Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will team up with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) to support digital companies and organisations operating in the private and commercial transport sector.

The two have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for this, under which RTA will facilitate online booking for commercial transport vehicles, car rental and delivery services via electronic platforms and smart applications.

Bookings can be made through RTA’s website or the websites used by interested companies and clients.

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RTA is the regulatory authority for issuing no-objection certificates to companies operating commercial transport and car rental activities in the emirate, while DMCC is the entity authorised to issue commercial and financial licences for companies and establishments operating within the DMCC Free Zone.

“The MoU outlines the obligations of RTA in issuing permits to investors who have obtained approval from DMCC to practice commercial activities,” Abdulla Yousef Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s licensing agency, said.

He said the agreement aims to enhance cooperation in overseeing private and commercial transport activities and car rental services in Dubai and delivering excellent services to individual and corporate customers in this regard.

Ferial Ahmadi, Chief Operating Officer at DMCC, said the collaboration will lead to the two working together to advance the development of the transportation business and contribute to the smart transformation of Dubai’s economy.

“As a leading global business district encompassing 22 thousand companies and a vibrant community of more than 100 thousand people, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre is committed to working closely with various government agencies to continuously improve our infrastructure,” he said.

As per the MoU, DMCC will direct investors and companies intending to conduct business in private and commercial transport to seek permits from RTA when they plan to work outside DMCC Free Zone or carry out any transport-related activities that fall within the purview of RTA’s competence.

In coordination with RTA, the free zone will guide investors to regularise their business in this regard and facilitate RTA employees’ monitoring and control within areas subject to DMCC’s authority.