Six handy new bus routes have been revealed by the Roads and Transport Authority, making it easier than ever to travel around Dubai.
The new schedule includes buses direct from Etisalat Metro Station to Ajman and Muhaisnah, as well as a direct service from The Dm Dubai Mall to Dragon Mart.
There are also three new routes that will run on Fridays only, including from Rashidiya Metro Station to Al Awir.
Route F55, from Ibn Battuta Metro Station to Al Maktoum International Airport, will now operate every 30 minutes rather than every hour.
Adel Shakeri, RTA's director of planning and business development, said: "The Public Transport Agency is always keen on expanding and improving the bus network within Dubai and the bus service linking other Emirates.
"It carries out periodic studies and site surveys to assess the needs of public transport riders to address them as soon as possible."
If you're looking to take advantage of the new RTA routes, then why not take a quick trip up to Ajman?
It's full of historical sites such as The Red Fort, Al Mareer Fort and Hassa Buweid (White Stones) Castle, Masfut Castle and the Bin Sultan mosque, also in Masfut (www.ajmantourism.ae).
Then you can take a stroll around the Ajman Museum, an old fort that previously housed the ruling family and also acted as a police headquarters.
All that bus travel making your stomach growl? Look no further than the Bukhara at the Ajman Kempinski on the Ajman Corniche (www.kempinski.com, 06 714 5582).
This delightful, atmospheric Indian restaurant serves lunch and dinner every day except Mondays, and though it’s certainly not cheap, the food is fantastic and the staff firmly encourage patrons to eat with their hands.
We recommend the rarra gosht, mopped up with a couple of roomali rotis.
Here's the full list of new bus services.
- Route E411: Etisalat Metro Station-Ajman
- Route F02: Etisalat Metro Station-Muhaisinah 4
- Route 50: International City Dragon Mart- Al Khail Gate 1 via Silicon Oasis, The Dubai Mall and Business Bay
- Route 11B (Fridays only): Rashidiya MS-Al Awir Bus Terminus
- Route 34 (Fridays only): Etisalat MS-Al Brayan Labour Camp Al Khawaneej 2 via Al Qusais Bus Station
- Route 56 (Fridays only): DANUBE Metro Station - DWC Staff Village.