Thursday, February 26, 2015

Prayer and confidence is the key to success in your driving test by richie

Name : Richie
Driving school: Galadari institute
Second attempt

Test procedure explaining by Richie

Passed my licence test at Galadari institute yest at 2:30pm by Gods grace! The blog was really helpful. This was my second attempt and i had only 5 minor mistakes thanks to god. In the first attempt i had 11 minor mistakes and 1 major mistake, which was not stopping at a stop sign.

I arrived at the center by 11:30, and had to wait till 2:00 to get my chance, I was the first one to drive. I made sure i did all the primary checks like seat, steering, mirrors and seat belt, put the car in drive, pulled down the handbrake and put the indicators before reversing(important step which people often forget).

Roundabout and parking

I was told to drive for some time and to take my chances , ya3ni make good judgement. I drove and was asked to take a left after roundabout, after taking it i made sure i did the mirror check ,head check and the indicators and turned to the slow lane. I was again told to take a U turn from a roundabout, again i made sure i went to the slow lane soon after exiting the roundabout( this is a must do procedure and you should not move along the fast lane for a long time).During my session I also made sure that I stopped at all stop signs. I was told to take a right and again a right and finally i was told to drive into a parking lot and made to park in a 90 degree parking. I parked and put the car on park and pulled the handbrake up. The officer then told the next person to drive. I got back and was pretty nervous about my outcome, even though I felt Ok with my driving, because the officer told me that i had to perfect my parking. After everybody's session when we arrived at the center, the officer was talking to the other two about each of their mistakes and after that he talked to me and told me, u have to be careful wen u do parking and said but today my friend u pass! I couldn't believe it, and I couldn't till i got my licence printed lol.

The nice officer

The R.T.A officer was very kind and funny, he kept encouraging all of us to drive without tension and always keep smiling, and he even kept talking and cracking jokes in between our sessions, God bless him!. Unfortunately though other two people with me failed, because one guy dint stop at a stop sign and the other guy kept going on a fast lane without changing, even after the officer trying to help him understand this is not the way to go. Neways I sincerely wish them all the best for their next try, and I pray they get it.

I want to tell u guys, prayer and confidence is the key, and along with that i have to tell all of u that even if u fail, please don't blame the officer or the institute because, in most cases its not true, and if we keep blaming others for our failure we will not learn and correct our mistake. Most people do not understand the major mistakes ya3ni the Immediate fails and minor mistakes. Learn in such a way that even if u might make a few small mistakes, never make an immediate fail mistake, and this tip for me was crucial in passing the test.


  1. Reach for the test early
  2. In case of fail learn and correct our mistake instead of blaming
  3. Learn in such a way that even if u might make a few small mistakes, never make an immediate fail mistake
  4. Go to the the slow lane soon after exiting the roundabout
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Success stories from Dubai driving learners

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Essential guide to get driving license Dubai

Once you landed in Dubai you may required to obtain your driving license because of number of reasons. That could be one of the essential document for your job(for example driver job), or you need a convenient transport mode for your family. Whatever the needs you need to have valid license to drive vehicle in dubai or any where in UAE . also for other states like Sharjah, Ajman.

The below guide will give you details on how to go for it.

Driving licences can be obtained by adult UAE citizens/residents after training from an authorized driving school in Dubai. If you are 18-21 year of age, you can apply for a probationary licence.


If you have never driven before or have a driving licence that is not on the approved list of 36 countries then you must undergo training.

Documents Required for Driving License

You have to make ready below required documents to apply for driving licence in Dubai or UAE
  • Passport (original & copy) with residence visa stamp
  • No-Objection Certificate from your employer
  • 8 photos white background

Authorized Driving Schools

- Al Ahli Driving School-04-3411500 (10 branches)
- Belhasa Driving School - 04-3243535 (18 branches)
- Dubai Driving Center- 04-3455855 (13 branches)
- Emirates Driving Institute EDI-04-2631100 (53 branches/mall counters)
- Galadari Driving School-04-2676166 (14 branches)

Driving license cost

Do you know the driving license in Dubai is a costly affair. The cost for driving license will come around 3000 to 4000 dirhams if you pass in the first test. This may vary in between driving school because they charging differently for per class. For example 60 AED in Belhasa but it is 65AED in EDI.

Every fails will add up to 800 to 900 to this cost. Suppose if a person pass in 4th test it will cost him approximately 6500/-. You can check with driving school for exact amount.

Yeah as you think it is costly, but how can you reduce this amount.

Cost saving tips
  • Offers: Some offers rarely appears in cobone or groupon websites. So keep an eye on that, mostly the offer like it will give you 50% discount on first 10 classes
  • Early bird: focus to pass on first or second time. follow the tips :)


1. Get an eye test done either at an optician or at your driving school.
2. The school will handle all paper-work with RTA who may even have a counter at the school.
3. Receive your temporary driving licence, which you must carry in your training car.
4. Once you have passed all internal tests like garage and parking, your school will apply for your theory test followed by your road test.

Theory Test

The theory test is carried out at the five authorized driving schools. Don't forget to carry relevant ID, driving file+ 2 photos and theory test RTA fee of AED 200.

A total of 35 questions on road signals, hazards and guidelines on safe-driving will be asked in either English, Arabic or Urdu, with more languages to be added later. Candidates who cannot read the touch-screen or are not computer literate can take the examination orally. The first segment with 17 questions focuses on general traffic situations, and the candidate will need to answer a minimum of 11 correct to pass. The second segment has 18 questions related to the specific driving license the candidate requires and a minimum of 12 correct answers are required to be eligible for the road test.

Road Test

On the date assigned, go with your passport, driving file+ 2 photos to the RTA Licence Section as advised by your driving school. Fill up application form & submit fees (around AED 200 for road test). 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.

Dubai Driving Test Tips
If you fail, you will have to register with your driving school for at least 7 more classes and get a new road-test date.

If you pass, collect the approval paper from your inspector and go to the Pass Counter. Submit along with suitable ID & AED 100. Collect your test file and submit to Control Counter. After processing, pay required fee and proceed to photo area. When your name is called out, have your photo taken. Congratulations. In a few minutes, you will receive your DL and be eligible to drive in Dubai and the UAE.

For more information, please visit RTA website or call RTA on 8009090.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

How to configure Etisalat DLINK wifi router to use for Du Internet Service

Etisalat DLINK 2750U wifi router to use for Du Internet Service

Yes It is possible. Your du technical staff may say it will not work etisalat DLink 2750U router for DU internet connection. But it wrong. I spend couple of days to figure it out. And its working fine for me.

How did I achieve,

  • Did the factory reset of the router 
  • Did the wire less configuration setup as mentioned here in Dlink DSL 2750U Router Setting
    -> Link
  • Then I did the internet Configuration setup

     Click Advanced Setup > WAN Service
Selected the second option, then in the next screen I selected IP over ethernet, click next

I the next screen entered the static IP address as mentioned here.

then click apply, restart router, BRAVO! I can access the du broad band internet now on my Etisalat router. 

how to connect dlink wireless router to a laptop - 

Power on the router, connect the eth cable to your laptop or pc and you can access from the browser like when prompted user name and password enter admin/admin

# Conclusion

This short note may not help you fully to configure Etisalat wifi router DSL 2750 to use for DU, but I have written to assure you that it is possible by changing some configuration. Just play around a while before you heading to carrefour or SharfDG to purchase  a new one. If you couldn't take help from your network friend.

And obviously DLINK DSL 2750  is a powerful device so don't spend more money to buy a new one.

Is this helped you? Can you share your success story in the configuration?

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Major and Minor Mistakes list in Dubai driving test

Which moments you are hating in your driving test journey in Dubai or which moment you loving most? Surely if you undergo at least one final RTA test you might know that.
You love mostly collecting your test score sheet with the result as Pass, and hating to fail and that too with lot of mistakes oh no!!!. It was one of the worst hating moments was in my life.
See the classification of two types of fails and related items based on the test score sheets which I collected during my various tests in the Driving license test on Dubai.

Immediate fails

As the category says it will fail you immediately if you committed any such mistakes. If for example, if candidate changing the lane without ensuring whether it is clear or not he failed at that moment itself. No further testing required in that case.
The types of mistakes which falling under immediate fails are,

  • Making an action triggering the intervention of the examiner
This is like candidate made a wrong decision to merge in to high way without checking whether the vehicles are coming from left or not. it states that the student driven in such a way that -> it made a collision or accident with any other car or the objects like pavements or post, or it went to hit the object but because other car driver suddenly turned or examiner helped to avoid such collision.
  • Lack of vehicle control to the extent that proceeding with traffic - This will be in candidate mark sheet if he/she doesn't have much control on the car. Just for example he may not stop on required spot or swervinf while changing lane all makes this error.
  • Failure to follow the required maneuver
  • Failure to ensure the lane is clear before lane changing.

Minor mistakes

The minor mistakes are which may happen for learning drivers or even for experienced drivers. In your driving test the same type of mistakes will count repeatedly. For example; if you swerving during lane change multiple times, it will count as how much time you committed that mistake.
The types of mistakes which falling under minor mistakes are,


  • Checking mirror too late
  • Does not check mirrors before signaling or braking

Lane change

  • Unsteady movement
  • Sudden swerving

follow here to know more about correct lane change.


• Too fast


• does not give way to the vehicle

Turn right

• Does not start from the correct lane or line of traffic


• Drives too fast for the condition

Position on Road

• Drives either too far right or too far left of the lane.


It is important to note that candidate fails if he committed any immediate fails or minor mistakes more than 11. If you get less than or equal to 11 minor mistakes you will pass. But if you get any immediate fail the result will be which you should not wish to be.
Have you got any other mistakes in your testing score sheet? Please share your thoughts.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pass on 27th test and spend 40,000Dhs for Driving license in Dubai.. Unbelievable story

An Indian strived for four long years to earn a driving licence in the UAE. He now dreams of making a movie of his attempts.

After spending almost Dh40,000 on 27 attempts and postponing his wedding, Namsheed at last got his driving licence on February 18, 2014.

The 28-year-old new driver says he changed several instructors in two emirates (Ajman and Sharjah) and even missed attending a family funeral in the process.

“I came to the UAE about 10 years ago, after my music albums and cinema plans went awry. For six years I worked in Nizwa Cafeteria, Sharjah. And because of long work hours, I could not take up driving. Then, when I got a chance to be part of a new business in Ajman four years back, I decided to open a driving licence file. In fact, Ibrahim Haji, a family friend, persuaded me to take up driving, so I could change my job and become a delivery staff and earn better,” says Muringolihas.

“I have changed at least seven driving instructors, taken four to five classes per day sometimes and even vouched offerings in the masjid back home. My relatives, too, began praying for my success. I used to earn Dh1,200 per month and spent a fortune on classes.”

“I never gave up hope. After every failure, I somehow managed money for the next test. Initially, I used to pay Dh360 for getting the closest test date - within 12 days. Later I began paying only Dh180 for a test date after 22 days. Driving instructors would insist on my taking 25 classes before each test. I would spend Dh35 per class for half-an-hour class,” he says.

“Initially I failed many times because I could not balance clutch and break together. Then I could not change lanes or take U-turns correctly. However, I guess the main reason was my tension. I even took tablets to control my tension during driving. I think my worries stem from a major accident I was involved in when I was once on my way back from Dubai after a shopping spree. The taxi in which I was travelling flipped over after a speeding vehicle rammed into it from behind. The taxi driver was seriously injured. I luckily escaped unhurt. But that day’s memories haunt me till date. I guess that could be one of the reasons of my many failures in getting a driving licence.”

Muringolihas recalls his throat going dry and hands trembling whenever he took the wheels for his tests.

"In fact, on February 18 - when I was attempting for the 27th time – my fiancee’s father had passed away in a road accident in India. So I was not in a good frame of mind to give the test. But I passed.

“I got engaged to Shabeena in August 2013. The marriage was postponed because I wanted to get the driving licence before tying the knot. Now, I will go home and get married,” he says and adds that he will look for a better job after he returns.

Muringolihas burnt a suitcase full of driving documents because “I did not wish to keep the bad memoirs of my repeated failures”.

“Earlier when I failed in my film and music ventures, my friends and colleagues made fun of me. When my attempts at earning a driving licence also took long, I was once again the recipient of their bad humour. But, now everybody is congratulating me. May be I will make a movie about my driving licence attempts. But before that I need to fulfill all the vows made and give some money to charity as well,” says an elated Muringolihas - a native of Kasargode, Kerala.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Your driving question answered

Dubai Driving license questions

Not every one as lucky as my friend Azar who got his dubai driving license in his first attempt. I got mail from Oliver who is my regular blog reader by saying that he is going to attend his 5th Dubai driving license test and need tips. Oliver is a nice guy and he got marvelous 10 years of experience in driving in his hometown but still he took 5 times !!. I don't know whether he passed or not in his 5th attempt. And recently anaveed wrote to me and said he is going to attend his 10th attempt. I couldn't believe guys. List doesn't end here. So many friends started writing to me on my mail id [email protected] I am providing my best answer as my experience.
(names changed slightly to protect privacy)
What's going wrong here. Yea true, different people have different experience and different view on the same thing. Few guys are very lucky and few learns quickly all that matters. Here I am sharing the questions and answers with you which asked by one amongst you.

You can ask your questions here and submit and your answer will added here

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Lane Change

Question: For my lane change manuering ,when i do shoulder check my car swerve (moves ),what is going wrong i cant understand please help me am I holding the steering wrong while moving my head,please help.

This is one of the problem for every one during the learning mainly because we hold the steering very tightly. So avoid that first. You should hold steering very lightly.
The swerving happening mainly because you are trying to change the lane during the shoulder check which is a dangerous act.
Take care below things

  • Keep the steering straight while doing the mirror and shoulder check. And after shoulder check you have to check again the center mirror. Once all this clear only you turn the steering to the lane you wish to move too. 
  • You have to turn smoothly to the new lane once checked properly
Practice more with your instructor.


Question:While turning the car to right for changing road,intersection, how to start and how to turn correctly

  • Switch on your right signal
  • Stop in the stop signal - Just before the solid line. you have to stop completely if that is stop signal even if there is no traffic from left side. If it broken line it means give way, and you can see give way signal too. Here you don't need to stop completely. Here you continue if no traffic from you left
  • Scan the traffic from your left side. If there is no traffic you can proceed
  • If there is traffic wait for the traffic to clear. Once clear you can proceed

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