Seating Restrictions Eased On Public Transport

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Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has now removed certain restrictions originally put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to ensure precautionary measures were followed, 'Do Not Sit' and social distancing reminders were placed on Duba Metro.

The stickers have now been removed and travellers can now occupy the seats available.

Public buses have also removed the 'Do Not Sit' stickers allowing individuals to sit anywhere in the bus.

Additionally, taxis can now operate at a higher capacity.

Previously, taxis were limited to the driver along with two individuals sitting at the back.

Taxi capacities now allow an individual to also sit in front next to the driver with a maximum of three individuals per taxi.

Four individuals and a driver can be seated in the family van taxi. 

When travelling to Abu Dhabi, only two individuals and the driver are allowed per taxi.

Despite the changes, face masks need to be worn at all times.

The changes have been made due to the reduction in the COVID-19 cases in Dubai and are a sign of a return to normalcy.

Expo 2020 will begin on 1 October and the new change will offer better connectivity through public transport for individuals visiting the Expo 2020 site.

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