RTA’s Public Transport Agency launched on Dec 17, 2015 an express public bus route named Route 105. The new service is aimed to serve tourists and boost the public transport network in keeping with the growing demand for mass transit means in general and public buses in particular.
Adel Mohammed Shakri, Director of Business Development, RTA’s Public Transport Agency said: “The new service, which is named Route 105, starts off Mall of the Emirates Station at the Sheikh Zayed Road and travels in a non-stop journey to the Miracle Garden at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and back to the starting point in the same way. This service is widely popular amongst regulars, tourists, and visitors descending on Dubai from everywhere.”
“The main objective of launching this Route is to bring happiness to all community segments, be it citizens, expatriates, tourists or visitors from all over the globe.
“Route 105 offers service from Sunday to Thursday from 02:00 pm to 08:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday the service time will be from 12:00 pm (midday) to 10:00 pm. The headway (service interval) is 20 minutes from Sunday to Thursday, and 15 minutes on Friday and Saturday.”
“Since launched on Dec 17th last year, this Route had served about 14 thousand riders at a fare of AED5 (Five Dirham).
“RTA is keen on broadening & improving the public bus network in order to enhance integration with other mass transit means like the metro, and marine transport modes such as the Water Bus and the Water Taxis. The smooth integration of mass transit means will render public transport the ideal choice of mobility in the Emirate of Dubai,” concluded Shakri.