By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Passengers at Dubai International Airport can now avail of comfortable bus rides to and from their hotels as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launches the Sky Bus service from mid-May, Gulf News can reveal.
Launched as a pilot project for six months, the new bus service will offer direct connectivity to 26 hotels across the city, operated through eight buses on four routes. The service will initially start from Terminal 3 and then Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport.
“Our mission is to provide the option of public transport to all people who come to Dubai. Sky Bus service will certainly help tourists reach their hotels quicker, safer and at an affordable rate,” Mohammad Al Ali, Director of Bus Operations at RTA’s Public Transport Agency, said.
The service, which is tentatively scheduled to start by May 15, was launched following a detailed survey that took into account views of more than 1,500 tourists.
“We spoke with tourists who arrived in Dubai from across the world and got their opinion on what they would think of a shuttle service from the airport to hotels and we got a great response, following which we decided to start the service. Our plan is to continue the survey during the pilot phase and improve or expand the service according to the demand we see,” added Al Ali, speaking exclusively to Gulf News. More info