SMS inquiries about Sharjah buses put passengers in driver's seat

People planning a bus journey in Sharjah can now ascertain when their bus will arrive at a particular bus stop by sending a short message from their mobile phones. The mobile phone service provides passengers four options. All inquiries must be sent to the number #2272.

Warning against swimming at night in Dubai

Dubai: Dubai Municipality has warned beachgoers against swimming after sunset. The civic body’s warning comes as part of a social media awareness campaign that...

Ramadan School Timings: Dubai schools asked to wait for KHDA announcement

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Dubai Metro Red Line to be completed in April 2010, Green Line in August...

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), announced that the Contractor of Dubai Metro Project; Dubai Rail Link (DURL) Consortium; is set to complete all the remaining works in the stations on the Red Line (18 stations) on 25 April 2010, and that all works in the stations on the Green Line will be completed in August 2011.

Phase 2 of Dubai bus, taxi lanes plan set for H2

The second phase of introducing dedicated bus and taxi lanes in Dubai will take place in the second half of this year, transport chief Mattar Al Tayer said on Monday. The chairman and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said phase two will see 1km of Naif Road and 1km of Al Ittihad Road being changed to help the flow of public transport.

Al Tayer honours winners of the 7th RTA Safety Award

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Man convicted of bus theft

A man who stole a bus, forged its ownership certificate and sold it was sentenced this morning in absentia to a year in prison. The 20-year-old Pakistani MS was convicted of theft at night, forging a copy of an official document and forging the stamp of the Roads and Transport Authority.

Dubai Tram Officially Launches, Passenger Services To Begin Tomorrow

Dubai Tram will officially launch on Tuesday evening, November 11, beginning passenger services on Wednesday at 6.30 am, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said.

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