There are numerous options for public transportation services and most of the drivers speak some English, but their language may be limited. It is therefore very important you know exactly the address of where you are going so you can give them direction if necessary.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open on Friday 7 August 2015 the final stage of Al Yalayes Road completing the link of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (at Al Houdh R/A) with the Emirates Road via the Dubai Investment Park (DIP). This traffic corridor, which spans 4 lanes in each direction and stretches 9 km, also provides entry & exit points to the DIP, Jumeirah Golf Estates through signalized R/As Read 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
There are a number of things you can do for your car before you lock the door and walk away for a month or more. If you simply let your vehicle sit on the street or in a garage for an extended period of time, you may return to a dead battery, or worse yet – a damaged engine, ruined tires and a rat’s nest under your hood.
Here’s a list of important steps from our friends at Powertec to take before you store a vehicle. Taking these precautions will not only ensure that your car starts when you return to it, but that its time in storage doesn’t shorten the life of the engine. Read more
If you’ve ever found yourself lugging a booster seat out of your car and into somebody else’s (or worse – into a plane!) I can almost guarantee that in the process you banged it on various parts of the car and yourself, and perhaps even uttered some language you weren’t entirely proud of. Why are they so enormous? Well, as it turns out, not all of them are…Enter the Bubblebum. Read more
Don’t forget, on June 1st the speed limit will changed! Be warned the speed limit on Umm Suqeim Road and Al Qudra Road will be standardised at 80kph from June 1. It is said it has been implemented to reduce and prevent accidents.
The limit will cover the sector from Sheikh Zayed Road to Emirates Road (formerly Dubai Bypass Road), according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority.