A new bus service round this community is going to be really handy

Live, work or socialise in Jumeirah Lakes Towers? You can zip round those clusters on two new bus routes.

BUS_MAP_WEBSITE1194x1064_high-03A 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.

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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?

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Full schedules for route one (DAMAC Metro Station) and route two (JLT Metro Station).

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