Dubai has a very large bus system run by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The bus system has 190+ routes on weekdays and transports over 30 million people weekly. The Public Transport bus system is large and advanced.

RTA is responsible for planning and providing the requirements of transport, roads & traffic in the Emirate of Dubai, and between Dubai and other Emirates of the UAE, neighboring countries in order to provide an effective & an integrated transport system.

The bus fleet consists almost entirely of low floor European-made, air-conditioned buses by Neoplan, Mercedes-Benz, Solaris and VDL. Although the city of Dubai is growing year by year, the number of passengers is hardly rising. It is possible that this is a result of constant metro extensions.

ഷാർജയിൽ നിന്നും ദുബായിലെ യൂണിയൻ ബസ് സ്റ്റേഷനിലേക്ക് ഡബിൾ ഡെക്കർ ബസ്സിന്റെ മുകളിലിരുന്ന് ഒരു യാത്ര. Sharjah – Dubai Journey with RTA Double Decker Bus : Watch Video.

Rules & etiquette

1 While waiting at the bus stop, stay out of the bus stopping area. Please signal the bus to stop.

2. Stay away from the bus doors till the driver opens them to allow you to board.

3. Board the bus through the front door and alight from the rear. Ladies and children may alight from the front door.

4. Do not engage in conversation or arguments with the bus driver.

5. Do not play or operate any musical instrument or sound reproducing equipment to the annoyance of other passengers or the bus driver.

6. Do not beg or solicit any favours while on the bus.

7. If you wish to alight at an authorized bus stop, press the stop bells.

8. Do not attempt to leave the bus until the bus comes to a complete halt.

RTA strives to make you happy. It aims to support Dubai’s transformation into a smart city and foster its strategic goals. To achieve that, RTA provides a fast and easy access to its services via smart applications designed to meet your needs.

Because of the growing population, commuters in Dubai experience a high amount of traffic congestion. The city has become the most congested city in the Middle East. Professionals working in Dubai spend an average of 1 hour and 45 minutes commuting to and from work. The government has invested heavily in the Dubai’s road infrastructure, although this has not kept pace with the increase in the number of vehicles. This, coupled with the induced traffic phenomenon, has led to growing problems of congestion.