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Dubai’s RTA resumes 4 intercity bus services, launches new intra-city route

The F38 service which will begin operation on May 19 will connect Jumeirah Golf Estates Metro Station to Dubai Sports City

mobility

How SMEs can leverage opportunities within the on-demand mobility and contactless driving sectors

The e-hailing industry is expected to develop at a CAGR between 15 to 28 per cent, resulting in an increased market size of $285bn by 2030

E-Scooter permits

RTA to open online applications for e-scooter permits in Dubai

The applicant should not be under the age of 16 and will need to undergo a training course on the RTA’s website

Dubai roads

Dubai’s RTA endorses five-year sustainability plan

The plan includes 20 projects across categories such as environmental leadership, community leadership and economic prosperity

Dnata Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre

UAE’s dnata expands global cargo operations by entering Germany

It has planned to acquire 100 per cent shares of Wisskirchen Handling Services, the exclusive operator of the Cologne Bonn Cargo Centre

Dubai Industrial City

Etihad Rail to build freight terminal at Dubai Industrial City

The 5.5 million sq ft terminal will have a capacity to handle 5 million tonnes

Dubai Metro Music Festival

Here’s where you can catch the Dubai Metro Music Festival

It will be held from March 16-22 across five metro stations in the emirate

Careem Bike

RTA and Careem launch Phase II of bike rental service in Dubai

There have been 950 pedal-assisted e-bikes added to the pool, taking the total number of these bikes available in the emirate up to 1,750

Etihad Rail

Etihad Rail signs Dhs1.99bn financing agreement for passenger services with First Abu Dhabi Bank

The passenger service will connect 11 cities and locations in the UAE and is expected to carry over 36.5 million passengers annually by 2030

Dubai Metro

Dubai: 461 million riders used mass transit means, shared transport and taxis in 2021

Last year, the daily average number of riders using mass transit means and taxis reached 1.3 million, compared to approximately 948,000 in 2020

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Ajman to introduce contactless payments on public transport

The implementation EMV technology will reduce the passenger’s travel time by eliminating the need to stand in line to purchase tickets

Saudi’s Royal Commission for AlUla launches autonomous pod vehicle service

Pilot scheme for fully automated electric passenger pod will ferry people between the south entrance to AlUla’s Old Town and south car park

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at Infinity Bridge Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed visits new Infinity Bridge in Dubai

It improves connectivity between Deira and Bur Dubai by raising the total number of lanes crossing the Dubai Creek from 48 to 60

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi offers 25% discount on traffic fines paid within 30 days of violation

Also, all parking permit services for residents in Abu Dhabi has moved to the Darb platform

Dubai taxi

Dubai Taxi to add 2,219 vehicles to fleet, including 1,775 hybrids

The total number of hybrids operated by Dubai Taxi will rise to 4,105, accounting for 71 per cent of its entire fleet

Public parking in Dubai to remain free on Fridays ‘until further notice’

Revised timings have been announced by the RTA for the Dubai Metro

Egypt seeks to build affordable electric vehicles priced at around $20,000

Production is set to begin in 2023, with output increasing to an annual 20,000 units over three years

Dubai’s RTA awards contract for 16km of roads at Al Quoz 2

The project will improve the accessibility of the market complex and Al Quoz Lake Park

Dubai E-scooters

RTA to operates e-scooters in 10 Dubai districts from Q1 2022

The RTA plans to expand the use of e-scooters to several other districts in the city

Projects of the 50: Dhs50bn UAE Railways Programme launched

It includes a high-speed passenger service connecting 11 key cities in the country including Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Etihad

Etihad opens new early check-in facility for passengers at Abu Dhabi airport

The service is available from November 25-December 31, and allows passengers to check-in up to 24 hours before their flight

Zanzibar airport

UAE’s dnata to provide services at Zanzibar airport

It involves an investment of over $7m and will reportedly create up to 400 direct local jobs

RTA completes 85% construction of Dubai-Al Ain Road improvement project

As part of the project, a new bridge has been opened linking Al Manama and Al Meydan streets

Gaurav Biswas, founder and CEO, TruKKer

How TruKKer plans to expand rapidly within the MENA region

Saudi logistics and technology startup TruKKer launched operations in four additional markets in a single month – and there’s more to come. Founder and CEO Gaurav Biswas shares his vision

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RTA launches trial of two electric buses in Dubai

Each bus has a range of 200km when fully charged

Saudi to start electric-vehicle push in Riyadh

The kingdom aims to ensure at least 30 per cent of the cars in its capital are electric by 2030

Dubai announces free parking for public holiday on Thursday

The RTA has also revealed revised timings for public transport

DEWA Green Charger EV

DEWA’s EV Green Charger initiative expands to over 530 charging points in Dubai

DEWA is offering free charging for non-commercial EV customers registered in the EV Green Charger Initiative until December 31, 2021

Dubai’s Jafza registers nearly 40% growth in new customer registrations in H1 2021

The free zone generated trade worth $104.2bn in 2020

Expo 2020: Dubai’s RTA completes 15 infrastructure and road projects valued at Dhs15bn

Dubai Metro, public buses and taxis will offer connectivity to the Expo site