Dubai sets new rules for delivery service firms amid Covid business boom

Roads and Transport Authority issues new regulations to make sector safer as more customers seek services during pandemic

Dubai’s transport authority on Tuesday said it is introducing a new set of standards for the delivery services industry after the coronavirus pandemic fuelled growth for the sector.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it was acting following “soaring demand” from residents who are increasingly reliant on the services in delivering their ordered goods and products.

The global Covid pandemic has led to a rush for delivery services as many restaurants were forced to close amid a raft of restrictions enforced to try to prevent the spread of the virus while parcel delivery firms also recorded growth as e-commerce soared.

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