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RTA in COP28


RTA in COP28

RTA's participation focuses on the success of this global event, which reaffirms the UAE's position and its global capability to coordinate efforts in addressing one of the most pressing concerns of humanity, which is climate change. RTA's participation also aims to highlight the UAE's efforts and achievements in environmental protection that were achieved with the vision and thought of its leadership.

RTA, the main route partner of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), has mapped out a comprehensive participation plan in the conference, which is taking place at Expo Dubai from November 30th to December 12th, 2023 in coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change of the UAE and Expo Dubai.

RTA will engage in diverse initiatives in both the Blue Zone (official delegations) and the Green Zone (businesses and the public), as well as at the Conference Of Youth (COY18).

To foster climate action and cut emissions, RTA issued exclusive special edition nol cards to delegates of the COP28. This initiative aimed to promote and facilitate the use of public transportation in Dubai at no cost during the conference.

For more information, visit the official COP 28 website.

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RTA is participating in the conference with several initiatives, including Zero-Emission Public Transport Strategy 2050, which will be presented in coordination with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment at the UAE pavilion's Blue Zone. This presentation will visually highlight the key aspects of the strategy and promote the use of sustainable transportation methods.

RTA will have a dedicated stand in the Green Zone of the conference to explain to participants and address their enquiries about the key projects including 'self-driving transport strategy,' 'future aerial taxi vertiports,' 'first and last mile strategy,' diverse mass transport and soft mobility means, sustainable transport, and 'zero-emission public transport strategy 2050'.


Traffic Plan

RTA will manage service points and the traffic flow of various transit means on the surrounding roads, public parking, and intersections, ensuring safe and smooth transport throughout the event. Furthermore, RTA installed over 100 directional road signs to assist visitors and participants in navigating their way to the conference site.

You can use the below applications to help guarantee a seamless journey.

Way To Go

If COP28 is for climate action, let your ride there be the same. RTA invites participants and visitors of COP28 to use public transportation to access the conference venue at Expo Dubai. Under the theme 'Way To Go', engage in climate protection by choosing public transportation for the journey, enjoying the sights of Dubai, and contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions all at once. This way, your participation in achieving the conference's goals begins before the actual arrival at the event.

We recommend using the metro, as it is the fastest and most sustainable way to travel to COP 28. Furthermore. to pay for your travels, use the nol card and plan your journey with complete ease via S'hail app and our Journey Planner to save your time and effort.

Alternatively, we have electric buses within the COP 28 areas to take you from the Expo metro station to the respective zones.

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How to Reach

Conference visitors can obtain a 'nol' card and download the 'S'hail' app to identify the easiest and fastest route to reach the conference venue.

You can reach the venue via the below options:

Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro

Dubai metro is the most environmentally sustainable option and the easiest way to reach the event. Attendees of the COP 28 can access the venue by using the Dubai Metro to the Expo 2020 Metro Station.

Metro Timing:
RTA has extended the Metro operating hours from 5:00 am to 1:00 am (next day), during the days of COP28. Additionally, with multi-level car parking available for free at stations such as Centrepoint, Etisalat by e&, and Jebel Ali Station for public transport users.

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RTA has opened new bus routes to lift delegates and organisers to key locations such as JBR, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, and other key areas in the Emirate to ease their mobility to destinations beyond the operational hours of the metro.

The internal transit plan includes the deployment of 67 biofuel-powered buses, complemented by 10 electric buses, to serve visitors at 4 stops within Expo City Dubai.

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Taxi services and Car Rental


Our Public transport guide will help find out how to use our extensive public transport network to access Dubai's unmissable attractions

Dubai's transportation sector boasts a fleet of over 10,000 hybrid taxis and 1,000 electric luxury vehicles. The public can hail these vehicles within Expo City through the Hala Taxi platform, while luxury vehicle users can opt for services via platforms like Uber, Careem, and Yango.

4 ranks (stops) have been designated for those vehicles within Expo City located at strategic entrances: Opportunity Gate, Mobility Gate, Sustainability Gate, and the Metro Gate.

You can also reach the venue via Personal/Private vehicles.

You can download S'hail app to get the directions and the optimal route to get to the COP28 venue.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a direct metro line to the COP28 venue? Yes, the metro red line towards Expo 2020 Route provides direct metro service to Expo City Dubai, the site of the COP28 venue.
  • Are there parking facilities at the COP28 venue? Yes, ample parking is available at Expo City Dubai, with designated parking areas for both visitors and delegates. Parking fees apply.
  • Is the COP28 venue accessible for people of determination? Yes, the COP28 venue is fully accessible, with ramps, elevators, designated seating areas, and accessible restrooms.
  • What are the opening and closing hours of the COP28 venue? The COP28 venue will be open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily from November 29 to December 12, 2023.

RTA smart apps

RTA strives to make you happy. It aims to support Dubai's transformation into a smart city and foster its strategic goals. To achieve that, RTA provides a fast and easy access to its services via smart applications designed to meet your needs.

RTA Dubai App
RTA Apps Mobile

RTA Dubai App

RTA Dubai App

What better than an award-winning interactive app to guide you through Dubai? RTA Dubai App includes more than 40 services and features specially designed to support you as a driver and passenger across service centres, metro and bus stations, taxi bookings, parking and more.

RTA Apps Mobile



S'hail is your all-in-one user-friendly app that helps you get around Dubai in the fastest simplest way. Manage your NOL accounts, book a taxi or luxury vehicle, use smart rental vehicles, book ride-hailing vehicles, plan inter-city bus journeys, enjoying full information about public transport and much more!

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nol Pay

The nol Pay App is the official RTA app designed to make commuting easier for Dubai residents, commuters and tourists. With nol Pay, commuting in Dubai is more convenient than ever.

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