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Tomorrow marks Dubai's seventh annual car-free day, in which Dubai residents and employees of more than 1,000 companies and organisations are expected to ditch their vehicles and find alternative, environment-friendly ways to move around.
Joining her colleagues at the Etisalat metro station, Aisha, a government employee, excitedly hopped on a metro going towards the Union Station.
More than 7,000 private cars will not be used on Car Free Day on February 4 to raise environmental awareness, encourage public transport use and reduce pollution and traffic Dubai Municipality announced on Wednesday.
Today is the day you can do your bit for the environment and join Dubai Municipality in its ‘Car Free Day' initiative. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, will start the initiative by boarding the Dubai Metro this morning from the Etisalat Metro Station.
Government departments in Dubai have geared up to observe ‘Car Free Day’ on Wednesday January 18. More than 2,500 employees in the Dubai Municipality headquarters and the nearby offices of DM will leave their cars at home and use other public transport means to reach their offices on Wednesday.
More than 1,500 Dubai Municipality staff left their cars at home yesterday to mark Car Free Day, an initiative to cut down on pollution and promote public transport. Hussain Nasser Lootah, the municipality’s director general, led by example by using the new Metro network. He boarded the VIP-class carriage in Al Rashidiya station and went just four stops to Union station, which is just a few minutes walk from his office.