How To Pass Abu Dhabi Motorcycle Road Test

There is no shortcut around it; if you want to acquire an Abu Dhabi motorcycle driving license, you must pass the road test. Truth be told, the Abu Dhabi motorcycle road test is no walk in the park; a single critical mistake could make you fail it.

However, it’s possible to ace the Abu Dhabi motorcycle road test on your first attempt. In this article, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to pass your motorcycle driving test. Let’s get down to it, shall we?

Abu Dhabi Motorcycle Road Test

Signal and shoulder check

Every time you’re about to make a turn, change lanes, overtake, or move from a parked position, you should first signal and shoulder check before you proceed. Remember that the examiner will follow you closely, and it’s important to move your head when doing a shoulder check so that he/she will notice you.

Then again, you don’t need to signal when moving from the left to the right side of the lane as long as you don’t change lanes. However, you must do a shoulder check if you’re moving within the lane.

Make a Complete Stop

If you come across a stop sign, make sure you make a complete stop before the white line. But if you don’t see a stop line, you must come to a complete stop before the sidewalk. Be that as it may, you could come across a stop sign without any demarcation line or sidewalk; if that happens, you should come to a complete stop at least two feet before the stop sign post or at the edge of the intersection.

Another thing: even if the road is clear, stop at a stop sign for at least 3 or 4 seconds before you proceed.

Maintain a Safe Distance from Cars

Most candidates get an automatic failure during the road test because they ride a motorcycle too close to a parked car. As a general rule, maintain a minimum distance of at least 3 feet if you come across a parked car; this is done to avoid getting hit by the parked car’s door if somebody opens it.

Besides that, you should keep a safe distance of at least 3 to 4 seconds between your motorcycle and the vehicle in front of you.

Learn The Correct Lane Position

When riding a motorcycle, you can ride on the left, center, or right side of a lane. The left position is considered safer than the center or right position because you have better visibility and quicker escape routes in an emergency. Riding on the left position of the lane will also discourage other cars from overtaking you.

However, even though riding in the center of the lane is not illegal, it makes it hard for other drivers to see you, especially if they’re driving a bus or a truck. It will take longer to maneuver and find an escape route in case of an emergency.

The examiner will evaluate your judgment on lane position and determine whether you know how to choose the safest lane position.

Don’t Lane Split

Don’t attempt to overtake slow-moving or stopped vehicles between the lanes during a traffic snarl-up. If there is no other way to move, you must wait for the traffic to start flowing instead of squeezing yourself in between the cars. Remember that if you’re caught lane splitting, the examiner will give you an automatic failure.

Learn Basic Motorcycle Maneuvers

During the road test, the examiner could ask you to complete basic motorcycle maneuvers such as U-turn, quick swerve, quick stop, clutch control, weaving around objects, backing up on a straight line, and making a sharp turn from a stop. The examiner could also ask you to push your motorcycle while you’re walking, and if you drop it, you will fail the test. Therefore, ensure you’ve mastered all the basic motorcycle maneuvers before the Abu Dhabi motorcycle road test.  

Another good idea is to show up for the road test with a small motorcycle since it will be easier to control.

Calm Down Your Nerves

Most candidates fail the motorcycle riding test because they’re too nervous. Of course, if you’re too nervous during the motorcycle road test, you’re more likely to make silly mistakes. However, you can reduce your anxiety by scheduling the road test appointment after you’ve practiced enough until you’re ready. 

Besides, you should avoid drinking too much caffeine or energy drinks before the road test. Also, sleep for at least 8 hours without interruption the night before the road test.


In a nutshell, you can pass the Abu Dhabi motorcycle road test if you prepare yourself adequately and follow the tips mentioned in this article. We also advise you to do a mock road test to identify your mistakes so you don’t repeat them during the road test.