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Travel is expected to get a lot easier in Dubai with the launch of a new range of smart services, including an application to enable people to book taxis and track their path and another to plan journeys using public transport.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports have been rated the best in the Middle East in a survey conducted by an online travel website.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched the Journey Planner (Wojhati) application for smart-phone users, providing real time and detailed information about integrated transit plans on public transit modes available in the Emirate in a way enabling customers smooth and speedy access to their destinations.
Hitting the gym, taking up a sport and eating healthy are just some of the baby steps that most people take to get fit But did you know that abandoning the luxury of your car and opting for the public transport instead and exploring your own city could also direct you in that direction?
“The idea is to encourage people to use public transport and reduce their carbon footprint in a fun way. It is also an attempt to promote healthy living and a step towards supporting the government’s ‘go green’ initiative,” said Hana Mathew, Detour’s Marketing Director.
The Public Transport Agency at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched a marketing and promotional campaign under the theme ‘Your Seats Make you Win Prizes’, which aims at encouraging the various groups and classes of the public on utilising Dubai bus to transport through the cities of Dubai and other emirates.
Bus run time will improve considerably in Dubai as the Roads and Transport revises several routes and revived previous stops in Dubai from September 1. Of the 88 urban routes that operate in the city, 10 routes are being modified or realigned to improve the efficiency and reliability of the buses.
Traffic chiefs in Dubai have rejected reports that taxi drivers are banned from making multiple stops. The report, which appeared in a UAE newspaper earlier this week, caused confusion among both cabbies and passengers.