Dubai Municipality adds 20 eco-friendly cars to its fleet

Dubai Municipality has added 20 new eco-friendly vehicles to its existing fleet. The Toyota Prius cars are part of its directives to have 10 percent...

Passengers seek bus route

Many residents in Al Taawun district, an area with high-rise buildings opposite Ansar Mall along Al Ittihad-Al Wahda Road have said lack of a bus line increases runover accidents, a common menace in the area. Last week, two women were killed while crossing the road.

Driverless cars: How technology is revving up the future of driving

It may sound like something out of a James Bond movie: you sit in the back seat of your car, shout out the name...

Free parking for 4 days in Dubai for UAE National Day

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings of its services during the holiday marking the 43rd National Day including Customer Service Centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, and driving schools as well as vehicles testing & registration centres.

Latest list of speed limits on Dubai roads

With traffic rules in Dubai getting stricter, and more sophisticated radars and cameras manning roads and intersections, drivers need to exercise an extra bit...

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.

Leading the way

If you should ever find yourself driving in Dubai, a friendly piece of advice: Watch out for the camels. This is because when a 1,300 kilogram car slams into a jaywalking camel on the 4-lane highways, the laws of physics dictate that both parties lose.

RTA endorses new mechanism for licensing light bus drivers

The Drivers Training and Qualification Department, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has initiated a new system for licensing applicants for light bus driving licenses in cooperation with driving institutes in Dubai Emirate.

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.


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Dubai widens bus network with new routes and stops

Five new bus routes will begin operation on Friday to meet rising demand for public transport in Dubai. Four existing routes have also had stops added to conclude at new bus stations, the Roads and Transport Agency (RTA) said yesterday.

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Opening Al Wasl Bridge

Source: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open Al Wasl Street Bridge this Friday 3rd June as part of Phase II of Dubai...

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...

Alert Dubai school bus driver averts disaster

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