Inaugurated a new generation of bus stations in Al Ghubaiba

Hamdan bin Mohammed: We will continue to diversify services ... and our goal is a smart future city

  • Hamdan bin Mohammed was briefed about initiatives to develop public transport services and electric scooters.



His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, inaugurated the new generation of public transport bus stations in Al Ghubaiba, which is the most modern bus station that is distinguished by its modern engineering design, and its integration with the mass transit stations, namely the Dubai Metro His Highness was briefed on electric scooters, RTA projects and initiatives to enhance public transport bus service, bus stations to serve Expo 2020, as well as the authority’s efforts in the field of flexible and joint mobility.

Crown Prince of Dubai:

- "We seek to provide a global model, through the implementation of distinct and sustainable infrastructure projects."

- “Ease of movement and linking communities together is one of the most important criteria for classifying future cities.”

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in tweets on Twitter: “We inaugurated the new generation of public transport bus stations in the Al Ghubaiba area according to the highest international standards .. Ease of movement, mobility and linking communities together is one of the most important criteria for classifying future cities. We seek to provide a global model through the implementation of distinct and sustainable infrastructure projects. ”

His Highness added: “The integration of the new generation of bus stations with stations of mass transit, such as the Dubai Metro, marine transportation means and taxis, is part of our strategy aimed at facilitating the movement of citizens and residents as well as tourists, and we also strive to create a unique experience for visitors to the Expo 2020 Dubai.”

His Highness said, "I have also seen the electric scooter pilot operation project, in which three international companies and two national companies participate ... they continue to diversify the services provided by the Emirate of Dubai ... Our goal is a smart, future, constantly renewed city."

On his arrival at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, His Highness was received by the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai Matar Mohammed Al Tayer, where His Highness toured the facilities of the station, which includes six buildings, and is distinguished by its design that combines innovative and effective solutions for engineering designs and a modern system in providing Collective transportation services, taking into account the design of the station to meet the requirements of environmental sustainability and the needs of the people of determination, and the area of ​​the station is 2452 square meters, and includes office spaces, customer service spaces, shops, restaurants, and includes 50 bus stops, 48 ​​parking spaces for vehicles, and 34 parking spaces. For taxis, and 60 bike stands, the station has a capacity of 15,000 passengers per day, while the daily number of passengers is estimated at 10,500 passengers per day.

Implementing and developing 17 bus stations and stops, and providing 614 buses to transport Expo 2020 visitors.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum listened to an explanation from Al Tayer about the plan for integration between the various means of transport in the Al Ghubaiba area, which is unique in the integration of various mass transport means, including metro, buses, marine transport means and taxis.

His Highness reviewed the authority’s plan for developing permanent bus stations in the city and serving the Expo 2020 exhibition, which includes the implementation of 17 stations and stops, including Al Ghubaiba, Al Jafliya and Al Ittihad stations, and the bus station connected to the Etisalat metro station, providing 614 buses, and operating 23 bus lines. The development of six stations and temporary bus stops to serve the Expo 2020 exhibition, including two temporary stations in Dubai Silicon Oasis, International City, and four stops in Dubai Maritime City, Palm Jumeirah, Business Bay 1 lounge, and The Square. These projects come as a continuation of the authority’s efforts in developing the infrastructure. The infrastructure of the mass transit system, in order to encourage residents to use mass transportation in their daily commute

His Highness the Crown Prince of Dubai stopped at the area designated to support youth projects, and it includes allocating two commercial spaces, which are granted free of charge to small companies run by citizens, in cooperation and coordination with the Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises. The fleet size is 1758 buses and 21 stations, operating on 167 lines, and buses carry 157 million passengers annually.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum reviewed the Mobility Hub model, which includes mass transit services, logistics services, support services, bicycle user services, and vehicle services, and the mobility center covers a range of transportation means including shared bicycles and vehicles. Shared, scooters, buses on demand, self-driving transportation, and individual transportation.

His Highness listened to an explanation of the authority’s initiatives in promoting joint mobility, which contribute to facilitating the movement of passengers on mass transit means, to reach their final destinations (the last mile). The initiatives included the establishment of the "Hala" company for electronic reservation of taxi vehicles, in partnership with "Careem", and informs The number of vehicles registered in the application is 5500 vehicles. Since its launch in May 2019, Hala has implemented about eight million trips, and has contributed to reducing the vehicle's arrival time to the customer from 12 minutes to 3.5 minutes. Among the initiatives is also the bicycle sharing service (Careem Pike). The number of bicycles in the first phase amounted to 780 bicycles distributed over 78 stations, as well as the vehicle participation initiative (smart rental), which includes 400 vehicles distributed among the two companies, Udrive and Ekar.

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, was briefed on the pilot operation of the electric scooter, which will start from next week, in which five companies will participate, including three international companies (Karim, Lim, and Ter) and two local companies supported by the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation for Medium and Small Enterprises, namely « Rabbit and Sugar », and the authority’s plan includes operating the electric scooter pilot in five locations, namely: Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai Internet City, Second December Street, Al-Raqqa, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers. These areas were chosen according to specific criteria, such as areas with High population density, special development areas, areas served by metro stations and mass transit means, the availability of integrated infrastructure, and areas with a high level of traffic safety.

His Highness was also briefed on the Roads and Transport Authority’s plan to implement bicycle lanes in 2021, and the plan includes the implementation of lanes with a length of about 88 km, distributed over eight regions, with priority given to the implementation of the tracks in three areas with a total length of 31 km, and the length of the first lane is 16 km. It extends from Jumeirah Beach, along the current running and pedestrian lanes, passing through Al Sufouh Street, and then connects to the bicycle path currently existing at King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, while the second lane is about seven kilometers long, and extends from Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, and is linked With the bicycle path on Jumeirah Street, passing through the Dubai International Financial Center and the second of December Street, while the third lane is eight kilometers long, and connects the bicycle path in Al Khawaneej area to Al Warqa area via Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and Tripoli Street.

The cycle paths are raised to 647 kilometers

The Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, Mattar Muhammad Al Tayer, said that the total length of bicycle paths implemented until the beginning of this year is 425 km, and the authority intends to raise the length of bicycle paths to 647 km by 2025, indicating that the implementation of these tracks A translation of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop the quality of life in the city, to achieve happiness for the population, and to shift towards sustainable transport and less polluting the environment, also comes in implementation of the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to make Dubai friendly to bicycles, by providing appropriate alternatives to encourage residents to ride cycling, in fulfillment of Dubai Vision 2021, which aims to make Dubai the preferred place to live and work, and the preferred destination for visitors, and the safest. .


One thousand passengers, the capacity of Al Ghubaiba station ... and 132 bus and vehicle stops.


Local and international companies participating in the trial operation of the electric scooter.

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