New route for Dubai's bus-on-demand service


Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new route for its bus-on-demand service.

Al Nahda is the latest addition to the service, which continues to grow in popularity.

The 10-seater minibuses are deployed to operate on flexible routes and timings, and can be booked through the 'Dubai Bus on Demand' smart application.

Drivers can directly communicate with commuters through the app to identify the nearest points to them.

Currently, there are 13 vehicles that serve certain areas of Dubai, namely Al Barsha, Dubai Silicon Oasis and Academic City.

The service operates from 05:00 am to midnight during weekdays (Monday to Thursday), from 05:00 am to 01:00 am on Friday and Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 01:00 am on Sunday.

The fare is AED 5 per rider, and AED 2 per additional rider.

These buses help reduce the walking distance and the waiting time of clients, and provide them a premium experience.

From an operational perspective, the buses are smaller in size, consume less fuel and have a smart scheduling system that reduces the number of wasted kilometres.

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