The Public Bus Transport system in the Emirate of Dubai is run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The bus routes span the whole length and breadth the Emirate of Dubai. There are also night buses and someInter-Emirate busesfor travel to other emirates. Passengers can also obtain bus timetables, fares and connecting services either from bus stops or by calling the toll free phone 800 9090. The RTA has introduced air-conditioned bus stops to ease commuters’ lives.
You board the bus through the front door and exit through the rear door. Three rows of seats in the front of the bus are reserved for lady passengers. You are not permitted to eat, drink or smoke on the bus. (more…)
If you are new to Dubai you might not know what a Nol Card is. It’s a smart card that enables you to pay for the use of various RTA transport modes in Dubai with a single card. You can use your Nol Card to travel on Dubai’s Metro, Buses, Water Buses, as well as pay for RTA’s Paid Parking and now some taxi’s. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has introduced a 50 per cent discount on the fees of issuing NOL cards starting from July 26 to September 24. Read more
Nol Card is a smart card that enables you to pay for the use of various RTA transport modes in Dubai with a single card. You can use your Nol Card to travel on Dubai’s Metro, Buses, Water Buses, as well as pay for RTA’s Paid Parking and now some taxi’s.
With Nol Card, all you need to do is ‘touch & go’, which means you simply tap your card on a the card reader at the entry and exit gates of Metro and Waterbus stations; at the entrance of every RTA Bus and on all RTA parking meters. The system will then automatically deduct the correct fare from your card. It’s quick and easy to use and means you no longer need to carry cash to get around the city.
Children below 5 years can travel for free without a card.
You can purchase Nol Cards from Ticket offices located in all Metro stations and some Bus stations. Silver Cards and Red Tickets can be purchased from some Ticket Vending Read more