Bus

There are currently around 88 bus routes servicing the main residential and commercial areas of Dubai. While all of the buses and most of the bus shelters are air conditioned and modern, they can be rather crowded during rush hour. Many of the buses from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Fujairah also have free wi-fi – although there is talk of charging for the wi-fi in the future. There are also on-board catering services on the Bur Dubai to Abu Dhabi bus.

The main bus stations are near the Gold Souk in Deira and on Al Ghubaiba Road in Bur Dubai. Buses run at regular intervals, starting between 5am and 6am running until midnight or so, and a handful of Nightliner buses operate from 11.30pm till 6am. The front three rows of seats are reserved for women and children only. Cash is not accepted so you need to purchase a Nol card before boarding. For a complete list of the RTA’s inter-emirate routes, see rta.ae.

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