You wait for one and four come along at once! No, this time we’re talking about new bus routes, not buses themselves. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it is ready to launch four new bus routes along with a number of other improvements to help you on your merry way. The new routes and improvements are due to come into effect from 20th October.
What are the new routes?
Dubai Silicon Oasis High B to the lake of Dubai Silicon Oasis, running every half an hour during peak hours
Dubai Studio City to Damac Hills, running every 60-minutes
Dubai Studio City to Remraam, timings not yet confirmed
Metro Link service – F70
Burjuman Metro Station to Dubai Museum to serve tourist areas such as Al Fahidi Heritage Village and Dubai Museum, timings not yet confirmed
“We will also improve other lines starting October 20. The path of Route X22 from Al Qusais Industrial Area 2 to the Business Bay MS will change to pass along Happiness Street. Similarly, the path of Route 91 commuting between Gold Souq Station and Jebel Ali Bus Station will be changed to serve the Business Bay MS in both directions,” said Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
“Route 98E from Al Quoz Bus Station to Satwa will also witness a change and the service will not enter Satwa Bus Station. Riders on this route are requested to use bus stops nearby Satwa Bus Station.”
Additional improvements noted by the RTA include an extension to Route 7 to Al Quoz Bus Station and the service will no longer enter Satwa Bus Station with riders requested to use the bus stop nearby Al Bida’a Bus Stop. Route 34 will be operational on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the service frequency will be 30 minutes. Route 95A and Route 56 will be operating every two hours on all weekdays.