Signages on Dubai roads must meet RTA norms

Filed on February 14, 2021 | Last updated on February 14, 2021 at 01.56 am


RTA’s approved contractors should be engaged to perform such work.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, has issued a resolution partially amending regulations of information signs on Dubai roads.

As per the new resolution, supplementary information signs will be designed, installed, maintained and removed in accordance with the technical requirements, standards, and specifications outlined in the Traffic Control Devices Manual prepared by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Only authorised entities can design, manufacture, install, repair, and remove supplementary information signs.

RTA’s approved contractors should be engaged to perform such work. The contractor is responsible for applying for authorisation.

The new Resolution stipulates the requirements for granting authorisations for installing supplementary information signs. Authorisations will be granted subject to the following requirements: the applicant must be a government entity or a private establishment licensed in Dubai; the applicant must satisfy the terms and conditions set by the Director General and Chairman of the Board of the Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority; the supplementary information sign must contain the name and logo of the authorised entity and must not include any promotional material.

Furthermore, to obtain authorisation, the supplementary information sign should have text in Arabic. However, English text can be included along with the Arabic. The text in the sign must meet the specifications of the RTA. The space allocated for the Arabic text must not be less than 50 per cent of the total space allocated for entire text in the supplementary information sign. The content of the sign must not go against the principles of Islamic Sharia, public order and morality or UAE traditions. The sign should also not block the view of any religious, historical, cultural or government building or public facility.

Additionally, the sign should not obstruct the view of any traffic sign, another supplementary information sign or advertising board, or otherwise obstruct the flow of traffic or pedestrians. It should also not obstruct vision on a road or cause harm to people or damage to public or private property. — Wam

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