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Careem Dubai

Careem reduces fares in Dubai by up to 50%

The minimum fare on the Careem Max rides has been reduced by half

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Abu Dhabi permits e-scooter rental services to resume

Services can resume in specific areas at 25 per cent capacity

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Careem begins intercity services from Dubai to Abu Dhabi

Passengers will need to obtain a negative Covid-19 test to be eligible for entry into Abu Dhabi

RTA Dubai Bus On-Demand Service

Dubai’s RTA to launch second phase of Bus On-Demand service this month

The second phase of the service will cover areas including International City, The Greens and Dubai Silicon Oasis

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RTA begins using machine learning in planning bus routes in Dubai

The RTA aims to revamp 158 routes used by 2,158 buses in Dubai

Dubai RTA Classic Cars

RTA launches new design for licence plates of classic vehicles in Dubai

The plates will be available from November and can be ordered via the RTA’s website or through its Customer Happiness Centre in Deira

Hala Ras Al Khaimah

Careem launches Hala taxi service in Ras Al Khaimah

There are 500 Hala taxis deployed across the emirate

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Uber launches ride services in Sharjah

Customers in Sharjah can access UberSelect, Uber’s more affordable service

CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal

CSP launches new direct service from Abu Dhabi to Europe and Indian subcontinent

The new route will be served by a fleet of eight vessels ranging in capacity from 10,000-13,000 TEU

King Fahd Causeway zwischen Bahrain und Saudi Arabien

Saudi reopens land borders with the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain

Trucks coming from the GCC will be allowed entry into the kingdom

Dubai Public Transport Metro

Free parking in Dubai during Eid Al Adha 2020; public transport timings revised

The RTA has said that paid parking will resume in Dubai from Monday, August 3

Dubai Hala taxi service lays down stringent health and hygiene rules in the wake of Covid-19

Drivers will be required to pass a temperature test before picking up passengers

Sheikh Mohammed Dubai Metro Route 2020

Video: Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dubai Metro’s Route 2020

The new route will provide direct metro connectivity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site

Hala and Careem launch e-hailing services in Ras Al Khaimah

Both Hala and Careem will be launching a pilot phase, available across Ras Al Khaimah by mid-August 2020

Dubai launches marine agency to regulate, promote dhow sector

The agency will be the only entity responsible for dealing with dhows during their presence in Dubai waters

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Sheikh Mohammed’s new law to regulate all drone operations in Dubai

The law will govern the creation of ‘drone airports’ and outlines the framework for permissions surrounding all drone activities too

Uber partners with Mastercard to offer free rides home to all inbound UAE residents

The service will be applicable for rides home from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport

Sharjah

Sharjah to resume parking fees from July 1

Motorists in the emirate were exempt from paying parking fees for three months starting April 1

Serco Middle East appoints new managing director for Dubai Metro, Tram

Wallace Weatherill has almost 20 years of experience in the operations of critical rail systems in both the UK and the Middle East

Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway set to open new gates on the Saudi side

The bridge’s passenger capacity will increase by 45 per cent when it reopens to passenger traffic

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Careem launches ‘super app’ to offer ride-hailing, delivery and payments on one platform

The roll-out of the super app started in March 2020 and is expected to complete by the end of June 2020

Uber introduces enhanced Covid-19 safety precautions in the UAE

The new measures will be in place until the end of June after which it will be reviewed

Emirates announces four repatriation flights to Cairo from Dubai

The flights will depart from Dubai to Cairo on June 14, 18, 19 and 21

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Dubai’s RTA partners with private sector to build new-gen bus shelters

The first four shelters are already operational, with plans to construct a total 1,550 over the next 3-4 years

UAE fuel prices for June announced

This is the second month in a row that prices have remained unchanged

Free parking in Dubai during Eid holidays, public transport timings revealed

The metro will run from 7am to 9pm during the Eid holidays

Dubai public transport timings updated – RTA

These new timings for public transport services will remain effect until further notice

Mashreq Bank Metro Station

RTA renames three metro stations in Dubai

It has signed an agreement with Dubai-headquartered Mashreq Bank as part of the new deal

Dubai’s Emirates Group reports 28% drop in full year profit

The group’s revenues decreased 5 per cent to Dhs104bn

Dubai’s Aramex posts 38% dip in Q1 2020 net profit

Aramex’s Q1 2020 revenues fell 3 per cent to Dhs1.19bn, compared to Dhs1.23bn in Q1 2019