Permits to drive e-scooters in the UAE are now available online

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates, First Published Jun 18, 2022, 8:11 PM IST

Dubai: E-scooter driving permits can now be obtained online in the UAE. Officials said they had to visit the RTA website to get the permit and provide details. The permit will be issued to those who pass the 30-minute free online theory exam through the website.

Candidates who have secured at least 75% marks in the examination will be successful. Winners can download the license permit. A manual for riders explaining e-scooter safety rules is also helpful. Website –

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The police seized 822 kilograms of crystalline drugs, 94 kilograms of hashish, 251 kilograms of heroin and more than three million pills. Sharjah Police had organized 81 awareness programs against drugs. This is an increase of 58.8 per cent over the previous year. Police are taking strict action against the drug.

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Dubai: A Dubai Disputes Court has sentenced two Arab men to one month in prison and fined them 30,000 dirhams each for stealing a handbag containing cash. The court also ordered their deportation after serving their sentences.

They stole a handbag left by a passenger in the back seat of a Dubai taxi. The bag contained 14,000 dirhams and 3,900 euros. Instead of returning the bag or informing the driver, the defendants snatched the bag containing the money.

The man of Arab descent boarded a taxi from Salah Al Din Street in Dubai. He forgot his bag inside the car just in time to get off. He complained to the Dubai RTA that the bag was missing. Further investigation revealed that two passengers got into the car after the complainant got out of the car. The case was later handed over to the Dubai Police and CID. During the investigation, the two youths were identified and arrested. Defendants pleaded guilty during questioning. They were handed over to the public prosecution.

Last Updated Jun 18, 2022, 8:11 PM IST