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Roads and Transport Authority - RTA Dubai

RTA Dubai, UAE

The RTA is the Dubai Government department responsible for roads and infrastructure, traffic, and transport in Dubai, including taxis, buses, the Dubai Metro, abras, water taxis and buses, driving licences, car registration, etc.

RTA public transport in Dubai

RTA Public Transport Agency
Dubai Ferry

The Dubai Ferry is a large catamaran used for scenic boat trips along the Dubai coast. It is not a communter service since it returns to its start point, except for the one-way trips between Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina.

Dubai Ferry route updates starting 01 Nov 2013 (announced 31 Oct 2013, WAM)

Dubai Ferry routes (old information)

RTA Dubai Taxis
RTA public bus services in Dubai
Wi-fi internet connection on buses in Dubai
RTA Water Bus routes

Waterbus routes operate mostly between the Dubai Creek abra stations. The Water Bus service was launched in 2007 as a more comfortable public ferry service along Dubai Creek. Ticket prices about 4 dhs instead of 1 dh on the abras. The extra 3 dhs keeps you cool and dehumidified in summer, and your bottom splinter-free on the comfortable chairs, compared to the abra services.

Payment is by Nol Card - usually. Might be compulsory, i.e. cash no longer accepted, by the time you read this.

Water bus routes

Water bus routes Dubai Creek (old information?)

Al Seef Station also sometimes written as Al Saif Station.

RTA other services and departments

Channels for new and renewal of RTA driving licence and vehicle registration in Dubai
Service Driving Licence Vehicle Registration¹ Traffic Fine Payment Number Plate Auctions
RTA branches and centers Yes Some Yes  
RTA website Confusion Confusion Confusion  
Telephone RTA 8009090 (24/7) 01 Nov 2010 01 Nov 2010 01 Nov 2010  
Insurance Companies² Some Some Some  
  1. Vehicles still need to be taken to a testing center for roadworthiness checks, where you might as well complete the registration or renewal process while you're there, so until you can drive your car into a telephone or a computer, the telephone and online facilities are a bit redundant.
  2. RTA approved insurance companies can perform some services according to the 23 October 2010 press release.
RTA Licensing Agency
RTA driver's licence and vehicle registration renewal online
RTA Driving Centers
Map of RTA locations
RTA road projects in Dubai

See also roads in Dubai and roads in the UAE.

RTA contact details and locations
Last update Saturday 02-Aug-2014. Page development 1H 2T 3D 4L 5C.
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