Probe into thefts on Dubai Metro


By Staff

Roads and Transport Authority has begun investigation into robbery complaint by a passenger, who claimed he lost his iPhone while riding the Dubai Metro.

According to Al Bayan newspaper, theft is becoming common on the Metro. However, a complaint broadcast on Al Bath Al Mubasher programme led to the RTA initiating quick action.

There are 3,000 cameras on the Metro that are linked to the central control room and the underground operations room. There are also 668 metro police officers on duty.

Meanwhile, Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of Board and Executive Director of RTA in Dubai, at the launch of the second session of the 12-month training programme said it aims to enhance leaderships skills among Emiratis. The training is in line with the strategic plan of RTA to boost human resources and attract increased competitiveness.


  1. I got off at the burj Khalifa metro station with my three boys. Bought them some snacks and juice at the SMS kiosk right before the last exit escalator on the station. i missed the first bus F13 to the Dubai Mall. by the time i am on the next bus 6 minutes later, and i just check my belongings I found m wallet was missing!! i checked thoroughly and it wasnt there. it went missing from waiting at the bus stop till 5 minutes later in the bus. i asked the passengers behind me i they saw something around them but there was no success.

    in addition to local and foreign currency, it had all my Canadian IDs, driving license, health and insurance cards!

    with this note i request all travelers to please be careful. i went back to the metro station and the bus security desk was a little helpful. we went thru the waste bins around and found another poor fellows credit cards, Emirati ID card and a bunch of other cards in a plastic bag!!

    has anyone went thru the camera recordings on the buses? any help? how helpful is the RTA??