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Electric scooter ban in Dubai: RTA issues clarification

 

DUBAI – What is the future of electric scooter users in Dubai following a ban on using the transport in the emirate?

An official of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) clarified that there is no total ban on the use of the transport in the emirate.

“You can use your e-scooters in closed areas, or if they are allowed by the Dubai Municipality, including in parks and inside campuses,” said Mousa Al Raeisi, director of monitoring and enforcement at the RTA’s licensing agency.

Under the law, however, electric scooters are categorised as motorcycles and are not allowed on roads unless they are licensed.

The RTA is reportedly reviewing regulation for electric scooters, including a possible licensing similar to motorcycles, while the ban is in place.

The RTA had issued a circular in February informing scooter rental companies in Dubai of a ban in the use of electric scooters pending regulation for its proper use in public. GAD/Expat Media

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