E-scooter rentals resumed in Abu Dhabi, with mandatory precautionary measures in place
12 October 2020| Last updated on 13 October 2020
You can now travel around Abu Dhabi in an e-scooter
Electronic scooter rental services have resumed in Abu Dhabi starting Monday October 12,
The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced on Twitter that residents, citizens and visitors can begin renting e-scooters.
For now, maximum 25 per cent capacity in specific districts will be permitted such as Al Reem Island, Al Maryah Island, Al Zahia, Al Dana, Corniche, Marina and specific areas in Al Bateen.
Service providers must follow strict Covid-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of renters and employees. These include:
- Staff will be required to undergo periodic checks to ensure they're free from Coronavirus
- Face masks and gloves are mandatory for all
- E-scooter rental operators must provide single-use hand gloves, sanitizer stations and disinfectant wipes at their main locations
E-scooter rental providers will only be allowed to resume services if they comply with the health and safety precautionary measures against the spread of Covid-19.
The official tweet read: "ITC announces that electric scooters rental services in #AbuDhabi will be resumed by 25% capacity with the compliance of health precautions and safety measures starting from Monday, October 12,2020."
Abu Dhabi inspection teams may conduct field tours to monitor and ensure compliance with the e-scooter safety measures.
Renters are reminded that they must only use e-scooters in the permitted areas. The ITC cautions all against using e-scooters on roads.
UAE health officials reported 1,064 new Covid-19 infections, 1,271 recoveries and one death.
The total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the emirates now stands at 107,293, with 98,555 successful recoveries.
446 died in the UAE due to Covid-related health complications.