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New Year: Dubai’s RTA announces free parking, public transport timings

The Metro will operate throughout Thursday and Friday

Metro timings, road closures for New Year’s Eve in Dubai revealed

Police officers will be deployed across all the tourist destinations in the emirate and will ensure that Covid-19 precautionary measures are implemented

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Saudi extends ban on international flights, permits foreigners to leave kingdom

The kingdom had closed its air, land and sea borders a week ago over concerns about the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus

Dubai’s RTA announces change for maximum number of passengers permitted in taxis

All the passengers will need to sit at the back, leaving the seat next to the driver vacant

Dubai Metro’s Route 2020 to begin operating from January 1, 2021

The initial operation phase will cover four stations including Jebel Ali (interchange station), The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, and Al Furjan

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium expands reach via four key partnerships

The four companies cover 80 per cent of the world’s countries and transported over four million tons of air freight cargo globally last year

Abu Dhabi’s toll gate system to go live on January 2, 2021

Motorists need to register and activate their toll accounts

Dubai’s DP World dismisses Djibouti President’s remarks about disputed port as “false”

DP World reiterated that it remains the legal operator and concession holder of the Doraleh Container Terminal

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Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium to facilitate worldwide distribution of Covid-19 vaccine

The consortium will be able to handle the logistics for over six billion doses of the vaccines manufactured around the world – whether in single or multi doses – in cold and ultra-cold conditions in 2021

Ekar extends its mobility OS to GCC third-party fleet owners

Ekar poised to add more than 5,000 cars within its app over the next six months across UAE and Saudi Arabia

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RTA to rename five Dubai Metro stations

The stations which will be renamed include Al Fahidi Metro Station, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Noor Bank, Damac and Nakheel

Dubai Tram transports 32 million passengers since launch in 2014

The tram connects 11 stations

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Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dhs590m Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre

The centre will use artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and advanced communication systems to monitor and manage road networks

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Video: Dubai Metro receives 50 new trains

The new metro trains have an 8 per cent increased capacity and can now carry 696 riders

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Saudi reopens land borders with the UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain

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

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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

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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