UAE suspends intercity bus routes until further notice

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Intercity bus routes will continue to remain suspended until further notice. This includes the temporary closure of 11 bus lines.

According to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority, seven lines of intercity buses are fully operational and have adopted the regular operational timings from 4 am to 1 am.

The ferry line from Al Ghubaiba marine station to Sharjah Aquarium, and vice-versa, is not operational and will remain suspended until further notice.

The RTA further announced that a number of bus lines will be introduced, rerouted and cancelled effective from March 10, 2021.

The following changes will be made to the bus network, according to the RTA’s Wojhati journey planner:

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New Routes

  • Route 5: Abu Hail metro station to Union Square bus station
  • Route 6: Al Ghubaiba bus station to Dubai Healthcare City

Rerouting

  • Route 28 previously terminating at Lamcy Plaza will be terminated at the newly opened Oud Metha bus station.
  • Route 367 has been rerouted inside Mirdiff area in the direction travelling towards Mirdiff City Centre due to road network constraints.
  • Route C18 previously terminating at Lamcy Plaza will be extended up to the newly opened Oud Metha bus station.
  • Route F03 has been rerouted inside Mirdiff to serve/ cover additional areas.
  • Route F10 has been rerouted inside Mirdiff area in the direction travelling towards Mirdiff City Centre due to road network constraints.
  • Route F70 has been extended up to the newly opened Oud Metha bus station.
  • Route X23 previously terminating at Gold Souk bus station will end at Al Ghubaiba bus station during peak hours and will terminate at Oud Metha bus station during off-peak hours.

Cancelled Route

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Route C07 will be cancelled from March 10. Passengers using this route area are advised to use the alternate services — the new bus routes 5 and 6.

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