Getting a driving licence in Dubai is not as hard as you may have been told, it just takes a bit of preparation. We have included the following tips to help you have the best chance for first time success in Final Road test:
Dress Appropriately: On your test day, always go in dress smartly, give a good first impression to your examiner. (It’s really important)
Don’t Ask: Just do what your examiner says, don’t ask questions from him.
Don’t Forget: Avoid forgetting to adjust your seat, mirrors and fasten your seat belt. (Examiners always observe this)
Fasten Seat belt: Always tell other people sitting in back seat to fasten their seat belt. (Don’t miss this).
Good Speed: Drive confidently in a relaxed mood at a good speed (within speed limit). Examiners don’t like driving too slow.
Check Handbrake: Before starting the engine, you must check the handbrake, and don’t forget to put the vehicle into gear.
Entering the Main Road: When entering the road, you must check your side mirrors and then perform a blind spot check. The blind spot check is really important. If you don’t check it, then you FAIL the test. It is a fatal mistake. (Very Important)
Keep a safe distance: Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you. I hope you know the two second rule. If you don’t, it’s quite simple. Keep two seconds between you and the car in front. That’s it really.
Changing Lane: While changing lane, don’t forget to check mirrors and blind spot, then indicate. Speed up your vehicle immediately (within speed limit) after changing lane from slow to fast one.
T-Junction: When turning onto a main road from a secondary road at a T-junction, wait until the road is clear and you have enough time to pull out safely at a relaxed pace.
Blind Spot: Don’t ever miss your blind spot check. It is really important. If you forget your blind spot check, you FAILED.
Hard Brakes: Don’t apply hard brakes, excessive braking is a minor mistake. Keep your minor mistakes as low as possible, because too many can add up to punish you with a fail.
Roundabouts: Don’t forget the roundabout rules. You always have to give RIGHT indicator while exiting. Never enter a roundabout unless you find no vehicle coming from your left side.
U-turn: Shift to low speed lane after taking U-turn in fast lane from a roundabout.
Park: Always park your car parallel to the road when asked to park by the examiner. Never park in front of any entrance or gate.
On test day, when your name is called out go along with the other three candidates and the RTA inspector to the designated car. You will be given just a few minutes to demonstrate your driving and anticipatory skills. Good Luck!
Confidence is the key to success, but don’t be over confident. Nobody likes cockiness, plus it turns into complacency which is particularly dangerous on the roads of the UAE.(Maintain balance).
Traffic Sign Test: Take a traffic sign test online, it will help you a lot to when it comes to the test. Try to memorise these common road signs.