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More than 262.5m journeys on Dubai public transport in last six...

“The share of public transport means grew from six per cent in 2006 to 13 per cent in 2013 and is expected to hit 14 per cent by the end of this year,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of the RTA.

Get Free WiFi on Dubai Metro and Help the Needy During...

UAE service provider du announced that the complimentary internet access will be available on all Dubai Metro carriages and on both the red and green lines for the duration of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

RTA briefs DEWA delegation on best practices of using vehicles

The delegation was received by Abdulla Al Mahra, Director of Administrative Services, RTA Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, who praised the visit as it would contribute substantially in boosting the cooperation between various entities in the UAE, particularly government departments.

Dubai's e-majlis on Twitter: Log on to share your traffic problems...

Do you think you have a permanent solution to traffic congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road? Have you noticed an error on a major intersection? Or have you been waiting to vent out about an infrastructural miscalculation en route to your office?

RTA launches second workshop about Syntax of Quran

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently honoured employees who took part in the first training course “Honourable, Noble and Virtuous” Program; where 11 male & female employees attended the course that lasted two months. During the course, participants attended to the full syntax of Al-Kahf surat along with the linguistic meaning of the verses, enabling them to better understand the Surat.

Why are books a rare sight on the Dubai Metro?

Most of Dubai’s Metro commuters seem reluctant to take advantage of the many minutes spent between stations by getting stuck into a story. I look at my fellow passengers staring into space, or scrolling zombie-like through Facebook and I think: what a waste of a great opportunity to learn something, be entertained, enter the mind of another – like all good books let us do.

Cyclone rumours kick up a storm on UAE social networks

The dusty, hazy and near-zero-visibility weather this morning sent social networks into a storm of rumours and scaremongering. Twitter and Blackberry services were full of warning signs of a cyclone hitting the UAE, heading over from Saudi Arabia.

Mohammed’s followers on Facebook, Twitter top 1 million

The number of registered subscribers to the personal pages of UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum surpassed one million followers as of yesterday, with more than 494,386 subscribers on his Facebook page and 517,042 followers on Twitter.

Firms present new touchscreen solution at ATM

Germany-based Micros Systems and UK’s Light Blue Optics presented the first wireless ordering solution for the hospitality industry at the Arabian Travel Market, a leading event for the travel and tourism sector, in Dubai.