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Electric Scooter



RTA lime eScooter

The initial phase of the e-scooter covered 10 locations including: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai Internet City, Al Rigga, 2nd of December Street, and City Walk, as well as The Palm Jumeirah, Al Qusais (On safe streets 30 km/h), Al Mankhool, and Al Karama communities as well as dedicated cycle tracks, which can be seen in the locations map.
This project allows private sector companies to operate and rent electric scooters (e-scooters) for the public to use. Four operators were approved to manage the e-scooter rental business in Dubai, two of them are international: Tier and Lime and the other two are local: Arnab and Skurrt. Furthermore, RTA continuously runs awareness campaigns and inspections on the four RTA-approved operators of e-scooters. These awareness campaigns and inspections have significantly contributed to the delivery of safe, smooth and enjoyable services to users from all spectrums of the community.

Additionally, e-scooter operations are now in 11 new residential areas in Dubai, and that was after completing all engineering and technical procedures and verifying traffic safety issues in the new areas. 
Allowing the operation of e-scooters in 11 new residential areas raises the number of districts in which e-scooters are permitted to operate to 21; more than doubling the total length of tracks dedicated to bikers from 185 to 390 km, which includes safe and shared internal roads for bikes and e-scooters across Dubai.  
The new areas where the use of e-scooters is permitted are Al Tawar 1, Al Tawar 2, Umm Suqeim 3, Al Garhoud, Muhaisnah 3, Umm Hurair 1, Al Safa 2, Al Barsha South 2, Al Barsha 3, Al Quoz 4, and Al Qusais 3. This provides the neighborhood with facilities to serve residents and offer them smooth access to public utilities such as mosques, public parks, and public transport stations using eco-friendly means. 
Furthermore, as part of procedures undertaken to enhance traffic safety in the new areas where the use of a scooter is permitted, RTA added ground markings that included introducing a red carpet marking to alert motorists that the use of e-scooters is permitted in this area, installing traffic signs that show the beginning and end of the safe track for riders of individual mobility means, modifying the speed signs, installing traffic and cautionary signs, as well as installing directional signs leading to public transport stations. 

Note: You need to have a permit to ride an eScooter, in the above mentioned areas.


Click here to issue the permit



RTA, Dubai Police



Safety Stipulations


  • Be at least sixteen (16) years old.
  • Wear a protective helmet and appropriate gear and shoes.
  • Park in the designated places.
  • Avoid blocking the way of pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Leave a safe distance between e-scooters, bikes and pedestrians.
  • Not carry anything that causes e-scooter imbalance.
  • Not carry any passengers.
  • Adhere to traffic instructions, regulations and warning signs on the tracks.
  • Refrain from using dual headsets.
  • Inform competent authorities when any accidents occur, whether the accident caused or did not cause damage to others.
  • Adhere to general safety conditions while riding an e-scooter.
  • Wear appropriate clothes and shoes.
  • Dismount the e-scooter while crossing pedestrian crossings and abide by traffic regulations and traffic laws.
  • Avoid reckless driving which poses a danger to the public.
  • Avoid riding e-scooters outside designated or shared lanes.
  • Use the lift for the luggage and folded e-scooters.
  • Keep the e-scooter folded when using Dubai Metro and Tram.
  • Fold and store the e-scooter in the designated luggage area on the train or tram.
  • Fold and carry the e-scooter the footbridge to avoid inconveniencing other passengers.
  • Fold the e-scooter and pass through the wide gate only.

Safety Stipulations

E-scooter Technical Specifications:

  • The head and rear lights are working.
  • The horn is fixed on the steering arm (T-bar).
  • The roadworthiness of the tires.
  • Brakes on the front and back tires.


General notes:

  • E-scooters must be manufactured and tailored according to the climatic conditions and specifications of the UAE.
  • E-scooters must comply with the specifications approved by the authorities concerned with setting e-scooter specifications and standards.
  • The maximum e-scooter speed limit must be set at 20 km/h.
  • The RTA reserves the right to introduce any further stipulations in future, as appropriate.

Renting e-scooters (General instructions):

Renting an eScooter 

  • You need to download one of the four operator's app's. (Tier, Skurtt, Arnab and Lime) to use the E-scooter. They are available on the Apple Store and Google Play.
  • Make sure your smartphone is connected to the internet in order to be able to ride an electric scooter.
  • In order to find an electric scooter close to you, simply open any of the operator's apps. You will automatically be taken to the map screen, showing all available scooters in your area. If you don't see any scooter icons displayed, zoom out the map in order to search a wider area.
  • If your smartphone battery dies or you are not able to end your ride, make sure to park your scooter in a designated parking zone and contact the operator's Customer Care Section as soon as possible.


Pre-ride safety checks before renting an e-scooter:

  • Pump the hand brakes manually to ensure they are working properly.
  • Check tires to verify they are not damaged.
  • Visually inspect the body of the scooter to ensure there are no cracks or other structural damage.


If the scooter is not in working condition, you should inform the operator immediately.


The below map illustrates the designated e-scooter cycle tracks as well as the cycle tracks shared with bicycles.  




Prior to riding an Electric Scooter in the Emirate of Dubai, make sure that you are aware of the requirements. Learn more about the legislations and laws concerning Electric Scooters by downloading the file below.


2022 Regulating the Use of Bikes in the Emirate of Dubai 

Uploaded date: 2022 Software: Acrobat Reader File Size: 1.8MB Download


Respect everyone's space

Fold your bicycle or e-scooter in the
station and in the train

Folded bicycle and e-scooter should
be within allowed luggage size

Use the wide AFC gate

Use the lift and avoid the escalator

Folded bicycle or e-scooter should be
stored in the assigned luggage area

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