Live, work or socialise in Jumeirah Lakes Towers? You can zip round those clusters on two new bus routes.
A new public bus service has been launched across the JLT community by DMCC, in partnership with the Roads and Transport Authority.
Routes JLT 1 and JLT 2 will run every 20 minutes between 6.30am-9.20pm Saturday and weekdays, and 9.30am till after midnight on Fridays, from JLT and Damac Metro stations landside. Like other forms of public transport in Dubai, fares start from AED 3 and you’ll need a Nol card to travel.
Where does this magical mystery fun bus take us?
Currently, the two services take a simple circumnavigation of each half of the JLT community. If you’ve ever tried walking between Clusters O and X in the height of summer, you will know that this service, which will make 78 trips daily, is a welcome convenience.
What is there to do in JLT?
Aside from a considerable amount of residential and corporate space, there’s plenty going on in JLT. The area is home to some great eateries. Pressman’s Pressed Sandwiches is in Saba Tower 1, Cluster E (where the bus conveniently stops), and if you ever feel the need to get yourself to the Greek, Mythos Kouzina & Grill in Cluster P serves up authentic Athenian delights daily.
The community also houses beautifully verdant park area; sporting facilities (like the basket ball court); playgrounds; a flea market; black-lit ping-pong tables; grooming salons; shops; hotels; clinics and music venues. You can even buy a bespoke wedding dress, if the sudden compulsion ever takes you.
What more excuse do you need to grab your Nol card and ride the bus like a boss?