“Women only,” a driver’s assistant calls out loudly, while expertly hanging out the door of a microbus on the corner of Abbas al-Aqqad Street, in the upper-middle class neighborhood of Nasr City.
"The project is part of RTA's Master Plan to upgrade mass transportation on buses with the aim of attracting new commuters and hence contributing to easing roads congestions. These highly sophisticated buses feature top quality specifications, affordable fare and wide geographical coverage, and as such provide a big boost to the integration of mass transit modes spanning public buses, Dubai Metro and marine modes.
Dubai’s public transport authority is planning to extend the Green Line by 20.6 kilometres, adding 11 stations to the current line. The extended route will serve International City, Academic City and Silicon Oasis, a senior RTA official said.