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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently updated their Smart Drive app, which helps provide navigation along city roads. This latest move comes as part of the agency’s Smart Dubai strategic goal and the government’s Smart City initiative. The RTA has always been active in launching new technologies for motorists and commuters. Earlier this year,… Read More

Great news for Nol card users! The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will soon be launching Nol+, a loyalty points program for Nol cardholders. The announcement was made recently during the GITEX Technology Week held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Basically, Nol is a smart card that you can use to travel via the Dubai… Read More

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has just launched a set of “new generation” self-service machines across the city. These machines enable customers to transact payments using cash, bank accounts, or credit cards — plus a host of other special features. This latest move indicates RTA’s continuing efforts to enhance their services and… Read More

In the near future, we can expect to see more self-driving vehicles in Dubai. Through the “Self-Driving Transport Strategy,” the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) aims to transform 25% of the city’s total mobility journeys into self-driving journeys by the year 2030. The strategy was recently approved by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and… Read More

As Ramadan 2017 approaches, city services are getting ready for the month-long event. For their part, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced new timings for their services. The new timings cover working hours for Dubai buses, metro and tram services, and parking hours. All of these have been planned to help ensure the… Read More

A Filipina in Dubai recently won AED 1000 for her safe driving skills. She is one of the 10 winners of the Mobil 1 GoldStar Contest, which is part of a road safety awareness campaign. Rosemarie Buno, 42 years old, has been working as a private chauffeur for an Emirati family for almost 10 years.… Read More

If you happen to hail a taxi in Dubai, don’t be surprised if you see a touch screen in front of you plus free Wi-Fi. Recently, 700 taxicabs have been fitted with these devices — the second phase of a project by the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) under the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). These… Read More

car seatbelt dubai rule

The Ministry of Interior has announced new traffic laws and fines to make our road experience safer. The new rules for the drivers and passengers will span across all 7 emirates and will be made official very soon. One of the rule change highlights mention that all passengers in the car must wear seatbelts. This… Read More

red color dubai bus to blue color

If you’ve been regularly taking the Dubai bus on your way to work, you might wonder why there are some buses that have been changed to a colour blue palette. This is the new scheme for the Dubai Metro Feeder Buses that was unveiled by RTA (Roads & Transport Authority). You might also like to… Read More

dubai-taxi-free-wifi-internet

After the launch of the free Wifi on RTA Dubai intercity buses (to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah), here’s another welcome news to excite residents and tourists in Dubai. Taxis in Dubai will also have interactive LCD touch screens for a better and smarter taxicab experience. This initiative is also is in line with the projects by… Read More

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Great news to those who are travelling to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi by bus, you can now surf the internet for free! RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) has launched a free WiFi service in 106 Intercity buses from Dubai to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. Travel time to these places may take a minimum of 30 minutes… Read More

Plenty of overseas Filipino workers regularly send support to their loved ones back home, whether it be in the form of financial support or via gifts. We always think about how our families are doing even if we may not be in the best circumstances ourselves. LBC Express, the leading courier and cargo service provider… Read More

how to get driving license dubai

If you want to apply for a driver’s license, you need to go through a driving course training from one of the authorized driving schools in Dubai. You will undergo 40, 30 or 20 classes depending on your experience. The school will teach you the basics of both theory and practical knowledge to prepare you… Read More

driving uae mobile

A reminder to all drivers to please stop using your mobile phones while driving. There is a corresponding fine of 200 AED for this offense plus 4 black traffic points. Texting, calling, browsing, taking a selfie, etc. are all filed under using your mobile device and would constitute the same fine. But more than the… Read More

Before you head out to the train, it is wise to get to know the rules and regulations on how to behave in the metro station. It’s much wiser when you are aware about the Fines that one has to pay in case a person violates any of these rules. So what are the violations… Read More