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The Crowne Plaza Deira-Dubai is one of few hotels located with walking distance of the new line. The 281-room property (which is now managed by InterContinental Hotels Group after switching from the Marriott Renaissance brand in March) is already actively directing guests to use the Metro.
Residents and visitors to Dubai have been urged to leave their cars at home and use the Dubai Metro and buses on the occasion of Free Public Transport Day being observed in the emirate on November 1. The Metro is a key mass transit mode that has attracted much attention recently judging by its popularity among all segments of the community and the number of commuters served during the first year of operation which exceeded 30 million passengers," noted Al Hammadi
Eur. Ing. Amair Saleem, Director of Safety, Risk, Regulation and Planning Department (SRRPD) of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, who has represented the RTA at this event, stated that the Authority is always keen on taking part in such conferences so as to keep pace with the latest in this domain and enhance its work performance in a way that goes with the international best practices in the safety, risk and crisis management.
“RTA has worked out an integrated strategy to convert the services on offer and deliver them online in keeping with the vision and drive of the e-Government; a strategy based on prompt delivery and customer centricity. The total number of e-services delivered by RTA to customers is currently as high as 164 (procedural and informational) services spanning all services deliverable online, compared to 24 such services in 2007 and 116 services in 2008.
The operating times for Dubai Metro are to be extended by up to one hour, from October 15, but only on Thursdays and Fridays. "Now passengers will be able to use the metro from 6am to 12pm on Thursdays and from 1pm to 12am on Fridays," said Adnan Al Hammadi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Rail Agency of Dubai Roads and Transport (RTA). Currently, the trains run from 6am to11pm from Saturday to Thursday and from 2pm to 12am on Fridays.
Commercial Transport Activities Dep’t, Licensing Agency of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently held a meeting at RTA Head Office with representatives of car & bus rental companies listed under Commercial Transport Activities Category overseen by Licensing Agency
“RTA is constantly keeping track of new developments and technological innovations in the navigation systems industry and stands ready to keep pace with these developments and deliver them to users whenever they are available in future such as 3-D navigational systems, navigational control devices through the driver’s voice, and the addition of new and permanent features to “Dalili” system; which conforms to RTA’s efforts to enhance the traffic coverage and precision of the system.
The surfaces throughout the entire sky-level network were glittering and gleaming on that opening night, and muzak was piped in through the speakers to a clutch of guests who had won a Willy Wonka-style competition to be the first to ride on the trains. Back then, officials were so protective of their creation that press photographers were severely curtailed in taking pictures inside the stations.
Citymax Hotel is located close to the city’s main business districts and within walking distance from Mall of the Emirates and the Dubai Metro station, and offers ease of navigation around the city and provides a practical option for travelers to Dubai, a statement said.