If you want to get about, get the bus. Dubai’s network of buses is expanding again and here’s what regular riders need to know.
Three new bus routes launch from Thursday (18th July), the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority Public Transport Agency has announced.
These are the new services:
Route 77: starts from Baniyas Metro Station and calls at Airport Terminal 3, Deira City Centre, and Airport Terminal 1.
Route F36: a Metro bus service that starts at Mall of the Emirates Station and passes by Arjan Hotel via Mall of the Emirates Metro Station, Al Barsha South and Dubai Science Park.
Route E102: commutes between Ibn Battuta Station and Musaffah Al Shaabiya Bus Station at Abu Dhabi.
As well as bringing in new routes to “enhance Dubai’s bus network and improve the service integration with Dubai Metro stations as well as inter-city bus services,” Adel Shakri, director of planning and business development at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency, is switching up some current bus timetables.
Route 50, which connects with the International City, Dragon Mart and Al Khail Gate, will head in the direction of Al Manama Street after International City.
Route J01, which runs from Mall of the Emirates MS to Jumeirah Village Circle, will be rerouted to cover Jumeirah Village Circle and all the way up to Al Barsha South. The current service will be covered by Route F36.
Route F32, linking Mall of the Emirates MS and the Sustainable City, will be rerouted and Route F36 will run around the Dubai Science Park.
Route F60, linking Rashidiya Metro Station, and Downtown Mirdif Gate, will be rerouted in the direction of City Centre Mirdif from Rashidiya MS.
Route 367, between Rashidiya and the International City, now goes to Al Rashidiya and the International City via Warqaa, to serve Silicon Oasis via Dubai Academic City.
A batch of new bus services were announced back in April 2019 and now some of Dubai’s public transport network could be served by new buses that come equipped with WiFi and charging points.
Commuters with comments about the new routes can leave feedback through the RTA’s website. Visit: www.rta.ae