Al Tayer receives Korean Ambassador to UAE

H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), received at his office recently H.E. Chung Yong-Chil, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UAE.

212,000 passengers ride Metro in first four days

By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter Dubai: Despite disruption of the train service due to some technical hiccups and 'misuse' of the system by...

Push to spur Dubai motorists to use public transport

Researchers in Dubai are looking at ways to lure people out of their cars and on to public transport, after it was found that nine in 10 motorised trips are made in private vehicles. The figure is extremely high, exceeding the global average of 60 per cent, and even the Middle East average of 85 per cent.

Abu Dhabi to hold metro and light rail briefings

Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport is inviting specialist contractors and suppliers to attend an industry briefing on the proposed Abu Dhabi Metro and Light Rail Transit projects.

Nokia opens new concept store

Nokia has opened its latest concept store in the Dubai Mall, in partnership with Landmark Group's Max Electronics.

German engineering giant wins multi-million tram contract in Qatar

German engineering giant Siemens said Monday it had won a contract worth more than 100 million euros ($123 million) to provide a tram system in Doha ahead of the 2022 football World Cup. "The order is worth more than 100 million euros, and the trams will start running from ... 2015," the German firm said in a statement.

Minimum Dh7.5 must on Nol card to take tram

With only a week away from inauguration, the Dubai Tram fare has been fixed at Dh3, irrespective of the distance travelled, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials announced on Tuesday.

StarMetro Deira

Dubai: ETA Star, a leading property developer in the UAE, has announced the opening of StarMetro Deira, luxury hotel apartments. Located on Salahuddin Road, StarMetro...

Riyadh governor to launch metro project

The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) revealed on Saturday that Riyadh Gov. Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz will inaugurate the Riyadh metro project at its headquarters inside the Diplomatic Quarter (DQ) Sunday night.


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By Neeraj Gangal Hundreds of people were left stranded by a breakdown of services on the Dubai Metro yesterday, it was reported on...

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Abu Dhabi: Rail link to Dubai under tender

Railway developments are moving forward in Abu Dhabi, with the first phase of an expansive national project expected to be completed this year. A national network will decrease the emirate’s dependence on increasingly busy highways, and could be a boon to GDP growth. However, delays in scheduled passenger services will keep commuters on the highways for the next several years.

RTA urges passengers to avoid riding unlicensed vehicles

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has called on all community members to shun the use of illegal or unlicensed transit means as they constitute grave risks to the security and safety of riders.

Commuters badly miss waiting zone near Fish Roundabout

The two old air-conditioned shelters, however, still stand where they used to but are of little use to anyone. In contrast, commuters waiting for buses in front of the Union Metro Station are forced to stand in the open. This is one of the biggest Metro stations in Dubai. Yet, the bus stop in this area is an old-fashioned one.

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