First of the new metro trains arrive in Dubai
The first of the new metro trains has arrived at the Metro Depot at Rashidiya. We will carry the test-run of the first train destined for Route2020, and the last train is expected to arrive by the end of October 2019.
Unveiling finalists of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
HE Al Tayer made this statement during a press conference held to announce the finalists of the Challenge. Attendees of the event included Dr. Arif Al Hammadi Executive Vice President of Khalifa University Ms. Laila Faridoon, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport; Dr. Steve Shladover, the International Jury Head of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport; and Adel Shakri, Head of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Committee.
Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018
RTA accepts the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018
Signing a cooperation agreement with DU to boost the smart transformation in Dubai
We have signed a cooperation agreement with DU on the sidelines of our participation in GITEX 2018 to embark on a joint project to fit all taxis in Dubai with free Wi-Fi service. The step aims to bring happiness to riders and make clients mobility on board Dubai taxis an enjoyable experience. The two parties pronounced their commitment to support the efforts of ranking Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world.
Launching “Al Yamama” initiative in GITEX 2018
Al Yamama will enhance the traffic safety through providing accurate information about taxi accidents, maintaining monitoring 24/7, and providing detailed information and reports about the condition of our assets and facilities
Opening Phase 1 of Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al Sheef Streets improvements
The first development phase of the Latifa bint Hamdan St. and Umm Al Sheef project has opened, while the second phase will open in Q1 of 2019. The project has an estimated total of AED 800 million. Watch the video to learn about the details of the project and how the drive from SZR to Al Khail Rd
Launching the region’s first ‘Autonomous taxi’ at GITEX
Through our stand at GITEX 2018, we have exhibited the first ‘Autonomous taxi’ in the region. The technology underscores our commitment to enhance the Dubai Government’s Strategy to convert 25% of total journeys in Dubai into autonomous transit by 2030.
HE Matter Al Tayer honored winners of 8th Safety Awards
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has honored winners of the 8th Safety Awards. He also honoured RTA’s staffs who have made an outstanding performance in implementing safety standards and practices across RTA, along with the members of the organising committee
Contract of Phase 5, 6 of Roads leading to Expo Project costing AED630 m
Phase 5 covers the construction of bridges extending 2.6 km and roads running up to 3 km. While, Phase 6 covers the improvement of roads leading to Expo encompassing the construction of bridges extending 1.4 km and roads of 8 km in length.
Al Tayer attends the technical test run of the new train in Poland
Dubai is expecting to receive the first set of Route 2020 trains in November 2018, as scheduled, while the last train will arrive end of October 2019, said HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of RTA during his visit to Alstom plant in Poland.
Exhibiting mass transit projects at InnoTrans 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, participated in the inauguration of the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans2018) in Berlin.
Launching Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicles on Sh MBZ Rd
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, launched the Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicle
Emirati Women's Day
Tripoli Street Improvement hits 60%
The project is expected to be completed and opened in full in the first half of 2019,” announced Al Tayer.
Providing complimentary directional signs for wedding events of Emiratis starting September 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of (RTA), announced that directional signs would be provided free of charge for wedding events of Emiratis starting from September 2018 year.
Traffic Incidents Management Scheme
The trial run of the Traffic Incidents Management Scheme would be applied to a 70 km sector of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road for one year starting from 16 September 2018.
Linking between Happiness and Al Meydan Streets towards Al Khail Road
You may now use the new tunnel linking between Happiness and Al Meydan Streets towards Al Khail Road, which provides a left-turn from Happiness Street to Al Meydan Street. The newly opened project will help smoothen the flow of traffic in Happiness Street, specifically in the area between Financial Centre Street and Al Meydan Street
The newly open two-lane tunnel linking the Airport Road with Marrakech Street
You may use the newly open two-lane tunnel linking the Airport Road with Marrakech Street, which will provide a smooth traffic flow to the left of the Airport Road towards Marrakech Street.
Opening of the 1st phase of the 7th Interchange Project and Al Yalayes Rd., on September 15, 2018
The opening of the 1st phase of the 7th Interchange Project and Al Yalayes Rd., on Sheikh Zayed Road, on September 15, will contribute to a smoother traffic flow between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road
“Kuswat Khair” initiative at Dubai Festival City.
As part of the ‘Dubai for Day’ initiative rolled out by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, RTA leaders and others add their touches during the second day of “Kuswat Khair” initiative at Dubai Festival City.
Opening the 1st phase of the development project of Al-Awir Rd
The first phase of the development project of Al-Awir Road and the entrances of the International City contributes to ease the traffic flow between Nouakchott street, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed and Al-Awir roads
Opening the first phase of Al Awir Road improvement Project
After opening the first phase of Al Awir Road improvement Project, Ras Al Khor- Hatta Oman Road users can now make U-turn to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and reach their destination. Hatta commuters can now reach their destinations in Dubai easily by using Al Awir Road directly to the entrances of the International City and the Dragon Mart
Customers Council ponders improvement of school transport services
The Customers Council has recently held its 91st session at RTA’s premises with various parties operating in the field of school transport. The gathering discussed the diverse package of services provided by the RTA and exchanged views and improvement suggestions in the public interest under the theme: ‘We Excel for You’.
The Completion of tunnel-drilling works of Route 2020 extending 3200m
The completion of key tunneling works of Route 2020 Project stretching 3.2 km at a depth ranging from 12 to 36 meters.
Parallel roads in Business Bay
Starting Friday June 8th, 2018, you can benefit from the parallel roads in Business Bay on Happiness St. which will facilitate traffic in the area between Al Meydan and Financial center passing through Business Bay
Distributing ‘Meer Ramadan’ (rations) to 400 disadvantaged families
In support of Eid Joy initiative, a team of RTA volunteers escorted 50 orphans and children of low-income families, to a shopping centre to buy Eid dresses and cheer them up on this occasion. The event was held in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent in Dubai, and Rawafid Center for Development &
Meals On Wheels initiative went to the Noor Bank Station
In its fourth day, the Meals On Wheels initiative went to the Noor Bank Station where they distributed 1000 Iftar meals to DubaiMetro passengers.
MealsOnWheels initiative returns for the eighth year in a row
MealsOnWheels returns for the eighth year in a row, where RTA leaders, employees, and their children will distribute 5000 Ramadan meals to passengers at the bus and metro stations over 5 days.
Al Shindagha Bridge features
HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has viewed Al Shindagha Bridge features, whose iconic architectural design will make it a unique landmark.
The new Shindagha Bridge unique modern design
The new Shindagha Bridge has a unique modern design, with a length of 295M and six lanes in each direction, as well as a pedestrian crossing. It will run along Sheikh Rashid St, Al Mina Rd, Al Khaleej and Cairo St. The bridge will serve many major development projects, such as Palm Island, Dubai Waterfront, Rashid Port and Dubai Maritime City. Watch the video for more details
Launching of the Smart Customers Happiness Center that operates 24/7
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has launched the Smart Customers Happiness Center that operates 24/7; the first of its type across Dubai Government. “The RTA has a firm commitment to improving services, simplifying procedures and saving transaction processing time to bring it at par with the top international practices,” commented HE Mattar Al Tayer.
The 16th edition of Automechanika Dubai 2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, in the presence of H.E. Helal Saeed Al Marri, has inaugurated the 16th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade and networking Automechanika Dubai 2018
The Closing ceremony of the 3rd MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018
In the closing ceremony, HE Mattar Al Tayer awarded the sponsors of the MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition, HE also honoured members of the Organising Committee of the Congress, and the Organising Committee of the 2nd Dubai Hackathon taking part in the Hackathon.
Hosting UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2018
The event features the participation of 70 international speakers including the prominent Canadian thinker, Brent Toderian, the Keynote speaker in the opening session of the Congress.
Smart scan system for monitoring & enforcement of parking fee payment
RTA has unveiled a smart scan system for monitoring & enforcement of parking fee payment through utilising the features of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It involves the deployment of a vehicle driven by inspectors and equipped with a device on top to detect vehicles in breach of parking fee payment.
Starting the construction of roads and transport projects related to Expo 2020
RTA has awarded two contracts for phases 3 and 4 of Roads leading to Expo 2020 Project
The opening of the new Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan street
The new Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan street eased the driving on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street and Emirates Street.
Al Tayer called for contributions catered to the future of roads, and motivating students through competitions
HE Mattar Al Tayer stressed on Dubai’s relentless efforts to keep pace with the future needs marked by accelerating improvements of roads and transport means in Dubai.
Garhoud Workshop for Marine Transit Means (abra, ferry, and water taxi)
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has inaugurated Garhoud Workshop for Marine Transit Means (abra, ferry, and water taxi). The facility spans an area of 5000 square meters and comprises 5 workshops, 3 stores, boat lifting crane, marine/external works area, admin offices, and staff rest area. The total cost of the project amounted to AED42 million.
3D-Printing of Year of Zayed Logo, displayed at RTA HQ for 2018 year
The Year of Zayed logo, which measures 4 meters in length and 1.2 meters in height and which will be displayed at RTA HQ for the year.
HBM Award for Innovation in Project Management
The Board of Trustees of the HBM Award for Innovation in Project Management has endorsed a 29% increase in the prizemoney of the award to bring it to as much as AED2.6 million (US$710,000) in total.
Positive integration of people with determination in the community environment
RTA believes that it is its responsibility to play its role in the community, which adheres to the difficulties that may impede the positive integration of people with disabilities in the community environment, providing integrated services in all institutions and service sectors
'Bus on Demand’ is one of RTA’s initiatives towards Dubai Future Accelerators
Bus on Demand’ is one of RTA’s initiatives towards Dubai Future Accelerators, and the Smart City to develop innovative solutions for the First and Last Mile challenges faced by public transport users
Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project
The Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project will increase the road's capacity from 3 to 6 lanes in every direction, in addition to developing main intersections, and constructing service roads along either side of the road.
The improvement of the Airport Road Project
The improvement of the Airport Road Project is part of RTA’s plan to accommodate the projected growth in the number of passengers using the Dubai International Airport, which is expected to shoot to 92 million passengers by 2020.
RTA’s Enterprise Command & Control Center
The EC3 is the biggest and most sophisticated control of its kind worldwide in terms of utilizing the smart technologies and the ability to control & integrate various transit means.
Al Tayer inspects RTA stand in Government Achievements Exhibition
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has visited RTA’s stand in the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition. Al Tayer also toured the stands of several entities participating in the Show.
RTA celebrated the International Women Day 2017
RTA celebrated the International Women Day, corresponding in a show of recognition to the effective participation of women in driving the development process.
Dubai has been working to ensure safety and security for drivers and pedestrians.
The first smart pedestrian traffic signal in Dubai, allows the safe passage of the largest possible number of pedestrians by modifying the signal’s light timing
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during his visit to RTA's stand at the DIGAE.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, during his visit to RTA's stand at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition; where RTA displaying the driverless vehicle, Dubai Water Canal and Route 2020.
Constructing the 7th Interchange and Yalayisand Al Asayel Roads
Two projects will ease the traffic flow on Sheikh Zayed Road by diverting inbound traffic from Abu Dhabi to Al Yalayis and on to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road
The opening of Automechanika Middle East.
Automechanika Middle East at Dubai World Trade Centre considers as the largest international automotive aftermarket trade show in the Middle East.
Opening of registration for Hamdan Bin Mohammad Award for Innovation in Project Management
opening of registration for the inaugural editions of the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Award for Innovation, it aims to identify, reward, encourage and enable innovation in project management
Check the shortest time for your vehicle testing
Make your waiting time for vehicle test shorter by using the waiting time tracker on our “Drivers and Vehicles” app, check the expected waiting time at each waiting center.
Self-Driving Vehicle.. Accelerating Dubai into the future
Driver-less vehicle in business bay now For the happiest city on Earth to reduce the environmental pollution and the traffic accident and the resultants losses
The honoring ceremony for RTA strategic partners
The honoring ceremony for RTA’s strategic partners including ministries, authorities, public institutions and media organizations which was held in Armani Hotel, Dubai
RTA new identity
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced the new corporate identity of RTA, which is compatible with the directives of the Dubai Government towards smart government and people’s happiness. The new identity is built on three key elements: Make,Move,Transform.
The first autonomous 10-seater car shuttling
RTA in collaboration with Emaar Properties, is starting Tomorrow the trial run of the first autonomous 10- seater car shuttling over a 700-meter long track at the Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard.
Hamdan bin Mohammed lays foundation stone of Route 2020
Snapshots from the ground breaking ceremony of the Route 2020 (Dubai Metro Red Line Extension) Project. That was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council
Al Houdh Interchange construction 80% Completed
HE Mattar Al Tayer has announced that completion rate 80% on the construction of the Al Houdh Interchange at the intersection of Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Yalayis Road. full opening of the project by November this year.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has commended the infrastructure projects being implemented by RTA Dubai as part of its 2030 strategy, in line with the Dubai Strategic Comprehensive Plan 2021, to achieve sustainable development.
H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid approves the awarding of Route 2020 Project
H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai approves the awarding of Route 2020 Project at a cost of AED10.6 billion and orders the immediate start of project construction,
RTA opens Abu Dhabi-bound Southern bridge of Sheikh Zayed Rd
The RTA will open the Abu Dhabi-bound southern bridge as part of the Dubai Water Canal Project, It rises 8.5 meters above the water level allowing free navigation in the Canal
The awarding of Route 2020 Project
of Dubai approves the awarding of Route 2020 Project at a cost of AED10.6 billion and orders the immediate start of project construction, and the timely completion to address the requirements of demographic growth in communities besides the metro line.
Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority
RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority calling for enhanced cooperation & partnership between the 2 entities in designing and constructing the Etihad Museum Project.
Launching an Integrated Mobility Platform in Dubai
HE Mattar Al Tayer revealed RTA’s intention to launch an Integrated Mobility Platform in Dubai enabling customers an access to all mass transit systems through a single window (smart app). In this transit hub, RTA’s multi-modal transit systems will be integrated with transit systems of other entities in Dubai.
HE Mattar Al Tayer honored Directors, Managers and Employees for participating in (Bus Al Khair) initiative
HE Mattar Al Tayer honored Directors, Managers and Employees for participating in (Bus Al Khair) initiative, Al Tayer also praised the volunteers who contributed to the success of the initiatives organized by RTA in the past five years
Opening of Jaddaf marine transport station, launching air-conditioned abra
HE Mattar Al Tayer opened Al Jaddaf Marine Transport Station, one of the key marine transport stations in Dubai Creek that contributes to boosting multi-modal integration transit systems
The 2nd MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2016
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the 2nd MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition 2016 . Under the theme Urban Mobility: Think Big, Act Smart
UITP MENA 2016
our stand at UITP MENA 2016 exhibition till 27th April 2016, in DWTC, Zabeel Hall no. 5. To check RTA's latest achievements and services.
Companies & individuals winning the 3rd Energy & Green Economy Award
HE Mattar Al Tayer has honored authorities, companies and individuals winning the 3rd Energy & Green Economy Award
Opening of 3-lane Wafi Bridge
The RTA has opened a three-lane bridge extending 700 meters from Oud Metha Road in the direction of the Sheikh Rashid Road, and from there to the Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Saada Road
RTA took part in the global celebrations of the International Day Of Happiness
RTA took part in the global celebrations of the International Day Of Happiness, March 20. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the RTA, attended the event held by RTA in the presence of Ms. Iman Al Suwaidi, Director of Dubai Model Center, CEOs, Directors and employees of the RTA.
RTA's Gulf Traffic Week
RTA's Gulf Traffic Week contributes this year on reducing the mobile phone usage while driving and spreading awareness about the risks and accidents caused
RTA awards contract for constructing the Deira Palm Entrance Bridge Project, costing AED150 m
Under the implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid to start construction works in a series of roads & transit system projects
RTA’s Happiness Strategy
RTA’s Happiness Strategy comprises 12 key pillars, six of them at the community level, and the other six at the individual level
HE Mattar Al Tayer interview on Dubai World Government Summit
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA,interview on Dubai world government summit
RTA Promo 29th January 2016
RTA's addressing system campaign, Dubai Mall
RTA has recently held the Digital Transformation Lab
RTA has recently held the Digital Transformation Lab at the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector. RTA aimed at diverting customers to the use of digital channels.
RTA has launched the Head Office of the Innovation Lab within the premises of the Dubai Tram
RTA has launched the Head Office of the Innovation Lab within the premises of the Dubai Tram Depot at Al Safouh, rendering the facility the first Government Innovation lab in Dubai
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE visit to Dubai Water Canal project
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inspected the progress of work on the Dubai Water Canal linking the Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf in a 3-kilometre route passing through the heart of Dubai.
RTA endorses communication strategy 2015-2018
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has endorsed RTA’s Communication Strategy 2015-2018..
RTA has recently decorated the best outsourcing companies & vendors of the RTA in 2015
Transport Authority RTA, has recently decorated the best outsourcing companies & vendors of the RTA in 2015 in recognition of their contributions to RTA’s efforts in realizing milestone achievements, be it related to public transport, infrastructure or other services.
Al Tayer decorates RTA teams sweeping 11 awards of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Gov. Program
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has felicitated RTA’s teams and employees who won multiple awards in the Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart Gov. Program 2015. RTA emerged as the winner of the lion’s share of the awards, clinching 11 awards, 9 at the corporate level and two at the individual level
New Year Traffic Management Plan 2016
Dubai Transport Museum
Bus Al freej
Public Transport Day event 2015
National Day 44
H.E Mattar Al Tayer attended RTA’s UAE 44th National Day two-day celebrations, which included 44 heritage events that reflected the Spirit of the Union. He toured the 44-shaped Heritage model
Thought, creativity and innovation labs
Innovation Week November 2015
RTA marks the opening of Innovation Week by launching Innovation Bus, Projects Gallery at Noor Bank Station (Al Tayer: Innovation is a subject of global demand for leveraging economic growth )