Dubai temporarily suspends some bus services on New Year Eve

Asma Ahmed - | UAE

Several public bus services in Dubai will be temporarily suspended on New Year's Eve, according to the city's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Temporary Bus Service Suspensions:

As part of New Year's Eve preparations, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced the temporary suspension of 25 public bus routes. The suspension will be in effect from 3:30 p.m. on December 31 until 6 a.m. on January 1.

Continuous Metro and Tram Operations:

Residents may be certain that Dubai Metro and Tram services will be running nonstop on New Year's Eve to accommodate those attending the festivities. Forty hours of nonstop Metro service will begin at 8 a.m. on December 31 and terminate at the tail end of January 1. Beginning at 9 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 1 a.m. on January 2, the tram service will run continuously.

Free additional buses:

To address increased demand during the festivities, the RTA has introduced a fleet of 230 additional buses. These buses will be available free of charge on New Year's Eve, contributing to efforts to minimize traffic congestion and provide convenient transportation options for celebrants.

Enhancing accessibility and mobility:

The RTA's initiatives aim to enhance accessibility and mobility for individuals attending various New Year's Eve events across the city. By providing extended and complimentary public transport services, the RTA seeks to ensure a smooth and efficient commute for residents and visitors during the festive celebrations.

Check for updates:

Given that the provided information is subject to change, individuals are advised to stay informed by checking with the RTA for the latest updates and details regarding New Year's Eve public transport services. The RTA's commitment to offering these enhanced services reflects its dedication to creating a safer and more convenient transportation experience for everyone, ushering in the new year in Dubai.

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