Dubai: Finally, a bus route from Ibn Battuta Metro Station to Abu Dhabi will be started following constant calls from the public who had to go to faraway stations like Al Ghubaiba on the way to or from the capital.
The Public Transport Agency of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also inaugurated nine new internal bus routes within Dubai “to boost the bus transit network and keep up with the rising demand for mass transit means in general and public buses in particular.”
According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTA Public Transport Agency, Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dosari, “The new routes will start off trips from various stations within Dubai and the tenth route that will be kicked off is the Ibn Battuta Metro Station in Dubai that would head towards Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and vice versa.”
These routes comprise Route No. 29 starting off at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station heading to the Mall of the Emirates; passing through several districts and Metro stations which include Al Fahidi, Khalid Bin Al Waleed (A1) and (B2), Karama (seaside) and Jafliah (seaside).
Another is Route No. 55 which starts at Satwa Bus Station and heads to the International City via several stops at Satwa Mosque (2), Satwa Post Office and others.
Others are: Route No. 83 starts at Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and runs up to Nakheel Metro Station while passing through several Metro stations including Al Fahidi (1), Al Fahidi (2), and subsidiary power station of the Dubai Internet City among others.
Route No. 85: Starts at the Dubai Internet City Metro Station and heads to the Discovery Gardens, covering many stops en route from (1) to (15) in addition to other areas including the BBC.
At Gold Souq, there will be Route No. 91A which starts from there and heads to Jebel Ali Bus Station, passing through the Union Metro Station, Al Maktoum Road, Jebel Ali Free Zone, and Trade Centre Intersection among others.
From Al Quoz Bus Station starts Route No.96 that heads to the Dubai Investment Park, passing through the Khaleej Times office, and a number of points at Jebel Ali Industrial Area among others.
Route No. 97 starts off at Al Qusais Bus Station and heads to Jebel Ali Industrial Area; passing through a number of areas including Al Qusais workers’ accommodation as well as Algeria and Tunisia streets.