Al Tayer honours 4085 volunteers contributing 23 thousand hours to RTA’s initiatives
During the event, which was held in recognition of the immense contribution of volunteers in the successes of RTA’s 2018 initiatives, also included honoring of 13 employees who achieved more than 50 volunteering hours, and 9 others for giving more than 30 volunteering hours
Easy payment of taxi fare transactions clocks 3.2m in first quarter of 2019
The figure reflects a massive growth when compared to the number such transactions recorded during the corresponding period last year, which was 1,307,968 transactions.
Electricity saving of 21.7 GWh in 2018 through LED lighting units
RTA adopted a plan for harnessing the LED lighting units following a 50% saving generated by trial projects undertaken as part of researches commissioned in different parts of Dubai, such as Rashidiya.
Al Tayer launches I-Counter to serve customers 24/7
HE Mattar Al Tayer stressed RTA’s relentless efforts to innovate tools and techniques to leverage the smart transformation of customer services
Dubai Taxi offers Umra trips to drivers
Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is offering Umra trips to 25 taxi drivers during this Ramadan. The step, which coincides with 2019 the Year of Tolerance, reflects the keenness of DTC to bring happiness to drivers during the holy month of Ramadan
Hosting consumer protection seminar
RTA recently hosted an awareness-raising seminar focused on consumer protection. The Department of Economic Development in Dubai ran the event. The seminar mainly focused on RTA field inspectors
Organizing government innovation lab to maximise returns of technological resources
The event, which was hosted by the Enterprise Command and Control Center, aimed at coaxing a quality shift towards realising RTA’s first and seventh strategic goals: Smart Dubai, and Advance RTA
RTA and International Institute for Tolerance team up to support Year of Tolerance
H.E Matar Al Tayer and H.E Dr Hamad Al Shaibani signed a partnership agreement for strengthening cooperation and exchanging experiences in support of the UAE’s initiative declaring 2019 as the Year of Tolerance
Launching ‘Inspire us with a Shot’ contest to expose the charm of marine transport
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) launched the inaugural edition of ‘Inspire with a Shot’ contest, in collaboration with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA)
Customers Council screen needs of front-end employees
The objective of the session was to enhance the service levels and improve the happiness index, which would contribute in realising a key strategic goal of RTA; People Happiness.
Inviting fasting motorists not to drive while exhausted, sleepy
RTA cautioned motorists against the risks of driving when exhausted or feeling sleepy, especially during the holy month of Ramadan where many motorists may lose concentration due to the change in eating and sleeping habits
Awarding contract worth AED500 million to improve Al Khawaneej Corridor Project
The project, which will cost about AED500 million, encompasses the construction of three main junctions at Al Khawaneej and Al Amardi Streets.
Auction off 100 distinctive plates online on May 19
Plates on offer at this auction, the second of its kind this year, bear (H – I –J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S and T) codes
RTA Women Committee explores ambitions of female staff
The Women Committee at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been engaged in a series of meetings with female employees of various agencies and sectors of RTA as part of its strategy to screen their needs and future ambitions.
Introducing smart system to detect vacant parking spaces
RTA has rolled out a smart parking system initiative at Al Rigga and Dubai World Centre parking slots along the extension of Sheikh Zayed Road (E11). About 2030 ground sensors and 70 overhead digital cameras have been installed together with a central control system covering 3035 parking slots.
Dubai Taxi Corporation unveils new identity encompassing innovative corporate values
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has unveiled a new corporate identity aligned with Dubai Government’s innovative drive and transformation to the Smart Government.
Supporting Suqia campaign by digging 10 wells in 10 countries
HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that RTA would support UAE Water Aid (Suqia) campaign by digging 10 water wells in 10 countries (Indonesia, Kosovo, Senegal, Niger, Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, India and Mali).
Al Tayer opens smart floating marine transport station at Dubai Festival City
The station, which accommodates more than 25 passengers, contributes to the integration of marine transit modes by linking Jadaf-Dubai Festival City line with public buses and Creek Metro Station.
Running Meals on Wheels initiative in a remote Thai village
RTA is getting all set for the advent of the imminent holy month of Ramadan by staging an array of events inside and outside the UAE. RTA’s events this year will focus on students from families with limited income, senior Emiratis and workers
Free international calls and nol cards in celebration of International Labour Day
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has celebrated the International Labour Day (1st of May) by running several events targeting workers in and outside RTA
Al Tayer chairs inaugural meeting of Dubai Future Council for Transportation
HE Mattar Al Tayer has chaired the first meeting of Dubai Future Council for Transportation at Dubai Future Academy. The 15 members of the Council were in attendance comprising experts and visionary leaders from the UAE and abroad
Mohammed bin Rashid approves a package of ‘Happiness and Leisure’ projects
The projects, aimed at enhancing the happiness of residents, include a Sky Garden, bicycle lanes and promenades at Sheikh Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah Beach
Hosting International Conference of Deep Foundations Institute
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) hosted the International Conference of the US-based Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) at its Head Office on 24-25 April 2019
Announcing services timing during Ramadan
RTA announced changes to the business hours of all its services during the holy month of Ramadan. RTA services affected by Ramadan timing include customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transit modes, and service-provider
Processing half a million home-delivery services to clients
RTA announced that it had processed 572,585 home or office-delivery services to clients. It had also received and processed 856 WhatsApp transactions; a service launched a few weeks ago
Accomplishing 75 smart city and artificial intelligence projects
Projects completed relate to the smart organisation, infrastructure, smart vehicles, data management, artificial intelligence and smart and sustainable transport
MoU with University of Birmingham to uplift academic & professional research
RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Birmingham Dubai. The MoU calls for the two parties to cooperate in setting up a transport education and research programme that will help to train the next generation of UAE transport engineers
Public Transport Hackathon concludes with 12 innovative ideas
RTA has concluded the 3rd Public Transport Hackathon held under Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT) initiative of the International Association for Public Transport (UITP)
Endorsing Sustainability Framework to strike environmental and social balance in projects
The Board of Directors of RTA has endorsed RTA’s Sustainability Framework in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
7 public awareness messages for crossing tramway
RTA has released and awareness campaign that carried 7 educational messages for the public, namely motorists and pedestrians entering the Tram Zone, urging them to comply with the safety and security rules
Hosting meeting of Waterborne Transport Committee Meeting for the first time in Dubai
RTA is all set for hosting the coordinative meeting of the Waterborne Transport Committee; an affiliate of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Adding five new Salik services to Dubai Drive app
The step aims to enhance the features of the app and support the Dubai Government Paperless Strategy as well as RTA’s third strategic goal (People Happiness)
Endorsing ‘Cultural Diversity’ as theme for 6th Dubai International Project Management Forum
The event will be held from 7 to 10 December 2019 in collaboration with Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), DP World, Emaar Properties, and Projects Management Institute (PMI)
RTA and Dubai Police report 700 behavioural offences in buses and facilities
RTA and Dubai Police have launched joint inspection campaigns targeting public buses and bus facilities. The move is part of RTA efforts to ensure the compliance of bus riders with the rules and guidance in place.
Holding traditional events in celebration of ‘Haq AL Laylah’
RTA held a variety of events to celebrate Mid-Shaaban Night, an event locally known as (Haq Allaylah). Scores of employees took part in the festivity, which forms part of the UAE traditions.
Briefing Dubai Police on Enterprise Command and Control Centre
The centre is considered one of the biggest and most sophisticated control centres worldwide in terms of smart technology in use, command and control abilities and multi-modal integration
Holding 3rd Public Transport Hackathon for university students
The hackathon is coordinated with Emaar and Serco and will feature the participation of several university students in the presence of several directors and employees of RTA.
Al Tayer briefs Italian delegation about investment prospects of RTA
The gathering discussed means of boosting cooperation between RTA and its Italian counterparts, and transport challenges, as well as key projects RTA will be undertaking in future.
Completes installation of POS devices to ease payment of taxi fares
Taxi riders can now pay for their journeys via nol card, credit card or NFC technology via smartphones using Apple Pay or Samsung Pay.
Opening five Trucks Rest Areas
The first of these five rest areas is located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and two rest areas on Emirates Road.The fourth is on Al Ain-Dubai Road at Al Lisaili and the fifth on Lehbab Road at Al Lisaili
Al Tayer inaugurates world’s first robot-operated number plates factory
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has recently inaugurated the first factory in the world that uses robots in the manufacturing of vehicle number plates, with a capacity of 33,000 plates per day.
Customers Council ponders service improvement with university students
RTA Customers Council has recently held its 100th session with a group of university students in Dubai in the presence of Mohammed Obaid Al Mulla, RTA’s Board Member and Chairman of Customers Council.
Holding workshops about artificial intelligence, happiness and future forecasting
The move was part of RTA’s efforts to share knowledge and expertise with various Dubai Government entities in various fields
Restoring Metro service between DMCC and Ibn Battuta stations as of April 19, 2019
Dubai Metro riders will be able to commute seamlessly between Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) (Station 37) and Ibn Battuta (Station 39) from April 19, without having to use the alternative free shuttle bus service
Al Tayer discusses cooperation with Queensland Premier
The meeting discussed means of boosting cooperation and sharing expertise between RTA and its Australian counterpart. The two leaders also reviewed RTA’s future projects, especially the electric buses.
Restructuring marine transit lines on Dubai Creek
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced changes in the marine transit network of Dubai Creek as part of its continues efforts to improve service and convenience. The step is in line with RTA’s third strategic goal (People Happiness).
Dubai Taxi offers 75% discount on flag down rate for passengers arriving through Al Maktoum International Airport
Dubai Taxi announced a discount in taxi flag down rate for passengers arriving through Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). The rate will go down by 75% for 45 days from April 16 to May 30, 2019
Dubai's Special Plate Numbers Public Auction revenues exceed AED 23 m
The revenues of the 101st plate numbers public auction organised by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), reached AED 23,475,000 on Saturday 6 April.
Completing 80% of roads leading to ‘Jewel of the Creek’ Project
HE Mattar Al Tayer announced the completion of 80% of road works leading to Jewel of the Creek Project undertaken in collaboration with Dubai International Real Estate
Exhibiting latest motorcycles and safety accessories
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in cooperation with Al Yousuf Motors, BMW, Polaris and Harley-Davidson, exhibited an array of motorbikes and safety accessories at the RTA Head Office.
Carrying out 76k smart inspections of testing centres, driving schools
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 76,046 inspections through the Smart Monitoring Centre in 2018, covering technical testing centres and driving institutes
Al Tayer reviews work progress of Route 2020 with Alstom
The meeting discussed work progress on Route 2020 for the extension of Dubai Metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020 undertaken by the Alstom-led Expolink Consortium
Opening 9 new bus routes on April 7, 2019
The step aims to support Dubai bus network in line with RTA’s efforts to bring happiness to public transport riders and meet the growing demand for bus service
Starts installing Smart Gates at Metro Stations of Route 2020
RTA has recently started the installation of Smart Fare Gates at Metro Stations of Route 2020 Project. The gates are characterised by accuracy, efficiency and speed in reading details of nol cards, and picking up vital indicators
Renewing Dubai Metro Operation & Maintenance Contract with Serco until 2021 at a value of 680 Million Dirhams
The new contract covers the operation & maintenance of the Dubai Metro Red Line Extension Project (Route 2020). This extension spans 15 km and connects 7 stations (5 elevated and 2 underground), and the test-run of the service is expected to start in February 2020
Community Happiness Index scores 89% in 2018
The Community Happiness Index of RTA has scored 89% last year (2018) compared with 78% scored in 2017, which amounts to an 11% rise according to the report released recently by RTA in this regard
Celebrating Reading Month by enhancing the reading skills of 25 children
The event, which is part of the UAE National Agenda for the next ten years, aims at mustering all government efforts towards embedding & promoting the culture of reading across the UAE.
MoU with Aster DM Healthcare for supplying self-use medical devices to bus drivers
Dubai RTA and Aster DM Healthcare Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) whereby the Group will supply digital medical devices to bus stations & depots of RTA
Opening Phase II of upgrading Ras Al Khor Street and entrances of International City Project
On Saturday 31st of April 2019, RTA will open Phase II of upgrading Ras Al Khor Street (Ex Al Awir) and entrances of International City Project. The project is constructed in coordination with Nakheel, the main developer of the International City
Offering 90 plates of two, three, four and five digits at its 101st Open Auction
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 90 distinguished plates of two, three, four and five digits in the forthcoming 101st open auction
nol now payable at Al Maya Supermarkets
RTA announced that holders of nol cards could now pay for purchases at Al Maya Supermarkets. The procedure has been enabled through MercuryPay platform
Brainstorming session to explore future and challenges of electric vehicles
Attendees of the session included representatives of the Supreme Council of Energy, government and private entities, and suppliers of electric vehicles.
26% of building works completed in Al Barsha Traffic Control Centre
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that work completion on the expansion of RTA’s Smart Traffic Systems Project has reached 23%
Briefing 100 members of Dubai SMEs about contractual systems
RTA) held a two-day induction workshop for more than 100 members of Dubai SME’s to familiarise them with the contractual systems used in RTA’s contracts & procurement
Honouring winners of 7th Testahel Award during Happiness Week
Awarding the winners is a gesture of recognition of the contribution of organisations and individuals to improving RTA customer services.
Women Committee celebrates Mother’s Day
Women Committee of RTA has held an array of events marking Mother’s Day (March 21) at RTA’s Head Office. Scores of mothers were at hand to celebrate the day together with children of RTA’s Nursery
Offering vacancies at the 19th Careers UAE
RTA took part in the 19th edition of Careers UAE which kicked off at the Dubai World Trade Center. The job fair attracted wide participation of various entities and companies in the UAE
Rolling out diverse activities to mark Happiness Week 2019
RTA has launched an array of entertaining activities as part of its participation in the 3rd Happiness Week (17-22 March 2019). Events included contests, tours, surprises and music festivities.
Powering Al Qusais Parking Terminal using DEWA’s Shams Dubai
RTA has recently completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftop of Al-Qusais Car Parking Terminal, on the Green Line of Dubai Metro. The move was made in coordination with Shams Dubai smart initiative of DEWA
Al Tayer opens Al Mutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration Centre at Al Quoz
It spans an area of 140 thousand square meters rendering it one of the largest technical testing and registration centres in Dubai that serves densely populated areas
Speed limit on Sh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St. raised to 100 kph
RTA and Dubai Police General HQ have decided to increase the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street in the sector between Dubai-Al Ain Road and Al Yalayes Road from 90 to 100 km/hour as of March 17, 2019
Customers Council explores needs and aspirations of People of Determination
The Customers Council of RTA has convened in Rashid Center for People of Determination with 73 representatives of entities, people of determination and their parents to discuss the needs and aspirations of this community segment
MoU with Al-Futtaim Colas LLC for researching sustainable transport infrastructure
RTA has signed a MoU with Al-Futtaim Colas LLC providing for enhanced cooperation in research and innovation, whereby the two parties will undertake initiatives relating to roads and the advanced and sustainable infrastructure of transport
Al Tayer inaugurates new premises of RTA’s Nursery
HE Mattar Al Tayer, inaugurated the newly built nursery for the children of RTA’s female employees. The new premises enables increasing the intake from 80 to 120 children
Artificial intelligence to measure customer’s happiness
The step is in line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence, Dubai Government Smart City initiative, and RTA’s first strategic goal (Smart Dubai)
Deploying field mobile command vehicle in support of crises & emergency operations
Dubai RTA has inaugurated the field mobile command vehicle in support of its Crises Management Team. The step is part of RTA’s strategy to better equip the crises and emergencies operations
Cladding works completed of Al Furjan Station
HE Mattar Al Tayer, announced that the construction progress rate of the entire Route 2020 Project
International safety operation certification for Dubai Ferry
Dubai RTA has received the ISM Certificate Code from Bureau Veritas Group; a shipping classification organisation approved by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
Al Tayer honours 20 senior female staff on International Women's Day
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has honoured 20 senior most female employees of RTA and praised the efforts and dedication they have shown throughout their career at RTA
RTA receives international excellence certificates from Norwegian Ambassador
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA was delighted to be presented with multiple ITAM (IT Asset Management) certifications from Norway’s Ambassador to the UAE, Jens Eikaas, assisted by CEO of Crayon MEA Mr. Ziad Rizk.
Dubai Taxi honours distinguished drivers through traffic safety awards
The Dubai Taxi has honoured 53 excellent drivers, who experienced a minimal number of offences, through the Traffic Safety Awards. The move reflects DTC’s keenness to reward the efforts of employees and raise their satisfaction.
Al Tayer advocates scientific concepts in RTA’s projects as winners of Scientific Research Awards felicitated
HE Mattar Al Tayer stressed that the RTA has adopted scientific methodologies in all projects since its establishment in 2005
Registration opens for 3rd Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management
The Board of Trustees of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management has opened registrations for the third edition of the award through the website as of March 5th until July 30th, 2019
589 million riders used public transport means, shared transport and taxis in Dubai in 2018
The figure reflects a notable increase from the previous year (2017); which amounted to 569 million riders. The daily public transport ridership clocked 1.610 million riders in 2018; which compares well with 1.56 million riders reported in 2017.
Exhibiting Hybrid Abra at Dubai International Boat Show
For the 12th consecutive year, Dubai’s RTA, is taking part in the Dubai International Boat Show. The event, which is held at the entrance of the Dubai Water Canal, kicked off on Tuesday, Feb 26th and continues up to March 2nd.
RTA wraps up UAE Innovation Month with 16 innovative events and an AI product
Roads and Transport Authority has concluded the UAE Innovation Month by holding 16 innovative events and launching products in line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and Dubai Smart City initiative.
Mansour bin Mohammed honours winners of Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport 2019
Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, H.H Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club honoured the winning organisations, companies and individuals at the 11th (DAST).
Launching ‘nol+’ loyalty points programme via RTA App
The programme entitles nol cardholders to earn points, which can be used in payment for public transport fares together with fees for paid parking zones, entering public parks & Etihad Museum along with purchases from retail outlets.
Al Tayer inaugurates second Emirati-French Business Engagement Summit
HE Mattar Al Tayer opened the second edition of the Emirati-French Business Engagement Summit, held under the theme: The Future of Mobility and Innovation
Simplified services for SMS payment of parking fees for vehicles registered in other Emirates and GCC countries
The step is part of RTA’s relentless efforts to deliver the most convenient means of benefiting from the service and accordingly, adding to customers happiness.
Ahmed bin Saeed visits RTA’s Stand at City Walk, inspects Safety Bus Programme
The event, which is themed (Think and Influence), runs from 22 to 28 February 2019. Several officials of participating government departments were in attendance
RTA envisions Dubai’s future mobility 2030-2071
HE Mattar Al Tayer chaired the Lab; which was attended by a host of CEOs and Directors of the RTA. Attendees also included local and international experts in the fields of mobility and future foresight.
Educating bus riders on good conduct
The campaigns aimed at creating awareness and educating the public bus riders at these two stations about uncivilised behaviour together with the proper ways of using and benefiting from these public transport meansl.
Limo Bikes and Convertible Limos launched by Dubai Taxi prove to be a huge success during winter
Dubai Taxi Corporation revealed that the recently launched Convertible Limo and Limo Bike services proved a hit with commuters during winter
Using robots in cleaning metro station
RTA has embarked on using robots in cleaning metro stations as part of efforts to introduce new techniques driven by artificial intelligence technology
Launching ‘Smart Safety Bus’ to promote students’ traffic awareness
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched the ‘Smart Safety Bus’ for raising the traffic awareness of students in Dubai schools
Equipped 1300 public buses with Vehicle Identification Pass using RFID-based technology in coop with ENOC
RTA in cooperation with ENOC Group, has recently completed the installation of Vehicle Identification Pass (ViP) through Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in more than 1300 public buses
Offering services for Emiratis, Senior Citizens and People of Determination via WhatsApp
RTA announced the launch of a range of services for Emiratis, Senior Citizens and People of Determination through WhatsApp, as part of RTA’s strategy to specially support people belonging to these categories and enhance their comfort and happiness
Opening main bridge at the intersection of Expo Road and Al Asayel Street
RTA has opened today (Saturday; 16th February 2019) a main bridge at the intersection of Expo Road and Al Asayel Street. The bridge is a part of Phase 5 of the roads network leading to Expo site