New Station added to Dubai Metro

Jebel Ali is ‘no longer the final destination’ of Dubai Metro on the Red Line, as the name of this station is now UAE Exchange. The Metro will continue to operate along its usual route, including the last station on the Red Line. However, as this station was recently renamed to UAE Exchange, the direction […]

National Day holidays: Metro, Tram timings; free parking in Dubai

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced timings of various services covering customer service centers, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, driving schools, and vehicle testing and registration centers during holidays to mark the 44th National Day and Commemoration Day. Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, […]

New Sevice by Dubai RTA soon

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is mulling the use of rental cars to cover the so-called last mile in Dubai. The last mile is the distance a person covers at the end of a trip, after having disembarked from Metro, Tram or Bus. It is the distance between the stop where the person got […]

Petroleum prices for December down again

The petroleum prices for the month of December have been further reduced by up to 2.2 per cent from November, as oil’s decline continued on the international market. The UAE Ministry of Energy’s high level committee headed by the Dr Matar Al Nayadi, the Undersecretary took the decision on Thursday, ahead of the National Day […]

Dubai's first heart-shaped island to feature floating villas

A heart-shaped island just off the coast of Dubai is currently in the works and will open to customers next year, Austrian company Kleindienst confirmed on Thursday that it has redesigned one of the six islands it is developing at The World to form as the centerpiece of “The Heart of Europe,” a mega project […]

Dubai Taxi fare Changes

The fare of a trip on Dubai Taxi has been increased by 5 per cent, confirms the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). “As part of its endeavours towards continuous improvement of its services, the RTA has increased the taxi fares by five per cent.” The authority described the rise in fare as a marginal increase. […]

UAE Police Cars will scan your face

Criminals beware, a new system is being tested in the UAE that will enable a moving patrol car to recognise the presence of a wanted person across the street through face recognition software. The recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2015 saw the Ministry of Interior display a new high-resolution camera and scanner that can automatically […]

Dubai Airshow 2015

Get ready for the roaring sounds of jets flying over Dubai this week. The week-long 2015 Dubai Airshow starts Sunday and will include flying displays from military and commercial aircraft. The airshow, held every two years, is being held at Dubai World Central (DWC) — next to the new airport, Al Maktoum International, in the […]

Dubai Police launch drive-through police station

Drivers in Dubai who have had a minor accident can now drive through a police station to get their police report without stepping out of their vehicle. The force said the whole process can be completed in three minutes. The new idea has been set up by Rashidiya Police Station to cut time and effort […]

U.A.E Flag Day

Residents will on Tuesday reaffirm their allegiance to the UAE by covering it in red, white, green and black in celebration of Flag Day. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has called on all residents to raise flags at noon, to mark the day that Sheikh Khalifa was sworn in as […]

Changes in Dubai Transport System

The Public Transport Agency, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is launching a new bus route (F26) tomorrow (November 1), with the aim of adding to the happiness of people, and meeting the rising demand for this service. “The launch of this new route on November 1 is a quick response to the needs of mass […]

UAE petrol prices fall for third consecutive month

Drivers in the UAE will pay less at the pumps in November as the Ministry of Energy announced a third consecutive monthly fall in petrol prices. The petrol prices per litre are Super 98 at Dh1.81, Special 95 at Dh1.70, E Plus-91 at Dh1.63 and diesel at Dh1.87. This marks a month-on-month fall of 4.74 […]