The Light Forklift driving license course is designed to prepare students for the RTA road Test and obtain a UAE driving license under category 7. Upon successful completion of the couse and passing tha RTA Road Test, studetns will be licensed to operate light forklifts. 
The course curriculam uncludes an introduction to different type of forklifts, detailed lesson on engine and load capacity, types of levers and their controls operating in different working areas and weather conditions, reducing maintenance expenses, increasing efficiency, minimizing accidents and improving operationg skills. Load control is a key focus of the course with students learning how to load various materials, adjust angles and more.
Age Required : 20 Years

Documents required:
To complete the RTA file opening for a driving license, the following documents are required:
  1. Original Emirates ID
  2. Eye test report (conducted before RTA file opening). The Drive Dubai head office in DIP offers eye test facilities, or you can obtain the report from any RTA-approved eye test center in Dubai.
Other Emirates Visa holder:
For company sponsorship
  • NOC from the company along with stamp of Dubai branch
  • Valid trade license Dubai branch and of the company where the visa is issued
For individual sponsorship
  • Tenancy contract (Dubai)
  • DEWA Bill
  • Visa copy of the sponsor/NOC of the sponsor

File transfer from other institutes within Dubai or other-emirates:
  1. NOC
  2. Clearance letter from the previous driving institute signed and stamped by an authorized signatory.
Category Road Training RTA FEE (AED) Drive Dubai Fee (AED) Regular Night Shift
Single Attempt 20 hours 1320 2,810 4,130 + VAT  4,530 + VAT 4,830 + VAT

Category Road Training Total Fee Night Shift
HFL ( 3T, 5A, 5 RT )
20 hours 6,300 + VAT 6,700 + VAT 7,000 + VAT
Note: T - Theory Test, A - Assessment Test, P - Parking Test, RT - Road Test
Students must attend 6 theory lectures before booking the RTA theory test. The lectures can be attended online in English, Urdu or Arabic. 
Drive Dubai also offers the facility to attend the e-Lectures at our head office in DIP.

  • Lecture 1: Familiarization Foklift - types & components of forklift 
  • Lecture 2: Forklift safety 
  • Lecture 3: Safety of operator & assessment of hazards 
  • Lecture 4: Traffic Sign 
  • Lecture 5: Study of forklift accident 
  • Lecture 6 : Final 
Key Points:
Total questions asked: 40
Minimum correct answers required to pass: 30

How to prepare:
  • You may prepare using our Mock Test facility, available at Drive Dubai head office.
  • Or, download RTA app “RTA Dubai” to practice theory test on your smartphones
  • Attend PTT lecture available at Drive Dubai website
RTA's Remote Interpretation System (RIS)

​How to avail the RIS service?
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.
Fees: An additional fee of AED 435 is applicable besides the RTA Theory test fees.

Practical Lessons

Practical Training is the fourth and most vital element of your training process, which consists of practical training sessions conducted by approved instructors.

Key Points:

  1. In practical lessons you will be taught by our instructors about running a machine (vehicle), covering all the aspects to be examined by RTA examiners for the required tests.

Assessment Test

Assessment test is the 5th step in your learning process, this test determines whether a student is eligible to appear for the Final road test or not.

Key Points:
  1. Assessment test is taken by DriveDubai examiners.
  2. In order to appear for the assessment test a student must, pass the signal, test clear all dues and attend the required number of classes deferring from course to course.
  3.  After passing the assessment test student will advance the final test

Final Test

  1. Final Test will be taken by RTA examiners

    In order to appear for Final Test the following has to be kept under consideration

    • All fee paid
    • All classes taken
    • All previous test passed
    • Learning permit must be valid
    • RTA file must be valid
  2. Driving License will be issued upon passing the road test on the same day.
  3. Student must carry their original Emirates ID at the time of license issuance.