Bus occupancy increases by 8.5%

Dubai: Public bus occupancy in Dubai in the first four months of this year has gone up to 42.6 per cent compared with 39.3 per cent in the same period last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

RTA proposes temporary one-year licence for drivers under 21

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced in a statement that it has submitted a proposal to implement a temporary one-year driving licence for drivers under the age of 21. The statement was issued to reveal findings of a study carried out by the RTA on traffic safety and the extent of drivers’ compliance with road safety legislations.

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.

Sharjah buses gaining popularity

According to a senior official, Sharjah Transport commuted 15,376 passengers in the first three months of the year. “This is basically due to the steady and punctual bus schedules in all stops and stations,” said Yusuf Hammadi, Manager of Sharjah Transport Office in the Eastern and Central regions.

2,400 calls, 250 accidents in 5 hours on first day of Ramadan: Dubai Police

By Mohammad Al Sadafy  www.emirates247.com The Command & Control Centre of Dubai Police received 2,419 calls during the first day of the holy month of Ramadan. "Yesterday...

Ramadan deals in Dubai: Rent-free period, save 5% commission

By Parag Deulgaonkar  www.emirates247.com Property leasing companies in Dubai are coming out with marketing campaign looking to lure prospective tenants. Al Wasl has launched a special summer...

Dubai's Global Village opens October 5

The Global Village has announced to open its doors for exhibitors and visitors from October 5 to March 01, 2014. In related development, three UAE cadres have been appointed as official spokespersons for the Global Village.

Ajman-Abu Dhabi bus service to be expanded

Ajman is planning to launch expanded daily bus services to Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain through Dubai’s Jebel Ali next month to meet an increase in demand for such trips, the semi official daily Alittihad said on Tuesday.

Increase in Nol card use reflects swell in public transport users

“More than one million different transactions are recorded on a daily basis by various types of Nol cards; which means that the number of public transport users, especially the metro, is constantly going up and the culture of using public transport systems in Dubai is spreading among various segments of the community.


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Dubai to Abu Dhabi bus gets catering service

The bus ride between Al Ghubaiba and Abu Dhabi just got yummier as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently launched a catering service on board. The catering service on board a public transport bus, believed to be a world’s first, is a contender for Guinness World Record, claim authorities

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Fans set to descend on Meydan

Record crowds are expected as the anticipation builds towards the Dubai World Cup, just five days away. Frank Gabriel Jr, CEO of the Dubai Racing Club, has his fingers crossed the punters will flock to the Meydan Racecourse and has also promised better transport after the meeting.

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.

Have you seen the driverless cars scooting around Downtown?

Pretty nifty, huh? Well these driverless cars have already been deployed in Downtown Dubai as part of a month-long trial. Each car seats 10 people,...

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