Sheikh Hamdan Announced New 'right-of-way' Resolution in Dubai

  • Publish date: Sunday، 05 December 2021
Sheikh Hamdan Announced New 'right-of-way' Resolution in Dubai

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, issued Executive Council Resolution No. (54) of 2021 regulating ‘right-of-way’ in Dubai.

As per the Resolution, it is strictly prohibited to conduct work on the right-of-way and the areas surrounding it before obtaining a permit or non-objection letter.

In emergency cases, government entities are required to notify the Agency within 24-hour of conducting the works on the right-of-way.

According to the Resolution, it is not permitted to use the pavement without obtaining a permit. Government entities will be allowed to use the pavement for emergency cases, provided they notify the Agency within 24-hour.

The areas should not obstruct pedestrian traffic or disrupt public services.

Obtain a permit

The Director-General of RTA will also decide on the requirements to obtain a permit, which will be valid for one year and renewable for the same period. Permits can be issued with a validity period of less than a year when needed. The permit fee must not be less than AED1,000.

Parking on the Right-of-Way

The Resolution stipulates that vehicles are prohibited from parking on the right-of-way in a manner that can cause danger to road users. The Roads and Transport Authority is authorised to take necessary action to lock, tow, or impound vehicles violating the rules as well as impose fines on violators, who will also be subject to an additional admin fee of 25 percent.

Black List

According to the Resolution, the Agency will create a ‘Black List’ registry that will determine details on managing black points issued to violators.

In coordination with Dubai’s Department of Finance, the Agency will be in charge of refunding part of the fee paid for the permit or non-objection letter in the case of a cancellation or modification.

Any objections or complaints against a decision must be filed within 30 days from its issuance.

The Resolution will be effective within 90 days from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.