Three new metro link bus routes will be launched in Dubai from May 19, according to the Roads and Transport Authority. There will be modifications to the schedules of few existing routes to expand the reach of the public bus network and step up its integration with other mass transit means in the emirate.
- Route 51 will connect Al Khail Gate and Business Bay Metro Station, operating at a frequency of 20 minutes during peak hours.
- Route SH1 will shuttle between Dubai Mall Metro Station and Sobha Realty Metro Station at a frequency of 60 minutes.
- Route YM1 will run between UAE Exchange Metro Station and Yiwu Market at a frequency of 60 minutes.
- The path of Route F47 will be modified to terminate at Dubai Investment Park Metro Station. Those heading to Dubai Investments Park should use the current routes F51, F50, F48 and F46.
- Route 50 will end at Business Bay Metro Station. Passengers bound for Al Khail Gate should opt for the new Route 51.
- Route C15 will be extended to include Al Mamzar Beach Park bus stop.
- Route E102 will be extended to end at Al Jaffiliya Bus Station.
The Public Transport Agency will also make improvements to the journey times of 48 other bus routes: 91A, C04, 91, 84, 81, 77, 67, 66, 64, 62, 61, 53, 51, 50, 29, 24, 22, 21, 17, 13, 8, 7C09, C15, C28, D03, E700, F01, F05, F06, F08, F10, F21, F26, F27, F30, F36, F47, F57, J01, N55, X02, X13, X22, X23, X28, X25 & X64.
Luxury cars showroom opens in Dubai for premium motorists
A new car showroom dedicated to luxury supercars has opened near the Equiti metro station on the busy Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
Set up by the accomplished automobile stalwart Sarabdeep Singh Bassi with his Man Friday Walid Al Balushi, the showroom opening witnessed a range of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens, Mercedes and Bentleys along with some top options in the Land Rover range as well for a rich sampling of the showroom’s USP. The inauguration ceremony was graced by UAE businessman and SJM Group chairman Sheikh Juma bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum as the chief guest.
Bassi is a veteran of Dubai’s automobile circuit with showrooms for used and mid-range cars in three emirates – Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi – since 2004 when he landed from the United States, where too he operated in the similar industry but around trucks and transport for a brief while.
According to Balushi, now is as good time as any to have a cars showroom for the upper echelons of the society. “Our Emirati folks are always a keen, regular market, but we also see a lot of Russians and people from the adjoining regions looking up high-end cars.”
This showroom is the latest addition to their Advantage Motors brand which deals in mid-range levels of cars in the three emirates.
“Already the response is very good,” Bassi said on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony amid much fanfare. “We have more expansion plans like opening other automotive businesses after this. Our customers are from all over UAE and from other countries as well like Russia, Middle East countries, China, All Over Africa, and others. We are also promoting electric vehicles sale which are environment friendly.”
The vast showroom on the Sheikh Zayed Road, diagnonally across the Mall of Emirates, is laid out over 7,000 square feet and separate parking, with the best of knowledgeable staff at hand to help buy and sell the cars, along with other services like buying premium number plates, etc.
UAE sees upward surge in fuel prices for September
The UAE has announced its fuel prices for September, following its usual practice of monthly revisions. The new rates will apply from September 1 and are as follows:
-Super 98 petrol will cost Dh3.42 a litre, compared to Dh3.14 in August.
-Special 95 petrol will cost Dh3.31 per litre, compared to Dh3.02 last month.
-E-Plus 91 petrol will cost Dh3.23 a litre, compared to Dh2.95 a litre in August.
-Diesel will be charged at Dh3.40 a litre compared to Dh2.95 last month.
After a similar rise in July, petrol prices in the country increased during August. Over the past year, prices have displayed fluctuations, yet they remain notably lower than those of the same period last year.
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August fuel prices are out in UAE
The UAE fuel price committee has announced that fuel prices will increase in August 2023. The new rates will apply from August 1 and are as follows:
Super 98 petrol: 3.14 AED per litre, up from 3.00 AED in July
Special 95 petrol: 3.02 AED per litre, up from 2.89 AED
E-Plus 91 petrol: 2.95 AED per litre, up from 2.81 AED
Diesel: 2.95 AED per litre, up from 2.76 AED