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The Public Bus Transport system in the Emirate of Dubai is run by Dubai Municipality.
417 peak bus schedules are run on 62 bus routes cutting over 168,000 kilometers on a specimen working day.
Service volumes are adjusted on Fridays and public holidays in relation to the passenger demand.
Around 240,000 passengers travel on the system per day. The bus routes span the whole length and breadth of 3,885 square kilometers area of the Emirate of Dubai.
The bus fleet is made of top quality custom-built buses equipped with individual seats, air-conditioning, electronically operated destination display system and computerized fare equipment. Most of the buses have a carrying capacity of 51 seating and 10 standing passengers. Of late, smaller capacity buses were acquired to service inner CBD routes as also a few low-density corridors.
The bus fleet is maintained at three high-tech bus depots at Al Ramoul, Al Qusais and Al Awir.
The bus transport infrastructure includes 8 well-attended bus stations, over 1500 bus stops, 153 wayside passenger shelters and point timetables at 450 busy bus stops.

Dubai Metro

Is going to be the world’s largest system, which will use fully automated and driverless trains and it will carry about 1.8 million passengers every working day. It has entered its 19th month of construction work, out of a total of 49 months.

General inforamtion

The Dubai International Airport (IATA: DXB), the hub for Emirates Airlines, services the city of Dubai and other emirates in the country. The airport served a total of over 28 million passengers and over 230,000 flights in 2006. [53] The Dubai International Airport ranks 17th among international airports for total cargo traffic in 2006. [54] A third terminal is currently under construction and is due to open in 2007. The new terminal will be dedicated to Emirates Airline and will fully support the new Airbus A380. The development of the Dubai World Central International Airport, currently under construction, was announced in 2004. The first part is expected to be completed by 2008. Dubai has a large bus system that services 69 routes and transported over about 90 million people in 2006. The (RTA) announced in 2006 that an additional 620 new buses will be added to its fleet of 170 double decker buses.[55] Dubai also has an extensive taxi system, by far the most frequently used means of public transport within the emirate. Taxicabs are both government and private owned.

A $3.89 billion Dubai Metro project is under construction for the emirate. The Metro system is expected to be partially operational by 2009 and fully operational by 2012. The metro will comprise two lines: the Green Line from Rashidiya to the main city center and the Red Line from the airport to Jebel Ali. The Dubai Metro (Green and Blue Lines) will have 70 kilometers of track and 43 stations, 33 above ground and ten underground. [56] One of the more traditional methods of getting across Bur Dubai to Deira is through abras, small boats that ferry passengers across the Dubai creek, between abra stations in Bastakiya and Bani Yas road.

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Airlines

Plans will make Dubai airport run smoother

DUBAI // Getting to and from the airport in Dubai will become more convenient thanks to a more efficient design, Dubai Airports’ chief executive said.

Paul Griffiths said Dubai Al Maktoum International Airport will include state-of-the-art facilities and allow passengers to use smartphones to find their way and their baggage.

“We will keep walking distances to within 400 metres,” he said at the Future of Borders conference on Thursday.

“Its initial capacity of 120 million will develop to 240 million, so we’ve got to work hard on making sure the airport’s scale is not a very scary prospect for our customers.”

The US$32 billion (Dh117.5bn) development will invest in passenger-centric design.

“We’re using very new thinking, processes and facilities for security,” Mr Griffiths said.

“The message here is that we’re not going to continue with the current airport experience. We’ve got to reinvent it, use the latest technology and embed all of those different components into our airport operational process.”

Dubai International expects 126 million travellers by 2020.

“We can simulate that people have a better customer service if we plan our resources intelligently to avoid queues,” he said. “Technology is not just about simulation, it’s about measurements because if you can’t measure what’s going on, you can’t take appropriate action to resolve the problem.”

CCTV technology will measure the fluctuations in the 4,500 passengers who clear immigration every hour.

“We’ve got the technology now to be able to make very smart decisions to dramatically improve customer service by matching the resource requirements very carefully with what our customers need to deliver good service.”

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