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Three new bus routes were launched in Dubai, serving communities such as Al Nahda, International City, Festival City, Oud Metha, Mankhool and the Dubai Mall area.
The Public Transport Agency - Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently inaugurated 9 new internal bus routes within Dubai Emirate in addition to one inter-city service shuttling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to boost the bus transit network and keep up with the rising demand for mass transit means in general and public buses in particular.
Researchers in Dubai are looking at ways to lure people out of their cars and on to public transport, after it was found that nine in 10 motorised trips are made in private vehicles. The figure is extremely high, exceeding the global average of 60 per cent, and even the Middle East average of 85 per cent.
International City and Discovery Gardens continue to beDubai metroar the burden of steep drops in property values brought on by fresh supply entering the market. According to Cluttons, the value of units in the two locations fell by 8.9 per cent in the first three months of the year from the same period in 2010.