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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will operate a free circular bus route as an alternative service following the full closure of the rail...
The hotel is ideally located for 'shopaholics' - Ibn Battuta Mall is right next door and a dedicated Dubai Metro station is just minutes away. This brings destinations such as the world's largest retail space, Dubai Mall, along with Mall of the Emirates and many other boutique shopping outlets within easy access.
“This change comes in response to the public desire to have the metro service hours extended on the occasion of the New Year which will be marked by a variety of activities, including the massive fireworks display at Burj Khalifa; which is set to attract thousands of visitors,” said Adnan Al Hamadi, CEO of RTA Rail Agency.
Seven more Metro stations came online as planned this afternoon, finally connecting some of the most populous parts of the city by rail. After 2pm, when the first train rolled in from Jebel Ali, customers queued at the Marina stop for the first time.
The number of Dubai Metro trains running along the Red Line is set to almost double from 12 to 20 from mid-April, XPRESS can reveal. Operations between already open stations from Nakheel Harbour and Towers to Rashidiya will be beefed up in the next few weeks in preparation for the launch of new stations in the last week of April.
H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that RTA mass transit modes (comprising Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transport modes and taxis) had lifted more than 288.777 million persons in 2009 and the daily ridership of public transport modes exceeded 842 thousand peoples