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Oct 17 2020

RTA resumes Global Village bus & Abra services, upholds precautionary measures


(The civic body takes part in the Village’s Silver Jubilee celebrations)


an image of the global village

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) decided to resume the operation of the four bus routes that serve the Global Village from the start of its new season 2020-2021.  RTA will also resume the electric Abra tourist services inside the Village as of October 25th, the date coincides with the silver jubilee of this premier tourist and family destination. 


“We will ensure the implementation of preventive health measures onboard public buses and at stations to safeguard against the spread of Covid-19 amongst riders, drivers and staffs at stations. The four routes are: Route 102 from Rashidiya Metro Station, Route 103 from Union Metro Station, Route 104 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, and Route 106 from Mall of Emirates Metro Station,” said Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA. 


“This time we will be using deluxe Volvo coaches for lifting riders heading to the Global Village. The service feature high comfort and safety levels that will add more pleasure to the journey to and from the Global Village during the new tourist season,” he commented. 


“We have also approved a plan to operate three electric Abras to serve guests of the Global Village this season. The service proved extremely popular amongst visitors over the past 10 seasons. RTA is keen on launching the Abra service with the re-opening of the Global Village, especially as it adds to the tourist attractions of the Global Village. The thrilling experience of riding Abras powered by renewable energy is clearly reflected on riders and visitors using the service,” commented Bahrozyan. 


The CEO of Public Transport Agency congratulated the management and staff of the Global Village on the Silver Jubilee of this prominent tourist destination. At the same time, he hailed RTA’s partnership with the Global Village towards serving guests during the tourist season of Dubai. 


“The Global Village is a tourist hotspot in the Dubai tourist map as it appeals considerable numbers of residents, visitors and tourists descending on the UAE from all corners of the globe. It offers them an enjoyable time in exciting events, games and entertainments in the company of families and friends,” concluded Bahrozyan. 


“We are now putting the final touches towards the launch of the Silver Jubilee season of the Global Village. The comfort and safety of our guests and employees remain our top priority. We look forward to offering everyone an exceptional season by all standards,” said Bader Annohi, Chief Executive Officer, Global Village.


“We are proud of our strategic partnership with RTA which continued throughout our seasons. Our association with the RTA focuses on one of the most important points of interaction with guests by bringing them to their desired destination. We are confident in the efficiency of services RTA provides to our guests towards ensuring smooth mobility during their arrival and departure from the Global Village,” added Annohi.

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