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New Dubai bridge to ease traffic in Karama

To ease traffic bottlenecks in Dubai, the main bridge on Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street near Karama would be opened in January. This was announced...

RTA nears completion of Dubai cycling route

The RTA has completed 90% of a new cycling runway in the Mushrif, Mirdif and Khawaneej areas, Director General and Chairman of the Roads...

RTA announces service timings during Ramadan

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings set for different services during the holy month of Ramadan covering customer service centers, public car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, and strategic partners’ centers.

Dubai Metro breakdown leaves hundreds stuck

Service on the Red Line of Dubai Metro was disrupted around noon on Wednesday, causing commuters considerable inconvenience.

RTA launches smart metro information kiosks service in 23 stations

The Roads and Transport Authority RTA has launched the smart metro information kiosk service by deploying 50 information systems in 23 metro stations on both the Red and Green Lines, offering a diverse cast of information and services to meet the needs of the metro riders.

RTA ditches paper tickets, push for Nol cards for inter-city buses

Dubai: Commuters travelling to and from Dubai using inter-city buses of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), except on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai route, may now use Nol cards for ease of payment.

Dubai bus inspector who makes you pay for breaking the rules

If you are ever on a bus between December 2nd Street and Dubai Creek, keep a sharp eye out for Hamad Al Jallaf. The RTA bus inspector patrols Bur Dubai, Al Mankhool, Al Raffa, Karama and Al Jafiliya - known as Area 4 - eight hours a day, five days a week. Every morning he puts on his beige uniform and gets out his portable card reader that allows him to check passengers' Nol cards in seconds.

Women complain of harassment on Metro

Jaimie M. has been using the Dubai Metro daily to commute from her home in Karama to her office in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT). A designer by profession, Jaimie said one of the reasons she did not apply for a driving licence is that the Metro is such a convenient and safe form of transport. But the experience got unpleasant one day when a male co-passenger harassed her.

RTA starts two bus routes to Tecom free zones

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced two new bus routes --Route 83 and Route 85 -- that will connect Tecom free zones Dubai Internet City (DIC), Dubai Media City (DMC) and Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) to Karama and Discovery Gardens respectively. The buses operating on the new routes can cut down the commuting time for office-goers within the free zones by almost 50 per cent. The timings of the two bus routes take into account the peak hours.

Need for pedestrian-friendly roads

Firstly, there is a problem with the way bus stop locations have been planned. Due to the construction of the Dubai Metro, bus stops have been moved around and there are [hardly any] pedestrian crossings for people to get to the opposite side. If people get off the bus on the Creek side, near the consulate buildings, they will need to cross the road to reach the bus stop that goes toward Karama.