Code of conduct by Dubai school bus provider

In an e-mail sent out to parents, the company highlights the do’s and don’ts for children. “Students are expected to adhere to this Bus Behaviour Code. Let us work together to keep them safe and happy, while coming to and going home from school. Parents discussing these expectations with their child at home will be very helpful!” reads the e-mail.

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.

Superbus wows Capital with looks, if not speed

There was no vroom vroom when the Superbus, a combination of aerospace and Formula 1 technology, finally hit the roads in the Captial on Monday. The superfast vehicle was at a snail’s pace on Monday as it trudged only up to 40kmph

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Dubai-bound ‘miss the bus’

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World’s largest indoor theme park opens in Dubai

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Emirates unveils ‘Summer Smiles’ packages for all

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RTA to launch Wi-Fi on some intercity bus routes

However, the middle-aged people – between 26 and 45 – are still the primary users of public transport with a share of 63 per cent. RTA is trying its best to woo the younger people on the public transport bandwagon, which includes both buses and metro. Among its initiatives to attract students and youngsters is the recent launch of student pass.

Road works frustrate New Dubai residents

Road works are giving prestigious New Dubai a bad reputation, said residents, complaining that they are never-ending. Progress with road works is obvious in and around The Springs and Meadows, but there seems to be no end to construction works on roads and roundabouts around The Lakes, Meadows, Al Barsha and Tecom.


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