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Dubai driving school unveils plan to expand centres, car fleet

DriveDubai says to open seven new centres across the emirate in next few months

Dubai driving school unveils plan to expand centres, car fleet

DriveDubai, the driving school subsidiary of Masharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments, has announced plans to open seven new branches in the next few months across the emirate.

The new branches, set to open at Meadows Community Village, Jebel Ali Industrial, Me'aisem City Centre, Mall of the Emirates, Discovery Gardens, JAFZA Community Village and Jumeirah Village Circle, will complement the four branches currently operational, the company said in a statement.

The new branches will offer registration, on-site training and other enrolment facilities for aspiring drivers and are aimed at offering easier access and convenience to applicants near their place of residence or work, it added.

DriveDubai operates an 850,000 square feet training facility at Dubai Investments Park 2 in partnership with Belhasa International Group of Companies and Saif Belhasa Group. The facility offers specialised training programmes for aspiring drivers of car, motorcycle, forklift and heavy vehicles.

DriveDubai also revealed plans to increase its fleet by 30 percent, including new eco-friendly training vehicles.

Ahmed Omar Yousef, acting manager of DriveDubai, said: "DriveDubai is witnessing exponential growth, evident from the growing number of registrations and the surging demand in our operational centres. In view of the escalating demand, DriveDubai is planning to open new branches in communities which offer huge growth opportunities. DriveDubai constantly aims at improving its facilities, fleet and team to not only produce good drivers, but also make the whole process seamless."

DriveDubai also announced plans to open a new vehicle testing facility within its premises in DIP 2, which will facilitate the testing of light and heavy vehicles.

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