RTA confirms electric scooter ban, clarifies it only applies to rentals

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that it had banned electric scooter rental companies, but not the private ownership of such vehicles. The city’s transport regulator had recently ordered companies like KIWIride, Qwikly, and Skoot Mobility to halt their operations.

This ban would be in effect until “new regulations are in force, based on the findings of a study being conducted by RTA.”

In a statement on Wednesday morning, the RTA said that “considering public safety is RTA’s priority, and to regulate vehicle use in the city, RTA has issued a circular to all electric scooter rental companies to stop their activities.”

Source: RTA confirms electric scooter ban, clarifies it only applies to rentals