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RTA to build designated rest areas for delivery riders

Summer is almost here and the plight of delivery drivers is not unknown to UAE-ites. Rain or shine these heroes deliver our needs to our doorstep and its time we do our bit to ensure they are safe. Well, this is exactly what Dubai RTA has done! Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is inviting tenders for constructing three integrated rest stops for delivery motorbike drivers. Isn’t this amazing?

Riders can take a break at three rest stations located in Sheikh Zayed Road near the Festival Plaza at Jebel Ali Village, Port Saeed next to Al Muraqabat Street 22, and Ras Al Khor Industrial Area 2 close to Al Manama Street.

The facilities will offer fundamental services like maintenance, refueling, rest areas, and restaurants. The RTA will also offer “educational material about public safety and quality regulation” at these facilities.

The delivery industry has experienced impressive growth rates in recent years. As of December 2022, there were 2,891 delivery service businesses in Dubai, an increase of more than 48% from 2021. Through sophisticated platforms and applications, more than 36 online delivery companies function.

From issuing professional rider certificates, to Delivery Service Excellence Award, and holding traffic awareness workshops for riders, the RTA has kicked off a host of initiatives for the benefit of riders.

Dubai Residents Will Soon Have Robots Delivering Food At Their Doorstep

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has announced the introduction of autonomous robots that would deliver food. The robots, known as “Talabots,” will be tested in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) in collaboration with talabat UAE and Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ).

Three ‘Talabots’ will be introduced during the pilot phase to service the residents of Cedre Villas, a gated neighborhood in the center of DSO. To guarantee a quick 15-minute delivery time, the Talabots will only travel up to a 3-kilometer radius from the Cedre Shopping Center launch site.

The RTA claims that the robots will assist passengers by handling local deliveries in order to “improve efficiency and fleet optimization, and cut carbon emissions.” Click here to read more.

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