Dubai firms find AC buses ‘too expensive’ for workers

Despite having laws that make it mandatory for employers to provide high standard buses for workers, many construction companies fail to offer air-conditioned rides...

Smart cameras on Naif Road to catch offenders

Beginning April 1, offenders who are caught driving in the bus and taxi lanes will be fined Dh600, according to Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials. The bus and taxi lane on Naif Road is the first lane in Dubai to be monitored by cameras.

Metro, bus timings extended for Ramadan

The changes affect customer service centres, car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit modes, driving schools, and vehicle testing and registration centres. The main stations of inter-city buses such as Al Ghubaiba and Sharjah will work 24 hours a day, while the Metro stations’ feeder buses will operate up to 1am.

Is the current petrol shortage a sign of imminent price hike?

Sharjah Transport Company has received information that fuel prices are set to rise by 33 per cent following three weeks of shortage in Sharjah and Northern Emirates, a UAE daily reported today. A report in ‘Emarat Al Youm’ quotes sources at Sharjah Transport Company as saying any petrol price hike could hit its business, adding that the company has received information that prices could be raised to Dh10 from Dh7.5 per gallon – or 33.33 per cent.

Al Freej bus map and stations

Al Freej bus map and stations

UAE weather: Clear and sunny skies this weekend

Clear and sunny skies are set to dominate weather patterns over much of the UAE this weekend with temperatures likely to peak in Dubai...

RTA captures 878 passengers evading bus fares in 2017

RTA's Public Transport Agency confirmed that a number of malpractices amongst public bus riders reduced in January and February of this year compared to...

Drunk cyclist lands Dh20,000 fine

This year, between January and May, 154 drink-driving cases have been recorded, according to Dubai Traffic Police. Statistics show that drink-driving accidents so far this year have accounted for about 14 per cent of all accidents on Dubai roads.

A better ride to work

For instance, bus riders going to Musaffah from Dubai must first come into Abu Dhabi. That takes two hours. They then must take bus No 100 to reach Musaffah, which takes 20 to 30 minutes. Better would be a direct bus from Shahama to Mohammed Bin Zayed City, or even direct buses from Dubai.


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Morning fog causes major traffic jams on UAE roads, delays flights

Dubai: Motorists on their way to work on Wednesday morning found themselves driving through poor weather conditions – accompanied by hundreds of fellow commuters...

Sharjah Transport Corporation (STC)

A new bus station, new community facilities and a park designed like a maze are part of the newly unveiled master plan for the Shahama and Bahia neighbourhoods. The first to be developed by the Urban Planning Council (UPC) in line with the capital's Vision 2030 plan, the revitalisation project will ensure that the outlying communities meet the Government's vision for the emirate.


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