Participating in ITS World Congress in China
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) participated in the 29th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS World Congress) in Suzhou, China to keep abreast of the latest advancements and technologies in the mobility sector.
AED2.5 bn investment portfolio featuring 10 projects in partnership with private sector
RTA has endorsed the ‘Dubai Portfolio for Public-Private Partnership (PPP) (2024-2026),’ encompassing 10 projects with an estimated value of AED2.5 billion
Statement of His Excellency Director General, Chairman of the Board marking 52nd Union Day
“The UAE's 52nd Union Day celebrations have added significance this year as they coincide with the hosting of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) at Expo City Dubai.
Service timings during 52nd Union Day
RTA announced the working hours for all services during the 52nd Union Day holiday. The change in business hours relate to customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transport means, and service provider centers (technical inspection of vehicles).
Marking Commemoration Day
RTA observed the Commemoration Day on November 30, 2023, in a ceremony attended by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, along with CEOs and directors of the RTA
Diversions on roads leading to Sheikh Zayed Road on the occasion of COP28
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a temporary rerouting of traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road towards Abu Dhabi, from the Trade Centre Roundabout to the Expo Intersection
Diverse activities marking 52nd Union Day
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) celebrated the 52nd Union Day by organising a host of festivities that included setting up a special majlis for employees in the external courtyard of RTA’s HQ.
MENA Centre for Transport Excellence trains 160 employees of RTA in 2023
The MENA Centre for Transport Excellence (CTE) announced that it had completed training for over 160 employees from Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in 2023
School transport service witnesses a high rate of customer satisfaction
The school transportation service provided by the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai and Careem through the e-hail service via Careem application
Mohammed bin Rashid approves Dubai Metro Blue Line project
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Dubai Metro Blue Line project, a new 30 km metro route that will strategically link key areas in the emirate through 14 stations.
Awareness campaigns about professional permits for heavy vehicles’ drivers
RTA has recently completed a series of awareness and inspection campaigns targeting truck drivers in the Emirate. The campaigns were run by the Licensing Activities Department at the Licensing Agency in coordination with the Traffic Department at the Traffic and Roads Agency.
Installation of solar panels at Dubai Metro and Tram Depots
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the installation of solar energy panels at the Dubai Metro Depots at Jebel Ali and Al Qusais as well as the Tram Depot at Al Safouh.
Comprehensive plan for safe and smooth transportation of participants and visitors of COP28
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the main route partner of the Conference of the Parties (COP28), has mapped out a comprehensive participation plan in the conference, which will take place at Expo Dubai from November 30th to December 12th, 2023
Completion of 85% of Al Meydan Street Improvement Project
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of 85% of the Al Meydan Street Improvement Project, extending from the Al Khail Street intersection to the Cyclists Club.
Optimising bus routes to streamline mobility as of Nov 20th 2023
RTA announced changes in several public bus routes in Dubai from 20th November 2023, to ease the daily mobility of riders and enable them smooth and hassle-free journeys to their intended destinations across the emirate.
Winning international award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in human capital management
RTA secured the bronze Brandon Hall Excellence Award under the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion category for Best Advance in Leadership Development for Women
Online auction of 350 premium plates for vehicles
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering 350 fancy number plates of 3, 4 and 5 digits for private vehicles bearing (G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W) codes.
Reducing speed limit on sector of Al Ittihad Road
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority RTA), and the Dubai Police General Headquarters, decided to reduce the speed limit on Al Ittihad Road, between Sharjah and Al Garhoud Bridge, from 100 km/h to 80 km/h, effective November 20, 2023.
Hosting Community of Metros (COMET) Conference 2023
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) opened today (13th of November 2023), the Community of Metros (COMET) Conference 2023 in Dubai
Completion of 50% of Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Roads Intersection Improvement Project
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the completion of 50% of the Garn Al Sabkha-Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Roads Intersection Improvement Project.
Dubai Tram carries 52 million riders since 2014 launch
Since launched in 2014, Dubai Tram has served about 52 million riders, cementing its role as an integral component of Dubai's public transportation network.
Partnership with Careem Bike to provide free bikes
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Careem Bike have teamed up to offer free bike - to residents and visitors who wish to participate in the Dubai Ride cycling event but do not have their own bikes.
Winning three Asian Leadership Awards
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won three Asian Leadership Awards (ALA) for Excellence in Sustainable Water Management, Business Innovation and Digital Innovation.
Launching platform for automated management of energy, green economy and sustainability
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a project on automating energy management, green economy and sustainability operations
Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking the Sanction of Dubai's 3-Year Budget 2024- 2026 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
“The 2024 Budget allocates AED79.1 billion for expenditures against projected revenues estimated at AED90.6 billion.
Launching awareness campaign targeting e-scooter and bicycle riders
RTA and Dubai Police General Headquarters joined hands in outreach and law-enforcement campaigns to raise public awareness and provide educational guidance for bicycle and electric scooter riders
Constructing 40 air-conditioned rest areas for delivery riders
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) intends to construct 40 air-conditioned rest areas for delivery riders in key areas across Dubai. The initiative aims to enhance road safety, foster wellbeing and reduce the risks of road accidents.
Al Tayer honours “Public Transport Champions” marking 14th Public Transport Day
The event was held as part of marking the 14th Public Transport Day themed ‘Gym on the Go’ as well as RTA’s 18th Anniversary.
Celebrating Flag Day
RTA’s celebrations included multiple activities held at its Headquarter in addition to decorating main streets and bridges, and lighting the Dubai Water Canal.
Statement of His Excellency Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors marking Flag Day 2023
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, stated that Flag Day holds immense significance that reflects unity, patriotism, and pride of the nation.
Construction of internal roads extending 1.9km as part of Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Project at Al Warqa 4
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has completed the construction of internal roadwork extending 1.9 km within the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment project at Al Warqa 4.
Inspection of metro viaduct over Dubai Water Canal
Dubai's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) completed a full inspection of the Dubai Metro viaduct and piers over the Dubai Water Canal between Business Bay and Onpassive metro stations
Celebrating 18th anniversary, 14th Public Transport Day
Themed (Gym on the Go), the event aims to promote physical fitness and encourage residents and visitors to use public transportation for timely arrivals and a relaxed journey.
Phase II of Dubai Travel Behaviour Survey
RTA has begun the second phase of its extensive 'Travel Behaviour Survey,' which will run until February 2024 and will poll about 21,000 inhabitants, labourers, tourists/visitors, and non-resident workers via workplace surveys.
Celebrating Pink October to spread health awareness
The events focused on providing psychological support and raising awareness about the importance of early screening and provided education on the detection of early signs to enable effective treatment and protect women's health.
Maintenance of 68 thousand traffic and directional signs in Dubai
Works included preventive maintenance jobs for 57,151 signs as well as corrective maintenance jobs for 10,665 signs across Dubai.
Celebrating 14th Public Transport Day under the theme (Gym on the Go)
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) started off the 14th Public Transport Day celebrations Today (Wednesday) October 25th and would run through to November 8th.
Dubai Taxi Control Centre applies AI to monitor and track 7,200 vehicles, 14,500 drivers
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has commenced using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor and track the performance of drivers and its vehicles (taxis, limousines, school buses, commercial buses and motorcycles).
Granting Sky Blue Media advertising rights on public bus fleet and facilities for 5 years
Sky Blue Media will cater to the planning, design, operation, and marketing of advertising spaces across all RTA's public bus facilities in Dubai over five years.
Completion of 72% of construction on internal roads at Margham, Lehbab, Al Lesaili, and Hatta
The project spans a total distance of 38 km: 19 km of roadwork and the addition of lighting poles along another 19 km of existing streets.
Releasing 8th Sustainability Report 2022
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has released its eighth annual Sustainability Report for the year 2022.
Launching Premium Customer Card to promote customers’ happiness
RTA has recently launched a Premium Customer Card for distinguished corporate and individual clients. The move is in line with RTA’s direction to enhance the happiness and satisfaction of all customers with the services provided at RTA’s customer happiness centres across Dubai.
Dubai Taxi inks agreement to provide limo services to Dubai World Trade Centre
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) signed an agreement with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to provide 24/7 limousine services for its visitors and exhibitors. DTC's fleet encompasses a range of modern vehicles that cater to the needs of over a million customers annually.
Agreement with Samsung to activate nol digital card on Samsung devices
In pursuit of its goals to embrace advanced technologies, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reiterated its commitment to partnering with renowned international technology firms to drive its digital transformation and sustainability.
Using AI to track performance of delivery bike riders
As part of its participation in GITEX 2023, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) unveiled sophisticated technology powered by artificial intelligence to monitor and assess the performance of delivery bike riders operating in Dubai.
Exhibiting the first Abra made using 3D printing at GITEX 2023
RTA is unveiling an array of projects and initiatives applying artificial intelligence and metaverse technologies at GITEX 2023, which kicks off, Monday 16th October 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Supervised autonomous testing on Dubai roads
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Cruise, a self-driving technology company, began supervised testing of Chevrolet Bolt-based autonomous vehicles in Jumeirah 1 area.
Opening two footbridges on Ras Al Khor Road to step up traffic safety
The inauguration of the two bridges affirms RTA's commitment to enhancing traffic safety, providing safe mobility means for pedestrian crossing, and fostering wellbeing to bring more happiness to residents and visitors of Dubai.
Resuming the Global Village bus routes and electric Abra service
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is set to restart the operation of four bus routes to serve the guests of Global Village for its upcoming 28th season 2023-2024. The services will resume on Wednesday, 18 October 2023, coinciding with the commencement of the village's activities.
Taking part in AccessAbilities Expo for People of Determination
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will participate in the 5th AccessAbilities Expo 2023. Scheduled from 9th to 11th October at the Dubai World Trade Centre
Setting Beyond Boundaries as theme for 9th DIPMF edition
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council at Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), is set to host the 9th edition of the Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF) themed ‘Beyond Boundaries’ from 15th to 18th January 2024, at Madinat Jumeirah.
RTA briefs DEWA delegation on its experience in the field of geographic information systems
RTA briefed a delegation from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on the best practices adopted in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the processes for managing geographic data
Customers Council ponders improvement of taxi and Limo services via social media channels
The Customers Council of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) held a gathering via social media channels (X, Facebook, and Instagram, to discuss the services rendered to taxi and limousine users.
Honouring 107 drivers recording lowest number of incidents
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) honoured 107 distinguished drivers under the Traffic Safety Award for 2021-2022, for recording the lowest number of violations and incidents.
Cutting permit issuance time for passenger transport drivers from 24 Hours to Instant
RTA has expedited the procedure for getting professional passenger transport drivers permit, decreasing the wait time from 24 hours to immediate issue, in an effort to maximize customer satisfaction.
Opening registration for 13th Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport
This edition of the award, which is privileged by the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council.
AED689 million contract for Hessa Street Improvement Project
The development of roads infrastructure to keep pace with the fast development seen by Dubai, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) awarded a contract for the Hessa Street Improvement Project.
Service timings during holiday of Prophet’s Birthday 1445H
Marking the holiday of the Prophet’s Birthday 1445 H, corresponding to Friday 29 Sept 2023, RTA has introduced changes in the time of all its services covering customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, marine transport means, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles).
Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport showcases future of air mobility
During a session titled "The Future of Air Mobility" as part of the activities of the third edition of the Dubai Congress for Self-Driving Transport, Duncan Walker, CEO of Skyports, talked about Air mobility is among the pivotal means for transporting people, goods, and various shipments and is known for its safe and smooth methodologies
Al Tayer attends signature of 3 MoUs in Self-Driving Transport
The initiative involves creating a model district that offers multiple integrated transit means within a single area, enabling residents to select their preferred mode of transport that is convenient and offers quality service. The underlining objective is to design a global model for cities in autonomous mobility.
Importance of robust digital infrastructure for optimal operation of autonomous vehicles
During a session titled "Addressing Challenges around Autonomous Vehicles Digital Infrastructure held on the closing day of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport at the Dubai World Trade Center under the theme "Empowering Mobility 4.0".
Future of Robotic Mobility for last mile delivery
Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport which organized by Dubai Road and Transport Authority (RTA) under the slogan “Empowering the Future of Mobility” featured a session entitled “The Future of Robotic Mobility for Last Mile Delivery.”
Collaboration with Cruise to realise Dubai vision for Autonomous Vehicles
In a session themed “Robo Taxi Service in Dubai”, Prashanthi Raman, Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Cruise, expressed her immense delight in working in Dubai, a city renowned for its creativity and innovation in multiple fields, including autonomous mobility.
Hamdan bin Mohammed inaugurates Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, inaugurated the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport and honoured the winners of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport.
International Expert calls for effective global regulations of Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. Steven Shladover, a renowned International Expert in Self-Driving Transportation Technologies emphasized the critical need for the formulation of robust safety systems, regulations, laws, and standards for autonomous vehicles on a global scale.
Dubai World Congress explores the future of mobility
As of the third session of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport, organized by the RTA in Dubai under the slogan “Empowering the Future of Mobility”, a panel discussion was held that focused on exploring the development of zero-emission electric bus technologies and self-driving.
Catalyzing Innovation in Self-Driving Public Transport
Catalyzing Innovation in Self-Driving Public Transport" concurred that the challenges encountered during the field tests of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport last August served as catalysts for heightened innovation in the field.
Hosting Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport
The event is the first of its kind in the Middle East, and this edition is held under the theme: "Empowering Mobility 4.0." The opening day of the congress will see the honouring of the winners of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport
Automating issuance of Supplementary information signs permits
RTA has automated the issuance of supplementary information sign permits, which are now accessible on RTA's website. The step is part of RTA's ongoing digital transformation drive aimed at providing convenient and smart services accessible to customers anytime and anywhere.
New Generation of Cutting-Edge Smart Kiosks
The RTA in the Emirate of Dubai launched a new generation of 32 smart kiosks with advanced features and modern designs to improve ease of use and provide its services round the clock to all including people of determination, to achieve its strategic goals of enhancing customer happiness
Launching 3rd Sustainable Transport Means Photo Competition
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is all set for the launch of the 3rd edition of Dubai’s Best Sustainable Transport Means Photo Competition, which is held under the theme: Mobility in Dubai.
DTC fits its fleet with top safety systems
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has equipped its taxis and school buses with automated engine fire suppression equipment. The move underscores DTC's commitment to fitting the fleets with systems matching the top safety practices and standards.
Completion of 90% construction of cycling tracks at Al Khawaneej, Mushrif
This 7-km stretch connects with the existing cycling tracks extending 32 km in the two areas, and as such the total length of cycling tracks in both districts reaches 39 km.
200 Job Opportunities at Ru’ya Careers UAE 2023
RTA is participating in the ‘Ru’ya – Careers UAE Redefined’ 2023, offering 200 job vacancies across a range of engineering and scientific fields. The objective is to draw in Emirati graduates and talents to build a database of qualified talents ready to adopt new skills and professional work practices.
Joining DYOD campaign to educate underprivileged students worldwide
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has donated 450 computers to the Donate Your Own Device (DYOD) campaign initiated by the Digital School; an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Customers Council ponders on the improvement of the Right-Of-Way Permits System
The Customers Council of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) held a gathering to discuss the improvement of services rendered to holders of Right-Of-Way permits
An agreement to construct bridges linking Dubai Islands from Bur Dubai
Building a 1,425m-long bridge featuring 4 lanes in each direction to facilitate the entry and exit for the Dubai Islands project
13 awards during first half of 2023
During the first half of 2023, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) garnered 13 esteemed local, regional, and international awards during the first half of 2023
Holding the third edition of Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of The Executive Council, RTA will host the third edition of the Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport at the Dubai World Trade Centre on September 26-27, 2023.
Hamdan bin Mohammed approves Dubai Marine Transport Master Plan 2030
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has approved the Dubai Marine Transport Master Plan 2030.
16.8 million maintenance hours devoted to Dubai Metro since 2009
Dubai's Metro has set a new milestone in operational excellence, logging more than 16.8 million hours of specialised maintenance work since its inception in 2009
Concluding a workshop to enhance customer experience
RTA concluded a successful workshop in cooperation with Avaya, a global leader in customer experience solutions, to enhance customer experience through the next generation of modern technologies
Inspections to ensure compliance with stipulations set for school buses
Officials from RTA’s Public Transport Agency conducted site visits to several schools in Dubai at the onset of the 2023-2024 school year.
Statement of Mattar Al Tayer marking return of Sultan Al Neyadi
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, General Commissioner of the Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar offered sincere congratulations to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, marking the triumphant return of the Emirati astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi to Earth.
Over AED49 million raised at Dubai’s 113th open auction for premium vehicle plates
The proceeds of the 113th Open Auction for Distinctive Vehicle Number Plates of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), held at the InternContinental Dubai Festival City Hotel on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023 amounted to AED49.789 million
10 finalists announced for Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport 2023
10 local and international establishments qualified for the final round at the 3rd Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport held under the theme: Self-Driving Buses representing the Industry Leaders and Local Academia categories.
Revamping 4 traditional abra stations along Dubai Creek
His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA announced the completion of the revamping of four traditional abras stations along Dubai Creek
Dubai Taxi launches 4 smart app-based services
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) subsidiary Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has announced the launch of four smart and innovative services to its digital application (DTC App)
Using Eco-Friendly LED Technology to upgrade lighting
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently upgraded 2,000 conventional lighting units with energy-efficient LED lights. The project scope extends 19.5 km and serves 16 lanes in both directions on the Airport and Al Ittihad Roads
Women Committee celebrates Emirati Women’s Day
The Women Committee of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) celebrated the Emirati Women’s Day themed ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow’ in line with the The Year of Sustainability.
Statement of Director General Chairman of the Board marking Emirati Women’s Day
The UAE has prioritised the welfare of Emirati women and endeavours to empower them and facilitate the achievement of their aspirations and capitalise their capabilities in the development of the community.”
Marking Back-To-School season by distributing school bags to students
Marking the Back to School season, RTA celebrated the distribution of school bags and basic school supplies to students, in cooperation with the Emirates Red Crescent, the Transportation Security Department of Dubai Police and Keolis MHI, operator of the Dubai Metro and Tram.
90 Premium number plates up for grabs at the open auction
The super number plates (AA70), (Y96), (Z43), (S888), (W22222), (X7777), (X300), and (W10000) highlight a pack of 90 fabulous vehicle licensing plates of two, three, four and five digits on offer at the forthcoming 113th Open Auction of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Winning Construction Technology Awards 2023
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has won the Construction Technology Awards 2023 under the Digital Transformation of the Year category.
Hi-tech buses will be deployed to serve Dubai students during the new academic year 2023-2024
DTC's school transport fleet meets the highest quality and safety local and international standards, ensuring students' secure travel to and from school.
Dubai scores advanced position in TomTom Traffic Index
Dubai has secured exceptional rankings in the traffic flow index, as per the 2022 traffic index report by TomTom, a multinational company specializing in monitoring congestion and traffic worldwide.
Gearing up for new school year with educational initiatives & activities
With the new academic year 2023-2024 edging closer, (RTA) is gearing up with an array of educational initiatives and activities tailored to various academic levels
Training 4,400 Taxi drivers, carrying out 134 training courses
4400 drivers have been trained by Dubai Taxi as per its 2023 training plan to boost their efficiency and achieve excellent operation while providing transportation services in line with the highest international standards
RoSPA award under Fleet Safety category
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) won the Bronze Award from the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the United Kingdom under the category of Fleet Safety