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E-scooters swarm Dubai

Amid the increase in fuel prices in the world, which is also reflected in the UAE, transportation costs increased as well as the prices of small cars. The solution for residents with limited income is to resort to electric scooters.
A man rides his electric scooter in Dubai backdropped by the Gulf emirate's high-rise buildings on February 16, 2021.

The demand for driving permits to use electric scooters has significantly increased in recent months in Dubai, which is home to nearly 3.5 million people (according to 2019 Emirati government estimates).

The increasing demand for e-scooters comes in light of the rise in global fuel prices in the wake of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Public transportation in the United Arab Emirates has been particularly affected, putting a strain on low-income residents who rely on it to get to work. 

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