List of RTA feeder bus routes for areas surrounding Dubai Metro stations. Buses mostly run every day during metro operating hours with frequency every 10 minutes (expect the buses to be less frequent on Fridays - the UAE equivalent of Sundays in the western world). Note that the Dubai Metro doesn't start until 1pm on Fridays so feeder buses won't be in operation before that time either.
Contact number for RTA bus services is 800-9090 (toll-free in UAE)
Feeder bus routes will not operate for Dubai Metro stations which are not yet open.
Feeder route 999 is a free service from Ruwayya Bus Depot to NHT Metro Station (whatever that means - it's what the RTA said).
Feeder bus route changes Sep 2010
F3 merged with F4 - start at Al Rashidiya Metro Station, to Mirdiff City Center, Mirdiff East, and Mirdif West from 01 Sep 2010.
F4 cancelled from 01 Sep 2010 (merged with F3 and F10 feeder routes).
F5 to pass by Etisalat Academy and Al Arabi Center from 01 Sep 2010.
F10 starts from Al Rashidiya Metro Station, to Al Warqa 3 and Mirdiff City Center from 01 Sep 2010, merged with F4.
F31 to start from Dubai Internet City metro station from 10 Sep 2010 (previously Mall of the Emirates). Route includes TECOM, Greens, Meadows, Springs residential districts, and
Regent International School, Dubai International Academy, Dubai British School.
47 cancelled from 01 Sep 2010.
X92 operates at 30 minute intervals from 01 Sep 2010.
Feeder bus route details
F18 from Oud Metha MS, along Oud Metha 11th and 12th streets, past American Hospital and Lamcy Plaza, covers the Lamcy Plaza loop section of routes C4 and 44 (which have had that section removed from their routes). Start date 01 Dec 2013.
F42 from Nakheel Harbour MS to Discovery Gardens areas or districts 1-12. Does not operate on Fridays. Start date 01 Dec 2013.
Metro feeder bus other information
The RTA will have 787 new buses to operate the new feeder routes for the Red and Green lines of the Dubai Metro. About 500 for the Red Line, about 250 for the Green Line (Gulf News 29 June 2009).
The RTA will have 518 new buses to operate the feeder routes. About 300 for the Red Line, and 150 for the Green Line (The National 19 August 2009).
New feeder bus routes and updates
01 Mar 2014:
F29 feeder bus from Mall of the Emirates Metro Station extended from Al Barsha to the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) via Dubai Motor City and Dubai Sports City, 20 min headway on weekdays, 30 min on Fridays with later start time synchronised with Friday Metro schedule.
367 route from Etisalat Metro Station to International City via Mirdiff City Center, Uptown Mirdiff (?), and Muhaisnah (Muhaisanah) district, 20 min intervals during peak hours, 30 mins during off-peak times.
01 Dec 2013 start date of new feeder bus routes F18 (Oud Metha) and F42 (Discovery Gardens).
01 Dec 2013 F12 diverted along Mankhool Rd to Jafiliya MS.
27 Oct 2013 - F55 bus from Ibn Battuta MS to DWC, route from Ibn Battuta Mall, past Dubai College, Royal Mirage Hotel, Royal Meridian Jumeirah Hotel, Al Waha Beach Hotel, Hilton Jumeirah Hotel, Al Hadaeq Intersection in Jebel Ali (Al Hadeeq?) to Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). See also F55A night bus route from Satwa to DWC.
28 Sep 2013 - Feeder bus from Energy Station (open on Mon 30 Sep 2013?) every 20-35 minutes. First and last buses 0541-0119 Sun-Thu, 0645-0113 Fri, 0545-2400 Sat. Route number unknown.