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Operating parking lots at Al Barsha Heights

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an agreement with TECOM Group to operate the parking spaces at Al Barsha Heights starting from Saturday 17th November 2018


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Service timings during the Prophet Birthday holiday

RTA has announced the timings of various services during the holiday of the Prophet’s Birthday covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicle & registration centres.


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Dubai Taxi inks exclusive agreement to transit Global Village visitors

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has signed an exclusive operation agreement with the Global Village whereby the DTC will provide taxi and limo services to visitors commuting from/to the Global Village


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Dubai tram lifts 20 m riders in 4 years of operation

Since launched on 11 November 2014 up to the end of September 2018, Dubai Tram had transported 20,879,564 riders.


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First of the new metro trains arrive in Dubai

The train had been transported to the Metro Depot at Rashidiya. The manufacturer will continue supplying the remaining trains in batches, and the last one is expected to arrive by the end of October 2019


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Holding biggest volunteering initiative in support of Day for Dubai

RTA has carried out a massive volunteering initiative aimed to register a Guinness World Record for the largest number of participants in folding long-sleeve shirts.


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Taking part in Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2018 for seventh straight year

RTA for the seventh year in a row, is taking part in the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show 2018. The event to be held at the Dubai Creek Marina by the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club from 8th-10th November 2018


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Cooperation with Swedish Embassy in traffic safety

The meeting intended to strengthen cooperation, share expertise in traffic safety and utilize roads & vehicles smart technologies, given that Sweden's roads are the safest worldwide.


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Allocating revenues of numbers resembling historical milestones in the life of late Sheikh Zayed to charitable activities

RTA will allocate the proceeds of six distinctive number plates, representing milestones in the life of Sheikh Zayed, bearing Code Code (Z), to charitable activities in the forthcoming Year of Zayed Auction on Nov 17th.


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5th DIPMF attracts diverse sponsors

The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIMPF) (8-11 Dec 2018) held by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has attracted a host of diverse sponsors representing local, regional and international entities


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Dubai Careers App as official platform for offering vacancies

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed ‘Dubai Careers App’ as an official platform for offering vacancies. The step supports the government efforts to rank Dubai as the smartest and happiest city in the world


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Constructing three footbridges, one with four-directional links at Dubai Marina

One of these bridges is so unique with four escalators linking the four sides of a key junction at the King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street.


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Extending deadline for submissions to Sustainable Transport Award until Nov 15th, 2018

RTA’s Higher Organizing Committee of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) has announced the extension of the deadline for receiving submissions from public, semi-public and private entities across the UAE to November 15th, 2018


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Guinness Record for the most nationalities in a human chain, celebrates Public Transport Day

His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, HE Mattar Al Tayer and HE Khalifa Mohammed Al Suwaidi, have attended RTA’s celebrations of Public Transport Day initiative held at Etisalat Metro Station in Dubai


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Organizing workshop on Health, Safety and Works Continuity for driving centres

The Monitoring and Enforcement Department along with the Quality, Health and Safety Office at RTA’s Licensing Agency have held a workshop about health, safety and works continuity for driving centres in Dubai


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Launching 9th Public Transport Day coinciding with its 13th anniversary

On November 1, 2018 celebrates the 9th edition of the Public Transport Day initiative. The event, which coincides with the 13th anniversary of RTA, aims to support Dubai’s efforts to improve the environment and achieve sustainable development


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Operating four bus routes to serve visitors of Global Village on Nov 1, 2018

The Public Transport Agency will operate four dedicated bus routes for serving visitors of the Global Village as of November 1, 2018. The launch of the service concurs with the opening of the Global Village season 2018. The four bus routes are 102, 103, 104 and 106.


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Unveiling finalists of Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that the participation in the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport had exceeded the target by 30%


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Launching Pilot Project for Intelligent Pedestrians & Cycling Lighting

RTA in conjunction with Philips Lighting, has launched a pilot project at Jumeirah Corniche. The Project aims to identify the benefits of implementing the Intelligent Pedestrian and Cycling Track Lighting System at Jumeirah Corniche


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Briefing Zayed Housing on internal audit and corporate governance practices

RTA has received a delegation from Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and briefed it about the best practices of internal audit and corporate governance applied by RTA


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Women Committee runs Abra Caravan to mark Pink October initiative

The Women Committee at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) took part in the Pink October 2018 initiative aiming at raising the public awareness about breast cancer through different activities


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nol card is valid to pay for purchases at Carrefour chain

Users of nol cards issued by RTA can now use their cards to pay for purchases at all retail outlets of Carrefour affiliated to Majid Al Futtaim Group across Dubai


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Setting End of October as deadline for updating details of taxi plate holders

RTA has set the end of October 2018 as a deadline for beneficiaries of taxi number plates to update their details at RTA to continue receiving their monthly allowance


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Launching Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has launched the Mobile Charging Station for Electric Vehicles.


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Launching innovative contests and various activities marking 9th Public Transport Day

This year’s event will be marked by a variety of activities to be run in collaboration with Samsung, Global Village, At The Top Burj Khalifa, Cannon, and Fly Dubai


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Awarding contract of bridges leading to Deira Islands costing AED447m

RTA in coordination with Nakheel, has awarded a contract for the construction of three bridges leading to Deira Islands. The bridges, which link with the existing bridge crossing the water canal, consist of six lanes in each direction and will be built at cost of AED447 million


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Taking part in ‘Week without Service Centres’ through 192 smart services

RTA will take part in the ‘Week without Service Centres’ initiative (21-25 October 2018) by running 192 smart services. RTA has taken this step in support of the Dubai’s Department of Finance initiative rolled out for the second straight year.


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Featuring Al Merqab in streamlining Limo and e-Hail services at GITEX

The system offers solutions to one of the key global challenges and for the first time monitors journeys made by Uber and Careem e-Hail companies.


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New generation of vehicle inspection techniques at GITEX 2018

RTA has launched a new generation of vehicle inspection using innovative technologies as part of its participation at GITEX 2018 (14-18 October)


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RTA, du enhance their strategic partnership to boost the smart transformation in Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), are set to embark on a joint project to fit all taxis in Dubai (about 10,800 cabs) with free Wi-Fi service


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Dubai Taxi launching “Al Yamama” initiative in GITEX 2018

Dubai Taxi has launched “Al Yamama” initiative where DTC’s taxis will be fitted with smart cameras. These cameras will monitor the movement of the taxi driver and objects in the interior and exterior of the vehicle


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Opening Phase 1 of Latifa bint Hamdan and Umm Al Sheef Streets improvement Project and Phase 2 in Q1 of 2019

The project has a cost is AED800 million and links Jumeirah with Al Khail Road and Parallel Roads (First Al Khail Road, and Al Asayel Street) through a network of bridges extending 7.4 km.


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The sophisticated ‘Mahboub’ AI initiative at GITEX 2018

RTA announced a sophisticated Artificial Intelligence initiative, branded ‘Mahboub,’ which is RTA’s personal assistant as part of its exhibits at GITEX 2018 (14-18 October).


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Launching the region’s first ‘Autonomous taxi’ at GITEX

The technology underscores RTA’s commitment to enhance the Dubai Government’s Strategy to convert 25% of total journeys in Dubai into autonomous transit by 2030


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RTA rolls out trial of first ‘Autonomous Taxi’ in GITEX 2018

HE Mattar Al Tayer announced the launch of a host of smart initiatives & services as part of RTA’s participation at GITEX 2018.


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Guinness World Record in compiling the biggest awareness message

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has achieved a Guinness World Record by compiling the biggest awareness message using Lego Blocks.


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Workshop to highlight Dubai Government new HR Law 8/2018

RTA in conjunction with the Human Recourses Department of Dubai Government has organised an awareness workshop about the Dubai Government’s Human Resources Law No. 8/2018 (New Edition).


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Customers Council mulls upgrading public bus services

RTA's Customer Council has held its 95th Session for the first time at Al Rashidiya Bus Station in Dubai. Hordes of bus commuters from various community segments attended the session entitled "Public Transport Services: We Excel for You".


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DEWA, DP World, Emaar, and PMI co-host 5th DIPMF

RTA has unveiled the co-organisers of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) (8-11 December 2018)


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Recycling and reusing 60% of building & drilling materials for reuse in road projects

RTA has endorsed a plan to implement Green Economy initiatives for the recycling of constructional waste materials generated by building and drilling works, and reusing it in roads construction projects


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Launching a trial run of a smart system for remote monitoring of school buses

RTA has started a trial run of a smart system for the remote monitoring of school buses. The step follows a broad-based field study of school buses in Dubai aimed at enhancing the safety of students of different ages


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Contract of Phase 5, 6 of Roads leading to Expo Project costing AED630 m

As directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to immediately start the construction of roads and transportation systems relating to the hosting Expo 2020


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Launching Phase II of SAM Project

RTA has launched Phase II of the Software Asset Management (SAM) Project, a key turning point towards automating Asset Management of RTA’s agencies & sectors.


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Stipulating the availability of accredited local agent for registering electric vehicles in Dubai

RTA announced that the registration of electric vehicles in theTraffic System would require the existence of an accredited agent of such vehicles in the UAE, from the beginning of 2018 October, stems from RTA’s commitment to the safety of roads and users.


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RTA and Government partners carries out a strategic emergency drill at Dubai level

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), along with several government entities in Dubai, have carried out a strategic drill to enhance the Emirate’s response to emergencies and crises.


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HE Matter Al Tayer honored winners of 8th Safety Awards

HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has honoured winners of the 8th Safety Awards


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School transport offences drop by 79.4% 2018 year

Offences recorded by RTA in the school transport sector during the current academic year (2018/2019) have receded by almost 79.4% compared to the same period in the previous academic year 2017-2018


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Parking terminals fee now payable via nol card

RTA has launched a new service whereby motorists can pay parking fees of multi-story parking terminals in Dubai using their nol cards


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Constructing two Truck Stops at Sh. Mohd bin Zayed Rd, Emirates Rd under PPP Model

RTA has signed an agreement with Emirates Desert Group for constructing two Truck Stops (Rest Stops) at Dubai Industrial City (near Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Rd) and Dubailand (near Emirates Rd) under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model


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Offering 300 plates of 3, 4 and 5-digit plates in 54th online auction

Offering about 300 licensing plates comprising 3, 4 and 5-digit plates in its forthcoming 54th online auction. Plates on offer bear A, B, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T Codes. Registration of bidders will start Sunday, September 30, 2018.


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Providing instant emergency aid to cardiac arrests cases at Metro Stations

The Rail Agency has rolled out a service for providing immediate aid to the rescue of emergency cardiac cases at metro stations any moment. The service is a portable kit that includes an Automated External Defibrillator.


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New features for users via registration in S’hail App

RTA has unveiled new features for users via registration in S’hail App. Registered clients can now manage their nol accounts, booking Hala Taxi or limo, using smart rental vehicles through eKar or Udrive


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Al Tayer inaugurates ‘Love for Zayed’ mobile gallery in collaboration with the National Archives

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) HE Mattar Al Tayer has inaugurated ‘Love for Zayed’ mobile gallery, in celebration of Year of Zayed.


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Receiving 14.7k emergency reports as signing off rate clocks 99%

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that it had received 14,711 emergency reports this year through the Call Center (8009090), Madinati service available on RTA Dubai App.


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Smart Car Rental fleet rises to 400 vehicles

RTA has added 200 vehicles to the smart car rental fleet, bringing the total number to as many as 400 vehicles. The move follows the success of the initial stage and the increasing demand generated by the service.


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First new Dubai Metro train arrives in November 2018: Al Tayer

The Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that the first of the new Dubai Metro trains would arrive in Dubai in November 2018, and the last one would arrive by the end of October 2019.


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Briefing Ajman Municipality on asset management

RTA has received a delegation from the Department of Municipality and Planning in Ajman. The delegation engaged in a discussion about the management of RTA-owned vehicles used by employees.


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8 million riders use the Shuttle buses between DMCC and Ibn Battuta metro stations

RTA announced that the free buses shuttling between the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Ibn Battuta Metro Stations had lifted 8 million riders from January to August 2018.


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Exhibiting mass transit projects at InnoTrans 2018

The German capital, Berlin, has seen the launch of the 12th edition of International Trade Fair for InnoTrans 2018. The event is held from 18-21 September, with the participation of 3000 entities from 61 countries with about 200 innovations


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a new phase of ‘Capture Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate’ initiative

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new phase of ‘Capture Your Memorable Moments on Your Vehicle’s Plate’ initiative for Code W.


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Al Tayer and Al Marri launch Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicles on Sh MBZ Rd

HE Mattar Al Tayer and Major General Abdullah Khalifa, launched the Traffic Incidents Management Unit vehicle. The Unit’s vehicles will be deployed on a 70 km stretch of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road on a trial base for one year.


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Phase II of Trucks Remote Monitoring System

Dubai’s RTA has announced the launch of Phase II of the installation of the remote monitoring system that detects faults in heavy vehicles and tracks the conducts of drivers on roads


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Opening Phase 1 of 7th Interchange, and Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Road Projects

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened on Saturday 15 September, the 1st phase of the 7th Interchange Improvement Project as well as Al Yalayes and Al Asayel Roads Improvement Project.


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RTA joins hands with DHA to run in-house medical fitness tests for visa renewal

RTA has joined DHA Tawajud initiative, enabling expatriate employees to undergo medical fitness tests for renewing their residence visas at RTA’s clinic.


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Customers Council reviews improvement of commercial transport

The Customers Council has held its 93rd session in the presence of clients and representatives of commercial transport activities. The gathering discussed procedures and initiatives for improvements in this field


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Offering automatic renewal of vehicle registration to individuals

The step is part of the digitalization of RTA’s services and Smart City drive of the Government of Dubai.


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Offering easy payment service for vehicle fines

RTA has launched a new service enabling clients to pay RTA fines, for all the vehicles registered under the federal traffic system across the UAE, in easy instalment using credit cards.


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Services timing during New Hijri Year 1440 holiday

The Smart Customers Service Center at Umm Al Ramool will remain operational 24/7, as usual.


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Launching Qiyadi 4 to enrich skills of Emirati engineers

RTA has launched the 4th edition of the two-year programme, Qiyadi, designed to enrich the knowledge and diversify the skills of Emirati engineers.


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Conducting studies on the Economic Impact of Dubai Metro Project

RTA has carried out a comprehensive study on the Economic Impact of the Dubai Metro Project, including both its Red and Green Lines, in collaboration with Henley Business School, University of Reading


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Opening DNATA Office to enhance employee’s travel experience

RTA has opened a DNATA Office in its headquarter, The step has been taken in the context of the MoU signed earlier by the two parties to enhance their cooperation


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Promoting traffic awareness in schools and nurseries of Dubai

The plan focuses on interacting with students through visual aids along with e-surveys to monitor their satisfaction and benefit.


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Operating a ‘Driverless Vehicle’ in Sustainable City on Al-Qudra Rd

The step is a part of RTA’s efforts to boost the Dubai Government strategy to raise the share of autonomous transport to as much as 25% of public transport means by 2030.


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Smart Services Centre processed 8500 transactions in two months

Dubai’s RTA announced that the Smart Services Centre affiliated to the Customers Happiness Centre at Umm Al Ramool attracted 8500 clients since it opened two months ago.


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Signing MoU to automate contracting procedures and procurement operations

RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Tejari; the e-supply & procurement channel of Dubai Government, to automate contracting procedures and procurement operations of RTA.


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Briefing the Centers of People of Determination about DAST

RTA’s Higher Organising Committee of the DAST has recently held a workshop in coordination with the Community Development Authority (CDA) targeting a number of Centers of People of Determination.


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Opening of internal roads at Hatta, Nad El-Sheba 4

Undertaking the two projects is part of the 5-Year Plan endorsed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to construct internal roads in several residential communities of Dubai


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Briefs DoT on best practices of Compliance Management

Receiving the delegation of Abu Dhabi’s DoT is part of RTA’s keenness to share knowledge & expertise with government entities nationwide


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63 students complete RTA’s summer internship ‘Ajyal’

Dubai’s RTA has graduated 63 Emirati students from secondary schools and universities who have completed RTA’s 10th Summer Internship Programme ‘Ajyal’.


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Deploying 368 smart school buses to serve 17 schools

The service is gathering momentum with a fleet of as much as 368 buses to lift about 8873 students in 17 schools contracted for the new academic year


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Honouring female leaders in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day

The Day is celebrated on August 28 to commemorate the establishment of the General Women’s Union in 1975, and this year’s event is themed ‘Women on the Course of Zayed


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5m riders during Eid Al Adha holiday

RTA announced that the number of public transport riders and taxis during Eid Al Adha holiday in Dubai reached 4,852,957 riders.


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RTA makes 12.6 Gigawatt-Hour electric power savings in 2017

Making such savings contributes to realising RTA’s strategic objective of nurturing a sustainable environment through saving power consumption.


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Tripoli St. Improvement hits 60%, completion in first half of 2019: Al Tayer

The project is expected to be completed and opened in full in the first half of 2019,” announced Al Tayer.


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Plan to ensure smooth traffic flow during Eid holiday

The Events Security Committee at RTA and Dubai Police has chalked out a plan for the traffic movement, and road security of the public celebrating Eid Al Adha holiday.


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Eid gifts to 1500 students marking the Year of Zayed

The gesture marks the nation’s celebrations of the Year of Zayed in collaboration with the UAE Red Crescent, Rawfid Centre for Development and Education, and the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah.


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Service timing during Eid Al-Adha holiday 2018

Dubai’s RTA has announced the timing of transport services during Eid Al-Adha holiday affecting customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit means, and centres of service providers


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Carrying out inspection campaign on transport activities in Dubai

RTA represented by Public Transport Agency, has launched diverse inspection campaigns on transport activities in the Emirate during the first half of year 2018.


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Endorsing testing standards of electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles

RTA has endorsed the standards of testing electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles, which are in line with the highest international standards applied in several countries in this regard.


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Emirati youth contributing to corporate performance

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) stressed the role of Emirati youth in driving its corporate performance through capitalising on their innovative ideas and technical skills.


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Contract for trial run of Traffic Incidents Management System to Emirates Transport

The TIM scheme will be tentatively implemented on a 70-km sector of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road for one year starting from 16 September 2018.


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Signing MoU with Rochester University covering research and academic programs

The RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with (RIT) – Dubai to provide scientific consultations and advancement professional development for RTA employees


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Dubai Taxi offers discount coupons on Ladies Limo Service

RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) is offering discount vouchers on Ladies Limousine Taxi Service dubbed (Amira) to a number of entities concerned with women affairs in Dubai


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103m riders used Dubai Metro in first half of 2018

During the first half of 2018 year, the Dubai Metro Red and Green Lines have lifted 103.292 million riders, compared with 100.558 million riders lifted during the same period 2017 year.


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RTA, Emaar join hands to promote Ferry service

This agreement aims to support RTA’s Ferry service through promoting the sale of Dubai Ferry tickets amongst Dubai visitors, residents and tourist groups received by Emaar.


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Rolling out smart seasonal parking cards service

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a smart seasonal parking cards service through RTA Dubai App as part of its ongoing efforts to deliver top class services to beneficiaries


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Dubai Tram clinches MEED’s Quality Project Award

Dubai Tram has won the Transport Project of the Year Award presented by MEED International (Middle East) in recognition of quality projects in the region.


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Introducing Smart Time Management System during events

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is launching a Smart Time Management System (STMS) at venues of various events such as exhibitions and conferences


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Conducting a training course on asset management for government employees in the UAE

RTA’s Asset Management Department has recently conducted a pilot training course for one of Dubai Government employees on asset management


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