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Malls brace for Dubai Shopping Festival bonanza

Mr Merchant expects sales at this DSF to exceed last year's figures by 20 to 30 per cent as tourists flock to the UAE and Pure Gold looks for low-margin, high-volume business rather than high-margin sales.

Glass subway to connect Burj Khalifa with Dubai Metro

The Dubai Mall Metro Link, to be constructed by Dutco, will have five travelators, or moving walkways, in each direction – ten in all – with the air-conditioned and automated walkways capable of ferrying more than 13,500 individuals every hour. There will be a central walkway that will give additional space for pedestrian use.

Public transport is changing habits in UAE

When Kedar Iyer first moved to Dubai from Paris he could have easily done what most expatriates do upon arriving – rent or hire a car. But instead of shopping for the latest SUV, the digital media specialist checked out carpools, taxis and bus routes. After measuring his environmental footprint 18 months ago he went one step further and now walks and takes the Dubai Metro.

Commuters in Dubai furious as RTA cancels certain bus routes

The RTA's policy to force people to use the Metro by cancelling some popular bus routes is not in line with its plans to attract more people to use public transport as it is causing a lot of problems for passengers like me and is not viable for us at all," said Jamshaid Ahmad, who works in Jebel Ali.

Dedicated lanes are the way forward

Roads and Transport Authority is planning to introduce almost 5.6 kilometres of bus and taxi lanes in various parts of the city commencing May 15. After studying traffic flows, the RTA has moved on the dedicated lanes.

‘Roaming Bus’ Promotes Dubai Public Transport

DUBAI — A ‘Roaming Bus’ that tours the city, splashed in advertisements luring potential riders, is being used by the Roads and Transport Authority to promote public transport.