A sixth driving centre is to come up in Dubai to make it easy for residents to obtain vehicle driving licences, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Thursday.
‘Drive Dubai’ will open at Investment Park 2 in Jebel Ali and will train and qualify residents for the licences.
An agreement for the new centre was signed by Ahmed Bahrozyan, CEO of the RTA’s Licensing Agency and Amer Belhasa, Executive Director of the Dubai International Driving Centre, to train, qualify and grant licences to drivers in Dubai.
Investment Park 2, Jebel Ali is a fast growing area with a high rate of construction and urbanisation. It attracts large numbers of people who are in need of a centre that specialises in driving and issuing driving licences.
‘‘It’s a genuine requirement as the place is far away from the city centre, rendering it difficult for residents to join any of the other five driving centres in Dubai: Al Ahli Centre, Galadari Centre, Emirates Institute, Belhasa Centre and Dubai Centre,” said Bahrozyan.
“The new driving school will provide a variety of driving services to the trainees including driving licences for all types of vehicles and buses, be it light or heavy, motorcycles and mechanical equipment. It will also run training courses for novice drivers or holders of foreign driving licences, and provide other services such as drivers’ testing, eyesight testing and knowledge testing through the approved languages,” he added.
Bahrozyan said the RTA is ‘‘keen on granting a permit to open the Drive Dubai in Jebel Ali, as we are fully aware of the importance of establishing such a centre in this area and confident of its success in attracting large number of people.”
He said the facility will save time and effort, and enable people in getting their driving licences, besides minimising the pressure on other driving schools in Dubai.
“In the contract with the trainees, the Centre will abide by the standardised training contract approved by the RTA, as well as the fees structure agreed upon with the Licensing Agency regarding the training and services rendered.”— email@example.com