Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to construct 40 air-conditioned rest areas for delivery riders in key areas across Dubai.
The initiative seeks to enhance road safety, foster wellbeing, and reduce the risks of road accidents. The authority aims to offer comfortable spaces for delivery riders while waiting for new orders.
The exterior of the rest areas was designed to reduce the impact of sunlight and ensure proper insulation without compromising the view. Each rest area is air-conditioned and equipped with a snack dispenser, water cooler, and mobile phone charging station. Furthermore, each rest area accommodates up to 10 people, depending on the district, and has parking spaces for motorcycles.
“The selection of rest area locations for delivery riders is based on a thorough analysis of operational data and the identification of the highest demand areas in coordination with delivery companies,” Mr. Al Tayer added.
According to reports, several rest areas are planned in Arabian Ranches, International City, Business Bay, Al Quoz, Al Karama, Al Satwa, Al Jaddaf, and Mirdif, as well as other districts of the emirate.
RTA has already completed the construction of two rest areas in Al Barsha, and the remaining ones are scheduled for construction in three phases. According to Mr. Al Tayer, all rest areas are expected to be operational by July 2024.