Issue Electric Scooter Permit by RTA

Safety Stipulations by RTA

E-scooter users must:

  • 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 and endangers the lives of others.
  • Avoid riding e-scooters outside designated or shared lanes.

Safety Stipulations

E-scooter users must check;

  • The e-scooter technical specification.
  • That head and rear lights are working.
  • The horn is fixed on the steering arm (T-bar).
  • The roadworthiness of the tires.
  • The 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.


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pdf icon   Executive Council Resolution No. 13 of 2022 Regulating the Use of Cycles in the Emirate of Dubai
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