The quad bikes that were confiscated in Dubai.

PHOTO BY Dubai Police

Dubai: Dh50,000 fine for misuse of quad bikes

The Dubai Police has warned residents against using quad bikes on main roads and residential areas, saying that violators face a Dh50,000 fine.

The police force recently confiscated some quad bikes after receiving complaints about riders causing a disturbance in community areas in Dubai.

“Upon investigation, it was noted that a group of children were riding recreational motorcycles, causing disturbances and generating noise in residential areas,” said Major General Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the General Department of Traffic at the Dubai Police.

“Civilian patrols closely monitored them until they arrived at their homes, where their motorcycles were subsequently confiscated,” Al Mazrouei said.

Under UAE laws, it is prohibited for riders of motorcycles, including quad bikes, e-scooters and bicycles, to drive their vehicle on pavements or undesignated roads. Violators will face a fine and risk having their vehicle confiscated.

Meanwhile, Major General Al Mazrouei urged parents to refrain from buying quad bikes or recreational motorcycles for their children, and warned that this increases the risk of accidents.

“Recreational bikes are specifically designed for off-road driving in sandy areas and similar environments. Their use on public roads is a concerning trend that puts riders and other road users at risk,” Al Mazrouei said. ICA/Expat Media

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