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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

taxiThe next few days will see many of us attending parties as Dubai’s residents prepare to welcome in the New Year.  Holidays and weekends are always busy and subsequently booking a taxi maybe frustrating.  Even if you’re organised and book a taxi early in the day there is no guarantee it will actually appear!  But there are alternatives to the normal RTA taxis.

There are companies such as Careem and Uber which have satellite mapping systems which enable these companies to see at any time where their available cars are and to match them to a customer request. Read more

Taxi commuters in Dubai won’t enjoy Dh24 per day Salik capSalik toll for taxis aimed at reducing congestion on roads like Sheikh Zayed

With the Salik toll tax for cabs coming into effect this morning onwards, Dubai commuters will have to shell out an additional Dh4 every time they pass under the toll gates.

However, there’s more distress for commuters.

The maximum fee of Dh24 per day applicable to personal vehicles that pass one or more Salik toll gates may not apply to taxi passengers, an employee at the Salik Customer Service Centre has confirmed to Emirates 24|7.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had in December announced that it will re-apply the toll gate (Salik) to all taxis from January 15, 2013. 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

Travelling in Dubai by taxi is generally an easy experience unlike other expat locations there is no haggling with the taxi driver at the end of the journey as all journeys by Dubai Taxi’s are metered. Read more

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