In Dubai, learner drivers use a Bentley Bentayga to get their driving licenses
Jerrica · May 24, 2021 04:19 PM
New drivers in Dubai are facing the same trouble as some of us after graduating from driving school: our cars are a little too powerful and big for us. Well for Dubai’s case, the cars are way more powerful than their standard Nissan Sunny (Nissan Almera) learner car. This is why this driving school in Emirates is offering lessons in cars like a Bentley Bentayga.
They even have a Tesla Model X on offer. There is also a ‘smaller’ upgrade course, instead of a Nissan Sunny, learners can choose to upgrade to a Nissan Patrol or a MINI Cooper. The MINI is primarily aimed at women FYI.
EDI claims that they first came up with this course when they asked students about the kind of cars they will drive once they receive their driver licenses. More often than not, the answer would be an SUV or their parents’ large, high-powered car.
The best part of it all is that the platinum course is recognised by the Emirates government. EDI worked with the Roads and Transport Authority to develop the course to teach drivers how to pilot their luxury cars safely.
So, learners will still have to sit through a theory test, parking, initial driver assessment test, and road competence before they are allowed to pass.
There isn’t a time in memory that doesn’t involve staring at cars. After discovering the excitement of watching Schumacher vs Hakkinen, Formula 1 became a major part of life. The love for cars and F1 ultimately led to a job with CAR Magazine. The untimely death of the magazine meant a hiatus from cars at lifestyle women’s magazine Marie Claire before another opportunity came knocking again.