Planning To Ride An E-Scooter In Dubai? Here’s What You Need To Know!

by Anupriya Mishra
Planning To Ride An E-Scooter In Dubai? Here’s What You Need To Know!

E-scooters have become an increasingly popular mode of transport, not just in Dubai but across the world. It’s not only easy to move between places but also environmentally friendly. However, in a busy city like Dubai, it becomes important to follow all the necessary rules and regulations to ensure one’s safety on the road. So, if you too are someone who’s been planning to rent or buy, an e-scooter in the emirate, then here are a few things that you must keep in mind.

E-Scooter In Dubai

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The Road & Transport Authority (RTA), has issued several directives for people who wish to use this mode of transport across the city. This has been done to ensure that riders are safe from any mishap on the road! The first important thing to keep in mind is that a rider will have to get a permit, which is not only free but easy to obtain as well. This can be done from the website of the RTA! To apply for this payment, you will have to complete an online training course and general safety guidelines. It is worth noting that this permit is a requirement for not only residents but for tourists as well. However, if you have a driving license, you will not need to apply for a permit. And if you are planning to ride the e-scooter on a designated street and will only stick to sidewalks or cycling paths, you will not require a permit either. However, while doing so, you will have to ensure the safety of people walking around you.

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What About Routes?

Talking about where you are allowed to ride the scooter, these areas are where you can take a ride –

  • Al Tawar 1
  • Al Tawar 2
  • Umm Suqeim 3
  • Al Garhoud
  • Muhaisnah 3
  • Al Safa 2
  • Umm Hurair 1
  • Al Barsha South 2
  • Al Barsha 3
  • Al Quoz 4
  • Nad Al Sheba 1

What Are The Rules To Be Followed?

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However, before you go riding, there are several rules that you must adhere to. Some of these include –

  • You must be at least 16 years old to ride an e-scooter and must wear a protective helmet, appropriate gear, and shoes.
  • Parking is allowed only in designated areas, and you cannot block the way of pedestrians and vehicles.
    It is advisable to avoid riding scooters outside the designated areas and riders must constantly check if the head and rear lights are working.
  • The maximum scooter speed limit is 20 kilometres per hour.

Doesn’t it sound like a novel way to re-explore your neighbourhood in a fun-filled way?

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