Increased seat occupancy in Dubai buses

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has noted an increase in the number of commuters taking the Dubai bus in 2011 compared to the previous year. From a 40 per cent seat occupancy rate in 2010, the number increased by one percent last year which was a significant development according to RTA Chairman of the board and executive director Mattar Al Tayer.

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Dubai's outstanding debt put at $31.4 billion

The government of Dubai also has direct contingent liabilities estimated at $7.6 billion related to guarantees for DEWA ($3.6 billion) and RTA ($1.8billion), as well as $2.2 billion under a shortfall guarantee relating to the restructuring of DW.

Shuttle buses to run between Dubai’s two airports

Dubai: Dubai Airports, which manages the emirate’s two airports, will start shuttle services between Dubai International and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) from April 24.

Relief for bus commuters

In my community report published in Gulf News on September 4, 2010, I had written about the need for one more NOL card machine in the Naif Park bus stop in Deira. This bus stop is one of the biggest bus stops in Dubai. I always saw long queues in front of the NOL card machine on a daily basis.

Jebel Ali Bus Depot to open in July

Construction works at the Jebel Ali Bus Depot have been completed and the station, which serves 17 bus routes covering the entire neighbourhood, is set to start operation on July 1, announced Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Al Tayer launches RTA employees Intranet System

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the portal of internal communication system (Intranet) at (; which is a new tool for internal communication and cooperation between RTA employees. The gateway enables sharing and exchanging of documents pertinent to the activities of all RTA employees.

Bracing for spike in school bill

"It was a shock for me when I went to the school today and learnt about an increase of Dh250 annually for the bus fee. As I have two kids, it straightaway means an additional Dh500. We were never informed about this increase earlier," said an anguished parent, whose children study in an American school.

Filipinos can now voice their? grievances at bus shelters

A courier and cargo provider to the Philippines has partnered with the Philippine Consulate-General in Dubai to set up a drop box called 'Kabayan...


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Bus crash in Iran kills 26 schoolgirls

A passenger bus in southwestern Iran overturned on Friday evening, killing 26 female high school students on board, Iranian media reported on Saturday. Eighteen others were injured when the bus, carrying students from the town of Borujen, flipped on the Izeh-Lordegan road, about 700 km (435 miles) southwest of the capital Tehran, Iranian media reported.

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Emirates pilot averts disaster at Dubai airport

While coming into land, the Airbus A330-200 pilot spotted another aircraft already on the same runway and took off immediately after initially touching down. "Emirates flight EK 523 from Trivandrum to Dubai landed at 0722 on November 7, 2010. The aircraft initiated a go-around sequence at the time of landing, after momentarily touching the runway,” an Emirates spokesperson said, in an emailed reply to Arabian Business.

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‘Bus driver kidnapped, raped woman in Dubai’

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