Our Heavy Forklift driving license course is designed to prepare you for the RTA Driving Test and obtain a UAE Driving License under category 8, allowing you to operate heavy mechanical equipment safely and efficiently. With a focus on load control, our experienced instructors provide personalized attention to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to load materials, adjust the load angle, and operate the bucket and levers at different levels. Our course also covers vehicle maintenance, safe operating procedures, legal requirements, and obligations associated with heavy mechanical equipment. Upon successful completion, you'll have the confidence and ability to operate heavy mechanical equipment and enhance your career prospects in the transportation and logistics industry.

Age requirement: 20 years

Documents required:
To complete the RTA file opening for a 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 from Dubai branch
  • Valid trade license of 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 from the sponsor
File transfer from other institutes within Dubai or other-emirates:
  1. Clearance letter from the previous driving institute or driving schools 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 3,360 4,680 + VAT  5,080 + VAT 5,380 + VAT
Category Road Training Total Fee Night Shift
HFL ( 3T, 5A, 5 RT )
20 hours 7,300 + VAT 7,700 + VAT 8,000 + 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.
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 for the number of hours reflected by your driving history.

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 sixth step in your learning process, this test determines whether a student is eligible to appear for the final test or not.

Key Points:

  • Assessment test is taken by DriveDubai examiners.
  • 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:
  • 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.