Stiff penalties await motorists who disobey new rules governing traffic on roads shared with Dubai Tram, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has warned, according to a report by The Gulf News.

New signs and pavement markings have been put up along the 10.6 kilometre tram network ahead of its November 11 opening, and RTA has urged motorists to learn and understand the signs before they use roads shared with Dubai Tram, according to the report.

The trams pass through at least 30 junctions, crossings and intersections starting from the Dubai Police Academy in Al Sufouh to the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, according to the report.