Delivery Riders Rest areas in Dubai
Dubai is a city known for its luxurious and modern infrastructure, and it has now turned its attention to providing comfortable rest areas for delivery riders. Dubai is taking significant steps to improve the working conditions for delivery riders by building 40 air-conditioned rest
areas across the city. This initiative aims to enhance road safety, reduce the risks of road accidents, and provide a comfortable environment for delivery riders while waiting for new orders. The initiative is part of the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) and the UAE Ministry
of Defense’s efforts to provide a proper working environment for delivery riders, given the substantial growth of the delivery business in recent years. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is responsible for constructing these rest areas, which will be equipped with essential
services such as snack dispensers, water coolers, and mobile phone charging stations. Each rest area can accommodate up to 10 people and will have many parking spaces for motorcycles. The exterior design of the rest areas is intended to reduce the impact of sunlight and ensure proper insulation.
The 40 air-conditioned rest areas will be built in key areas across Dubai, including Arabian Ranches, International City, Business Bay, Al Quoz, Al Karama, Al Satwa, Al Jaddaf, and Mirdif. The RTA has already completed the construction of two rest areas in Al Barsha, with
the remaining 38 scheduled to be operational by July 2024. The RTA has The selection of rest area locations is based on a thorough analysis of operational data and the identification of the highest demand areas in coordination with delivery companies.
The air-conditioned rest areas will offer several benefits to delivery riders. The rest areas will provide a cool and comfortable environment for delivery riders so that they can take breaks during their workday without being affected by the harsh weather conditions. The rest areas will
be strategically located across Dubai, making it easy for delivery riders to access them while on their routes. The rest areas will include modern facilities such as restrooms, water, and seating areas to make sure delivery riders have all they need during their breaks.
The construction of these rest areas aims to provide a proper working environment for delivery riders, given the substantial growth of the delivery business in recent years to meet public demand for goods. The RTA’s efforts to regulate and enhance the safety of the delivery
sector have led to a significant increase in the number of motorcycle delivery services in Dubai, growing to 2,891 in 2022, representing a 40% increase compared to the previous year. By offering a comfortable and safe environment for delivery riders, the RTA hopes to encourage them to follow traffic laws and regulations, ultimately improving road safety and reducing the risk of road accidents.