Hundreds of thousands were stranded in traffic last year due to half a million people descending on Downtown Dubai. The plan entails making the Dubai Metro run round-the-clock on the day, and incudes the deployment of 63 buses and 4,000 taxicabs to transit up to 400,000 commuters to Burj Khalifa.
Several schools in Dubai have put out advertisements inviting applications for prospective female bus monitors. This follows a decision last week by the Roads and Transport Authority making it mandatory for schools to have at least one female conductor on buses carrying girl students, or mixed students up to the primary level.
1.3m every year, 3,500 a day, 150 per hour and nearly three people get killed on the street every minute across the world. The Dubai Police has set an ambitious goal to decrease road death to zero by 2020.
Speed limits on Dubai roads — both internal as well as highways — would be revised according to a new manual to be released by the end of June, Khaleej Times has learnt. A special team at the RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency (TRA), in association with Dubai Police, has been studying various proposals to enhance road safety over the past year
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started displaying improved and easy to read bus routes, network maps and timetables at the bus stops and main bus stations across the emirate. Tracking destinations and planning bus journeys have been made easy with the new-look bus routes and maps being installed at all the bus stops in Dubai.
A new five-boat water taxi service in Dubai will be launched on Wednesday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced. The service works like a regular car taxi service where a customer calls up to request a boat pick them up at one of 18 different locations around the emirate, including Dubai Creek, the Atlantis hotel and Dubai Marina.