Free rides on offer on Public Transport Day in Dubai


    By B. Libo-on

    Step out and take the bus, Metro or a boat on the fourth Public Transport Day on November 1.

    Once again, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is encouraging the public to step out of their cars and take a free ride in the Dubai Metro, public buses and water taxis while taking a glimpse of the myriads of activities which will mark the fourth edition of the Public Transport Day on Friday.

    The day-long celebration will start with free medical-check-ups and blood donations from 9am to 2pm at Al Ghubaiba bus station. Held in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority, interested metro riders at the Dubai Healthcare City and Airport Terminal 3 stations can have their blood, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, body weight and height checked.

    By 4pm, a public transport marathon will begin to be followed by a book fair for used books from 4.30pm to 11.30pm and an RTA project exhibition from 4pm to 10pm, all at Burj Plaza. More info

    Activities galore

    >  Free public transport

    > Marine parade at Al Ghubaiba Station from 5pm to 6pm

    > Book fair at Burj Plaza from 4.30pm to 11.30pm

    > RTA project exhibition at Burj Plaza from 4pm to 10pm

    > Free medical check-ups at Healthcare City and Terminal 3 Metro Stations from 9am to 2pm

    > Blood donations at Al Ghubaiba bus station

    > Public transport marathon at Burj Plaza at 4pm

    > Dubai Tram Show from Gold Souq to Sufouh at 4pm to 11pm