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Gitex Shopper 2018: Customers play the waiting game

The 'wait to buy' approach seems to be the method of choice for many of the Gitex Shopper visitors who turned out on the...

‘Apple Pay’ feature activated in RTA Dubai app

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has launched Apple Pay feature enabling customers using iPhones to process the payment of several fees...

Gitex 2016: Save Dh1,696 with deal of the day

Dubai: Buy a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (32GB) worth Dh2,799 from Axiom Telecom and get premium giveaways worth Dh1,696. The giveaways are Ferrari watch worth Dh599,...

UOWD students come up with new Metro app

Designed by two students at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the app provides a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the Dubai Metro system alongside a range of other handy features, all of which can be accessed without an Internet connection.

Beware! Those pickpockets in Delhi Metro are women

Most of these women are well-educated, well-dressed, carry laptops, backpacks and look like any other commuter, making it extremely difficult to identify them and can only be nabbed in action.

Dubai RTA plans four-fold rise in mobile services

The Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) plans to beef up the number of services offered via smartphones as well as other handheld gadgets from the existing 17 to 72 by 2014, said its chairman.

Nol Silver card users have Dh14 per day cap: Dubai Metro...

“If Nol Silver Card users spend Dh14, all their trips on the Metro or bus routes will be free,” Mohammad Youssef Al Mudharrab, Director, Automated Fare Collection Card, Road and Transport Authority (RTA), told Emirates 24|7. Gold card users also have a daily cap of Dh14, but the calculation is based on the trip fare only and not on the surcharge.

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.

Probe into thefts on Dubai Metro

Roads and Transport Authority has begun investigation into robbery complaint by a passenger, who claimed he lost his iPhone while riding the Dubai Metro. According to Al Bayan newspaper, theft is becoming common on the Metro. However, a complaint broadcast on Al Bath Al Mubasher programme led to the RTA initiating quick action.

App for daily doze of catnaps

According to the Roads and Transport Authority, the Dubai Metro recorded 38.9 million passengers in 2010 with about 150,000 people taking the trips daily. Add to the mix a high penetration rate of iPhones in the UAE and you have a natural environment for a nifty little phone app that is making life a little easier these days for commuters. Meet the iMetro.