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
300 Distinctive Number Plates to be make their debut online at RTA’s I-auction this year
RTA is offering 300 four and five-digit number plates at the forthcoming 55th Online Auction; the first of its kind this year. Plates on offer bear the following codes: (A – B – H – I –J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S and T).
Call Centre wins IQPC Middle East Awards for Benchmarking, Digital Innovation
RTA has recently won two call centre awards in a prestigious event held by the IQPC categorised under Service Excellence & Customer Happiness Week, Middle East, amid strong participation of public and private entities across the region
Hosting the 2nd Emirati-French Business Engagement Summit
RTA will host the second edition of Emirati-French Business Engagement Summit 2019 on 25th February under the theme: ‘Future of Mobility – Innovation’, in collaboration with the French Business Council in Dubai & Northern Emirates.
MoU with Skyway Greentech to develop Sky Pod Network
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Skyway Greentech Company; one of the pioneering developers of Sky Pod worldwide.
Our leaders made an early start to shape the future, and mobilised resources to cope with the Fourth Industrial Revolution
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), stated that the UAE had committed all its resources to cope with the technological & industrial breakthrough.
Mohammed bin Rashid reviews Sky Pod models
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has reviewed two models of the Sky Pods, a mobility system being tested by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in conjunction with Skyway Greentech Co.
Starting trial run of online applications for ‘Right-of-Way’ permits
The step is in line with the Dubai Government’s smart strategy aimed at boosting e-services as well as the Paperless Strategy launched in early 2018.
Upgrades to Ras Al Khor Street and entrances to International City construction hits 83% completion
HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that the completion rate of Ras Al Khor Street Improvement Project (Ex Al Awir Street) and the Entrances of the International City Project had reached 83%.
Al Tayer honours second batch of ‘Tamkeen with RTA’ graduates
HE Mattar Al Tayer honoured the second batch of ‘Tamkeen with RTA’ graduates comprising 25 Emirati university graduates (23 females and 2 males).
MENA Centre for Transport Excellence holds diverse events in 2018
The MENA Centre for Transport Excellence held a variety of events and activities in 2018 including training sessions and workshops covering diverse public transport issues in the region and beyond.
New bus route between Dubai Mall Metro Station and Dubai Sky Courts
Introducing on Thursday (Feb 7th, 2019) a new bus route (Route 30) to serve passengers commuting between Dubai Mall Metro Station and Dubai Sky Courts district.
Al Tayer briefs Singaporean delegation about smart mobility projects
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received in his office a visiting delegation from Singapore, headed by HE Lim Sim Seng, Chairman of Singapore Land Authority.
Cooperation with Dubai Police to enhance traffic safety and transport security
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has held a coordinative meeting with HE Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police.
Governance practices measure up to international audit standards
RTA has obtained international certification of its governance standards in accountability & monitoring, rendering them compatible with the highest international audit standards
RTA’s strategic indicators, initiatives are aligned with the 8 Principles and 50-Year Charter: Al Tayer
This step is needed to keep pace with the ambitions of our leaders in harnessing the government’s resources to serve the society and ensure sustainable welfare of future generations.
International certification from Spain on drivers’ training programmes
As such, the RTA has become the first government entity outside the European Union to obtain CNAE certification. The achievement is part of RTA’s endeavours to boost road safety and improve the public transport services
Awareness campaigns on firefighting in cooperation with Civil Defence
The campaigns werecarried out by Licensing Agency and the teams assigned to follow up requirements of health, safety and environment in the centres.
MoU to upgrade procurement and supply practices in collaboration with CIPS MENA
The move is a part of RTA’s strategy to boost the cooperation between public and private sectors guided by the directives of Dubai Government.
HE Mattar Al Tayer showcases autonomous aerial vehicle with the President of ICAO
HE Mattar Al Tayer, has received HE Dr. Bernard Elio, President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The meeting took place in the presence of Captain Aysha Al Hamli, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the ICAO.
Scooping Safety and Globe of Honour awards in public transport
RTA has won the Sword of Honour for health and safety Award, and the Globe of Honour for excellence in environmental management Award from the British Safety Council, UK
RTA and MWASALAT Oman open international bus route to commute passengers between Dubai and Muscat
RTA’s Public Transport Agency has opened an international bus route between Dubai and Muscat. The step aims to boost land transport and ease the mobility of passengers between the two sisterly countries
Employees volunteering platform in support of Expo 2020 Dubai
RTA has launched a volunteering platform in support of Expo 2020 Dubai. Over two days, RTA hosted the Expo 2020 Volunteers team, which held several events and workshops at RTA’s Head Office
Al Tayer inaugurates Dubai Taxi’s new control centre and reviews taxi smart transformation plan
In a recent visit to the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), inaugurated the new control centre of Dubai Taxi
RTA becomes first Govt entity to obtain ISO certification in Facility Management
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has obtained ISO 41001:2018 certificate in Facility Management from the French Bureau Veritas
Certified as the first entity to apply Maximo in transportation
IBM has certified RTA as the first entity specialized in roads & transport that applies Maximo system in transportation. RTA’s successful implementation of the system covers linear assets and various applications for managing contracts
Installation of 867 Solar Panels on the employees’ multilevel car park at the Headquarters
The step is part of RTA’s efforts to promote the use of clean & sustainable energy across various facilities and respond to Dubai Government’s initiative in this regard.
Regional award for trials of self-driving vehicles
RTA has won the Best Public-Private Project Award during the recent Gulf Traffic Exhibition and Conference held recently in the Dubai World Trade Center. The winning project was the Dubai Code of Practice for Self-Driving Vehicles
Partial closure of Al Yalayis Road due to water accumulation
To the users of Al Yalayes Road between Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St.,
Cracking on vehicles abandoned around registration centres
RTA has carried out inspection campaigns targeting vehicle abandoned in the surroundings of vehicle registration centres in cooperation with Dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and the Department of Economic Development
Opening six new bus routes improves one service route
Shakeri: Headway reduced from 60 to 30 minutes on Route F55 between Ibn Battuta Metro Station and Al Maktoum Airport
Mohammed bin Rashid orders Jebel Ali Lehbab Road to be renamed Expo Road
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered Jebel Ali Lehbab Road to be renamed Expo Road
Holding 2nd gathering for students on scholarship programme
RTA has held the 2nd gathering of students covered by RTA’s Scholarship Programme. The get-together event aimed at communicating with students, addressing challenges faced during their study
Offering easy payment of fines and seasonal parking cards in collaboration with Dubai Commercial Bank
an initiative whereby fines due from road users to the RTA and fees of seasonal parking cards can be paid through easy instalments. The payments can be arranged at varying time, depending on the amount, through credit cards with zero interest
Testing fare collection gates and central system software of Route 2020
The Project, which is undertaken by RTA in collaboration with big global firms, involves the extension of Dubai Metro Red Line up to the site of Expo 2020, which will kick off in last quarter of 2020
Al Tayer explores cooperation with Indian Consul in Dubai
The meeting discussed means of boosting cooperation and exchanging expertise between RTA and Indian entities operating in the field of railways, roads and transport
Dubai Taxi bookings jump 17% to record 12 million in 2018
RTA has touched 12,367,866 bookings in 2018, recording in the process a 17% rise compared to the figure reported in 2017 that was 10,573,855 bookings
RTA and Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs agree on promotion of traffic awareness
RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Permanent Committee for Labour Affairs in Dubai to promote the traffic awareness efforts and coordinate traffic safety events.
Al Tayer calls operators of taxi companies to enhance passenger transport service, drivers satisfaction rating
HE Mattar Al Tayer expressed satisfaction over the indicator of drop in the number of customer complaints amongst taxi riders in Dubai by 86% between 2016 and 2018
The Call Centre receives two million calls in 2018
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that its Call Center had received 2,070,281 calls in 2018, and the targeted response time of 20 seconds per call had covered 86% of total calls
Holding events to promote employees Health, Safety and Environmental awareness
RTA has held an Open Day for Health, Safety & Environment (HSE). Lecturers and speakers from RTA and external parties highlighted the importance of promoting the awareness and supporting RTA’s efforts in this field
RTA commences exclusive Ferry route for Emaar’s visitors and residents linking The Dubai Mall and Marina Mall
RTA commenced the operation of an exclusive Dubai Ferry route for Emaar’s visitors and residents linking The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination in Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina Mall
Clinching two global benchmarking, innovation awards
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has scooped two reputed international awards amid high local, regional and global competitors
Holding Innovation in BIM Summit on the sidelines of Big 5 Show
RTA in collaboration with the British Standards Institute (BSI), has recently held Innovation in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Summit. The event, had taken place on the sidelines of the Big 5 Trade Show, shed light on the high level achieved by RTA in this field.
'In Safe Hands' Dubai Taxi lifts 19k riders in 11k trips in 2018
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) revealed that ‘In Safe Hands’ service had been very popular in 2018, lifting about 19 thousand passengers in 11 thousand trips.
Supporting Dubai Taxi with 1090 taxis including 776 hybrid vehicles
The RTA chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA, has endorsed a contract for the procurement of 1090 new vehicles to the Dubai Taxi fleet.
Customers Council holds open house for franchise companies
The Customers Council of Dubai’s RTA has held its 98th annual gathering devoted to franchise companies operating in Dubai. The session also discussed means of improving services to clients of commercial transport activities.
UK Office of Rail & Road praises high efficiency of Dubai rail network
The UK Office of Rail and Road (ORR) commended the efficiency of the Dubai rail network comprising the metro and tram. The statement was made following the final annual review conducted by a team from ORR in 2018
Launching mobile customers’ happiness centre
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the Mobile Customer’s Happiness Center in the form of a coach fitted with sophisticated devices to deliver mobile services to end users
Dubai’s mass transit carry 2 million riders on New Year’s Eve with 10% increase over last year
The number of public transport riders during the New Year's Eve 2019 celebrations reached (2,100,000) riders, registering a (10%) increase over last year's total ridership.
Offering discount on 3-digit vehicle plates
In a step aimed at raising customers’ satisfaction levels and distinctive number plate enthusiasts happiness, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering a discount on three-digit vehicle licensing plates
Al Tayer inaugurates trial run of the first 20-seater hybrid abra
HE Mattar Al Tayer has launched the test run of the first hybrid abra; preserving the authentic design and features of the traditional abra
Holding first Cricket Championship
RTA has recently staged the inaugural RTA Cricket Championship. About 45 employees from various sectors and agencies of RTA as well as the Dubai Taxi Corporations took part in the competitions
Honouring winners of Short Story Contest for People of Determination
The Contest is part of RTA’s ‘Read More’ initiative aimed at identifying talented and innovative writers. Contestants were encouraged to write about their impressions and experiences associated with the use of public transport means
Service timings during New Year’s Eve and holiday
Service outlets include customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai metro and tram, marine transit modes as well as driving schools and vehicle testing & registration centres.
Al Tayer discusses cooperation with German Consul
HE Mattar Al Tayer has received in his office HE Günther Rauer, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany. The meeting discussed the cooperation and exchange of expertise between the RTA and its counterpart in Germany
Announcing recommendations of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum
RTA has revealed the findings and recommendations of the 5th DIPMF 2018 under the theme ‘Building Nations’ as it coincided with the Year of Zayed
Establishing e-hail taxi Joint Venture to uplift taxi sector in collaboration with Careem
RTA announced the establishment of an E-Hail Taxi Joint Venture with Careem Networks Company (Careem); the leading ride hailing technology company in the region.
Traffic Incident Management Unit dealt with 1800 accidents since launched
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Traffic Incidents Management Unit has dealt with more than 1800 traffic incidents on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road since deployed last September 2018.
Honouring female British tourist for reporting passenger transport violator
RTA has honoured a female British tourist for her cooperation with RTA and the Tourist Police by quickly reporting a person practicing unlicensed passenger transport business. The violator has exploited the said tourist financially.
Launching ‘Kafou’ programme to reward excellent taxi drivers
RTA’s Public Transport Agency has launched ‘Kafou’ (meaning well done) programme, the world’s first of its kind, for celebrating distinguished taxi drivers in Dubai. The step, which covers all franchise taxi companies operating in the Emirate
New generation of number plates electively in Jan 2019
From now and up to January 2020, the replacement of vehicle plates for individual car owners will be elective.
Offering easy payment of fines and seasonal parking cards in collaboration with Commercial Bank International
RTA and the Commercial Bank International (CBI); a leading banking group in the UAE, have agreed on an initiative whereby fines due from road users to RTA and fees of seasonal parking cards can be paid on instalments
Al Tayer and Al Falasi open RTA’s new Training Center at Dubai Marina
HE Mattar Al Tayer and HE Abdulla Ali bin Zayed Al Falasi, have opened RTA’s new training centre. The Center, which is located at the Dubai Marina, aims to upgrade the skills and abilities of employees
Agreements with 3 ‘Global Startups’
RTA has recently signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with three global startups in the fields of autonomous mobility, asset management, twin digital technologies and artificial intelligence.
Dubai Taxi beefs up school bus fleet to 370 buses
RTA revealed that the number of Dubai Taxi Corporation’s school buses in operation had surged significantly since the launch of the service in the 2015-2016 academic year
Al Tayer: Tolerance is deeply rooted in the UAE culture
HE Mattar Al Tayer, stated that the initiative of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to declare 2019 as the Year of Tolerance underscores the true path of the UAE in fostering the values of tolerance and peace worldwide
Dubai Health Authority becomes co-organizer of the Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum 2018-2020
RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) whereby the latter has become a co-organizer of the Dubai International Project Management Forum 2018-2020.
Discussing strategic objectives with technology partners
RTA has held the annual gathering of partners of the Corporate Technology Support Services Sector at its Head Office in Dubai. The event was part of RTA’s strategy to boost partner relationships and enhance the role of technology
Innovation lab for ‘Internet of Trains’ in collaboration with Alcatel
RTA has adopted an array of innovative ideas focused on rejuvenating the ‘Internet of Trains’ initiative, which aims at enhancing the services provided to Metro and Tram riders comprising residents, tourists and visitors of Dubai.
Highlighting the importance of issuing Special Driving Permits at projects’ sites
RTA stressed the importance of issuing Special Nature Driving Permits for driving vehicles and machinery at projects’ sites. The issuance of these permits, instead of regular driving licenses, enhances the safety of drivers at those facilities.
Hamdan bin Mohammed honors winners of HBMA for Innovation in PM Award
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, honored the winners of the Hamdan bin Mohammed Award for Innovation in Project Management at the closing ceremony of the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum
"Project Management for Shared Economy" the Last Session in DIPMF by H. E. Mohamed Alabbar
HE Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, delivered a speech on the second day of Dubai International Project Management Forum where he “What we live right now is just the beginning of evolution. There is still a lot to see in the future"
Dubai International Project Management Forum reviews Saudi Vision 2020 and 2030
The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum discussed during a key note speech about steering transformation of infrastructure project management practices delivered HE Ahmed Al Balawi, Director General, NPMO, Saudi Arabia
Minister of Artificial Intelligence: Our leadership believes in youth
“Our leaders are keen to offer youth the chance to play a key role in ranking the UAE among the world’s advanced countries, especially in artificial intelligence,” he said.
5th Dubai Int’l Project Management Forum launched under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed
The event is held by the RTA and co-organized by DEWA, Emaar, DP World and the PMI under the theme Building Nations. Several key executives of government and private entities have attended along with an elite group of international experts of Project Management (PM)
DIPMF Session Discusses Technology & PM Skills
The second panel of Day 1 of the 5th Dubai International Projects Management Forum featured several speakers including H.E Khalfan Belhoul, Murat Bicak, and Ahmed Bin Sulayem.
During a DIPMF session, Bakshi: It is not Artificial Intelligence, rather Artificial Communication
Tanmay Bakshi, one of the prominent speakers in the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), said that the Artificial Intelligence is not meant to replace humans, simply because it has no conception of human creativity or imagination.
DIPMF holds session about Zayed ideology
The 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) has held a discussion panel entitled (Zayed, Builder of the Nation) marking the designation of 2018 as the Year of Zayed.
Rolling out initiative to assess school bus operators
Public Transport Agency has launched an initiative for the assessment of school bus operators in Dubai. The move aims to foster a competitive spirit between operators and motivate them to be innovative and excel in delivering services
DIPMF kicks off under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the 5th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) will start on Monday, Dec 10, 2018
Stunning fireworks extravaganza awaits marine transit riders on New Year’s Eve
RTA has unveiled special offers and fine services involving a highly enjoyable experience of spectacular fireworks on the New Year ’s Eve (Monday 31 December 2018) aboard marine transit modes (Dubai Ferry, Waterbus and Abra).
Hamdan bin Mohammed launches world’s largest Arabic audio library
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has launched the Dubai Audio Library, the largest Arabic audio library in the world.
Dubai Taxi supports educational efforts of Rashid Centre for The Determined Ones
The support marks celebrations of Zayed Year and Centennial and corresponds to the government’s efforts to make Dubai a friendly city for ‘People of Determination’. It is also part of the corporate social responsibility of the DTC
Hamdan bin Mohammed inspects RTA’s autonomous mobility and AI projects
He also commended RTA’s initiatives aimed at facilitating the mobility of public transport riders to their final destinations (last mile).
Constructing 58 air-conditioned bus shelters and starting trial of solar-powered model
HE Mattar Al Tayer announced that RTA had started the construction of 48 air-conditioned shelters for public bus riders at several residential and newly developed areas in Dubai. He also unveiled that RTA would shortly construct 10 other air-conditioned bus shelters
47th UAE National Day celebrations
RTA has held an array of events in celebration of the 47th UAE National Day. Events were held in the presence of HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors as well as a host of CEOs, directors and staff of RTA
Marking Commemoration Day with National Service Recruits
HE Mattar Al Tayer along with several CEOs, National Service Recruits, and RTA employees in addition to students from Al Hudaibia Primary School stood for a minute offering silent prayers for the souls of martyrs This was then followed by hoisting of the national flag at the Head Office of the RTA
Opening lane separating traffic from Khawneej to Nad Al Hamar
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open (Friday 30 Nov 2018) a lane separating traffic inbound from Al Khawaneej and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Roads (via the Airport Rd.)
Service timing during the 47th National Day holidays
RTA has announced the timing of various services during the 47th National Day holidays covering customers’ happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicle & registration centres.
MoU with Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government
RTA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) to boost cooperation in several fields like scholarships, specialized training, research, studies and public events
nol card now valid to pay for purchases at Lulu Outlets
Users of nol cards issued by RTA can now use their cards to pay for purchases at all retail outlets of Lulu. The procedure has been enabled through MercuryPay platform; which is one of the leading firms in this field.
Obtaining two ME Customer Experience Excellence Awards
RTA has won two Middle East Customers Experience Excellence Awards during the American Congress of Customer Experience Week Middle East hosted by IQPC.
a contract for the construction of 77km internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2
A contract for the construction of internal roads at Al Khawaneej 2 extending 77 km in a session chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors.