicle safely, you’ll also need to deliver your passengers safely, courteously, efficiently and on time to their destination.

Good driving isn’t just about learning the rules of the road: your skill and attitude as a driver are vital too, and you’ll keep learning and developing these over the years.

As a professional driver, you should set an example to other road users by showing the right attitude to your driving and a good knowledge of safe, modern driving techniques.

All our carefully chosen instructors have been specially tutored to motivate and guide you to learn how to stay alert, expertly navigate the roads and maintain precise control regardless of the environment or driving conditions. You will learn how to be patient with other drivers and anticipate what could happen around you.

Our driving instructors are not only devoted to observing and maintaining safety at all times, they are exceptionally trained with years of driving experience. All our instructors are professional tutors with the requisite teaching licence endorsed by the RTA. To enhance their skills, they frequently undergo training and briefings on the latest safety procedures and driving technology. By regularly liaising with RTA traffic officials, they also keep themselves updated on new road and highway routes and additional safety measures.

  • ELIGIBILITY RULES
  • DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
  • COURSE DETAILS
  • LECTURE DETAILS
  • FEE STRUCTURE
  • IMPORTANT NOTES

To apply for a license, the following rules must apply at all times:-

  • The minimum age limit to apply for a Heavy Bus driving license is 21 years.
  • Individual should be an Emirati or should have a valid residence visa.
  • An eye test from an eye testing centre approved and licensed by RTA and Dubai Health Authority.
  • GMDC provides an in-house eye-test facility approved by RTA and Dubai Health Authority.

It is vital to ensure that you carry the requisite documents when you plan to apply for a driving license:

  • A copy of your valid Passport.
  • A copy of your valid Dubai residence visa
  • Original Emirates ID card and a copy of both front and back of the Emirates ID.
  • 2 passport size photographs
  • Copy of your Eye test report (Eye test can be done at GMDC or at any one of the registered optical centers)
  • No Objection Letter (NOC) from Sponsor. If sponsor is an individual, the passport and visa copy of your sponsor is also required.
  • Individuals holding any other category license would not be able to register, until they have cleared their fines, if any.

TRAINING PROCESS

Once you have registered with us, you can choose from our different training course options according to your preference.

REGULAR COURSE

For our Regular Course:

  • One class per day= one hour for the internal yard. ( 6 days in a week)
  • One class per day= one hour for the on road training. ( 6 days in a week)

Please note:

Classes that run 6 days a week, the days are from Saturday – Thursday.

FRIDAY COURSE

We realise that not every student can make it to our training classes during the week so we also offer classes only on Fridays. Our current schedule is 2 classes every Friday = 2 hours of training.

TRAINING TIMINGS

Weekdays:

Internal training:

During the week our training classes are available from 6.00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (there will be a break 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) then 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

On road:

During the week our training classes are available from 8:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (there will be a break 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) then 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Fridays:

Internal training:

During the week our training classes are available from 6.00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (there will be a break 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) then 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

On road:

During the week our training classes are available from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. (there will be a break 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.) then 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

As you begin your journey towards obtaining a UAE driver’s license, the prescribed RTA curriculum mandates every trainee to attend 8 compulsory theory classes. Theory classes are of vital importance to impart you with rules and knowledge required to drive on UAE roads.

We have kept our schedule as flexible as possible for your convenience and we are offering our theory classes even on Fridays at our Al Qusais and Al Quoz locations.

As we appreciate the linguistic diversity of Dubai, we are offering our theory lectures in various languages such as Arabic, English and Hindi/ Urdu to communicate effectively the rules and guidelines as prescribed by RTA.

The theory classes are divided in to 8 sessions as given below:

  • Lecture 1:  Attitude and Responsibilities of Driver
  • Lecture 2:  Knowledge on Traffic Rules & Regulation
  • Lecture 3:  Characteristics of Road Users
  • Lecture 4:  Driver Condition
  • Lecture 5:  The Environment
  • Lecture 6:  Driving on Freeways,Traffic Violations and Route Planning
  • Lecture 7:  Developing Forecasting of Hazards and Emergencies When Driving
  • Lecture 8: Traffic Accidents Case Studies & What to do in an Accident

Please note:

  • Please carry your Registration card and RTA learners permit at all times while you are attending theory sessions.
  • It is mandatory to bring your RTA training book while you are attending theory sessions.
  • Please inform us in advance if you are unable to attend any session.
  • Should you happen to miss any session, please inform the concerned staff, so to help us make the arrangements for another session.

Our fees for the various Heavy Bus driving course options are listed below.

Hours DURATION NORMAL
AED 130/-
SHIFT
AED 220/-
FRIDAYS
AED 220/-
ELIGIBILITY
20 1 hour AED 2,600/- AED 4,400/- AED 4,400/- Beginner

REGISTRATION FEES

Please refer to the table below for the applicable charge.

Remote Interpretation Service (RIS)/ optional400.00

CHARGE TYPE AMOUNT (AED)
Opening a file (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test) 1070.00
Opening a file – GCC license holder (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Theory test) 1,180.00
Valid file transfer from another driving centre 330.00
Eye test 100.00
Knowledge fees 70.00
Lecture class 400.00
Theory class 100.00
Assessment test 100.00
Road test (all vehicle categories) 310.00
License charges 170.00
License service charges 140.00
Additional license 100.001
Driver sticker 5.00
Learning Permit renewal 260.00
Internal yard test 310.00
Re-test 310.00
Learning Permit loss and damage charge 160.00
File re-opening fees 540.00

Important:

To help us serve you better and to keep your training process as smoth as possible, we request you to kindly read the following:

 

Training:

  • Please carefully read the RTA contract and ensure that you sign all the RTA contract pages as it is a mandate by RTA.
  • While utmost care is taken by our customer service representatives to schedule your classes, we request you to carefully check the schedule before leaving the counter, should you observe any discrepancies; please report the same to the assisting officer immediately.
  • As per the RTA guidelines, it is mandatory for the trainees to carry their learning permit and attendance card at all times while being getting trained. Our instructors are unable to provide the training if a trainee is not carrying any of these mentioned above.
  • Training documentation at GMDC is strictly as per the RTA guidelines and is a very easy process to follow, please ensure that your attendance card is always signed and stamped while you attend any of our lecture classes or training classes. The card is to be signed both by you and signed and stamped by the instructor.
  • Should you have arisen a need to stop the training classes for any unavoidable reasons or commitments, please inform us 72 hours in advance. In the absence of this information, trainee would be marked as absent and he/she will have to pay for these classes again; GMDC at any time would not be held liable for missing classes, should the above procedure is not being followed.
  • Should you have stopped your training for more than 60 days from your last RTA test, it is a RTA mandate to take 8 extra classes before appearing or rebooking the next RTA test.
  • Should you have experience an interruption or stopped your training for more than 2 years, you would have to re-appear for the Theory test and Internal Yard test before continuing with your remaining training classes.
  • Should you be unable to appear for any RTA test for more than 6 months, please re-validate your Learning Permit as per the RTA guidelines, as the Learning permit is automatically closed by RTA after the expiration of 6 months, you would also have to re-appear for the Theory test and Internal Yard test before continuing with your remaining training classes.
  • Should you have an interruption or stopped your training before the year 2012, trainee would have to follow the complete registration process and submit all the required documents again and also you would be considered as a beginner and will have to take 20 hours.

 

Payments:

  • Please count your cash before leaving the counter and obtain a receipt for your transaction. Neither Galadari Motor Driving Centre nor its employees will be held liable for any claims or shortages thereafter. Galadari Motor Driving Centre has the right to recover any amount paid in excess to the customer due to errors and oversights.
  • Galadari Motor Driving Centre urges you to not to make any payments to any of its employees, instructors, supervisors or any staff members without the original payment receipt mentioning the full amount as paid by you. In the absence of a receipt, Galadari Motor Driving Centre will not be held liable for the money being paid to any of the above mentioned.

 

Exams:

  • Should you have arisen a need to cancel any scheduled RTA test for any unavoidable reasons or commitments, please inform us 72 hours in advance. In the absence of this information, as per the RTA guidelines trainee would be marked as absent and he/she will have to repay and rebook the test; GMDC at any time would not be held liable for the cancelled test, should the above procedure is not being followed.
  • Should you have passed the final exam, please make the following documents available to us to help us issue the driver’s license:
    • Final test passing form.
    • Assessment Test passing form.
    • Student attendance Card.
    • The Original Emirates ID.