Dubai’s public transport is getting stronger day by day with an expanding network of buses.
Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Public Transport Agency launches three new bus routes and upgrades some of the existing routes to bolster Dubai’s bus network and enhance the connectivity between Dubai metro stations and inter-city bus services.
New routes include:
Route 77 starts from Baniyas Metro Station and calls at Airport Terminal 3, Deira City Centre, and Airport Terminal 1.
Route F36, starts at Mall of the Emirates Station and passes by Arjan Hotel via Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, Al Barsha South and Dubai Science Park.
Route E102 commutes between Ibn Battuta Station and Musaffah Al Shaabiya Bus Station at Abu Dhabi
RTA’s Transport Agency is switching up some of the current bus routes and these include:
Switching Route 50, which connects with the International City, Dragon Mart (2), and Al Khail Gate (1), after International City in the direction of Al Manama Street
Route J01, which runs from Mall of the Emirates Metro Station to Jumeirah Village Circle, will be rerouted to provide transit services at Jumeirah Village Circle and all the way up to Al Barsha South, meanwhile the current transit service will be served by Route F36.
Route F32, linking Mall of the Emirates Metro Station and Sustainable City, will be rerouted and transit service at Dubai Science Park will be provided by Route F36
Route F60, linking Rashidiya Metro Station, and Downtown Mirdif Gate, will be rerouted in the direction of City Centre Mirdif from Rashidiya Metro Station
Route 367 between Rashidiya and International City will be rerouted between Al Rashidiya and International City via Warqaa to serve Silicon Oasis via Dubai Academic City
“The ultimate objective of the move is to bring happiness to people and meet the rising demand for bus services”, says Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
On 7 July, RTA launched the operation of 94 medium sized buses catering to low-demand areas.