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Take the scenic route.

As of now, the use of E-scooters will be permitted in five Dubai districts, namely Al Rigga, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Internet City, and the 2nd of December Street.

This project allows companies in the private sector to operate the electric scooter and rent it to the public.Five different operators have been approved to run the E-scooter rental business, namely Careem, Tier, Skrrt, Arnab and Lime.

Preparing and designing land-marks and guiding signboards for Scooters and its tracks or its shared tracks with bicycles, in addition to setting rules and legislations, as well as requirements to be followed by individuals and companies to Achieve the general safety requirements for individuals, and protecting properties when using the electric scooter.


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Renting an eScooter:

  • Make sure you have a smartphone with internet access, to be able to ride an electric scooter.
  • To use the eScooter download one of the five operator’s app (Careem, Tier, Skurtt, Arnab and Lime), which are available in both the IOS App and Google Play stores to start riding.
  • To find an electric scooter near you, simply open any of the operator’s app. You’ll automatically be taken to the map screen, showing all available scooters in your area. If you don’t see any scooter icons displayed on the map, zoom out to search a wider area.
  • In the event your smartphone battery dies or you are not able to end your ride, make sure the scooter is in a parking zone and contact the operator Customer Care as soon as possible.


Pre-ride safety check for a rental eScooter

A pre-ride safety check involves a quick 3-step process to ensure your scooter is in good working order:

  • Pump the hand brakes manually to ensure they are working properly.
  • Check tires to verify they are undamaged.
  • Visually inspect body of the scooter for cracks or other structural damage.


If the scooter is not in working order, you should report it to the operator immediately.
 


Technical Specifications

  • Head and rear lights.
  • Horn fixed on the steering arm (T-bar).
  • Roadworthy tyres.
  • Brakes on the front and back tyres.
  • The manufacturing of E-scooter must be tailored to the climatic conditions and specifications of the UAE.
  • The E-scooter must comply with the specifications specified by the authority concerned with setting specifications and standards.
  • The scooter must also have a GPS navigation tracker to control the geographical operation zone
  • The speed limit has to be at 20 km/h.
  • RTA reserves the right to introduce further stipulations in future, as appropriate.

Safety Stipulations

  • Rider to be of 14 years of age minimum
  • Wear a protective helmet and appropriate gear and shoes
  • Park at the designated places.
  • Riders must avoid blocking the movement of pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Leave a safe distance between E-scooters, bikes and pedestrians.
  • Riders must neither carry something that causes imbalance nor any passenger.
  • Observe the traffic signs
  • Report any incident to officials
  • Refrain from using dual headsets.
  • Failure to comply with these instructions and stipulations will be treated as a violation of the Federal Traffic Law.
  • Abide by the instructions, regulations, guiding and warning signs on the tracks.
  • Inform the competent authorities when any accident occurs, whether the accident was right or did not cause harm to others.
  • Adhere to general safety conditions while driving an electric scooter.
  • Wear appropriate clothes and shoes while crossing the pedestrian crossings and abide by traffic and traffic laws.

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