Getting around town has just become a lot easier, thanks to a new initiative launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Now, the RTA has partnered up with Google Maps to deliver real-time updates of bus timetables and availability across the city.
It’s made Dubai the first city in the Middle East to use real-time data on bus routes on Google Maps, so you can figure out your route on the fly.
“Linking and providing instant updates of bus schedules on Google Platform will help public transport riders and keep them informed of bus timetables, especially in the event of an anticipated early departure or late arrival.
“Such updates will enable them to better plan their journeys and minimise potential complaints from changes in timetables for unavoidable reasons,” said Khaled Al Awadi, Director of Transportation Systems at RTA’s Public Transport Agency.
And using it couldn’t be easier. Just plot your route using the Google Maps app, and where relevant you’ll be provided with up-to-the-minute data based on data shared between the RTA and Google.