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nyeveBurj Khalifa-Dubai Mall Metro station to be closed; free shuttle bus services will be available to and from Downtown area

With New Year’s eve and a three-day weekend around the corner the Roads and Transport Authority(RTA) has announced its public transportation master plan, involving metro, tram, bus, marine transportation services and taxis, in addition to parking options available in most crowded areas.

RTA is expecting 820,000 riders on New Year’s eve – the most crowded day on the emirate’s public transportation system – and an additional 490,000 riders the next day, according to Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA.

Earlier, RTA said a million riders are expected on Dubai Metro during the entire event. Last year, 748,377 riders were recorded using the Metro, of whom 60,815 riders were lifted from Burj Khalifa – Dubai Mall station. Read more

RTA New Year’s eve traffic plan: 24-hour Dubai Metro; 10,000 extra parking slots; 53,000 taxi trips
Boulevard Road will be closed at 6pm to avoid vehicular congestion

Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Head of the team dealing with public transport systems, Metro and taxis during official and annual events, said: “The Metro will be operating round-the-clock starting from 06:00 am on 31/12/2012 up to 01/01/2013 where it is anticipated to transport more than 132,000 passengers on that day.

“The service will be running at a 2.5 minutes headway (frequency) during peak hours and 8 minutes during off peak hours. Read more

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