Early Request Online Service Receives 14k Applications

The Licensing Agency of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) received more than 14,000 applications submitted by 1,274 subscribers through the Distinguished Number Plates Early Request Online Service under the Category J, which was launched last February.

Dubai Metro phasing out 'annoying' train music

Metro chiefs have admitted they were on the wrong tracks with their choice of music. Passengers driven mad by the repetitive, electronic tune they have been forced to listen to – or at least block out with their iPods – have made their feelings known, and it seems their complaints have not fallen on deaf ears.

RTA briefs Sharjah Transport on e-archiving

A delegation from Sharjah Transport has recently visited the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to review the best practices adopted in RTA’s Administrative Services Dep’t, along with the work mechanism in place, particularly the e-archiving system, with the aim of exchanging expertise, and improving services in a bid to speed up processing and improve the quality deliverables.

Palm Jumeirah monorail – November 2010 – High Definition

The 5.45 kilometres (3.39 mi) monorail line began construction in March 2006, under the supervision of Marubeni Corporation, with the monorail track completed in July 2008 and vehicle testing beginning in November 2008. Originally planned to open by December 2008, the opening was delayed to April 30, 2009.

Tributes to Dubai Metro suicide man who planned to marry

The man who killed himself by jumping in front of the Dubai Metro last week has been identified as a cashier and delivery person at a convenience store. Harish Pujari Mahabla, 36, from Mangalore, India, worked for the Ginny’s Plus Trading group in Tecom for the past two years before he died in an apparent suicide last Monday.

GCC eyeing $170bn transport move over 10-15 years

Transport projects worth $170bn are expected to be put in place in the GCC region over the next 10-15 years, an industry expert has said. About 85 percent of the investment is seen being made in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar while $108bn of it is set to be spent on rail projects.

Dubai Airport launches SnoozeCube to increase traveller comfort

Called SnoozeCube, each of the accommodation units contains a full-sized bed, a touch-screen television offering a selection of entertainment and music, as well as high speed internet access. Most importantly, the units are connected to the airport’s flight information system to ensure that passengers do not miss their flights.

Dubai – a city of hi-tech contrasts

Visitors opting for public transport will find the modern and driverless Dubai Metro ahead of the times in comparison to most other countries.

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What do you prefer, Metro or car?

“Stress is also another factor, driving in traffic for long hours gets me stressed out and sometimes I even start getting headaches. On the other hand when I go by Metro I get to walk from the station to the building that I have my meeting in and I can even stand in the Metro if I wanted too which in my opinion is much healthier than being in the same position for hours.”

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