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Free bus services for visitors to grand Abu Dhabi festival

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 17, 2020
Photo courtesy: @ZayedFestival Twitter

The buses will be available every hour from 3pm to 7pm

Free public buses will be provided to residents visiting the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, transport authorities have announced. The festival will start on Friday, November 20, and runs until February 20, 2021, in Al Wathba.

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On Tuesday, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi said it has set up a “comprehensive plan” to transport visitors.

“The free bus services will be available daily at the main bus station in Abu Dhabi. It will go to Bain Al Jessrain Co-operative Society Supermarket, from where it moves to Bani Yas Bus Station and finally to the venue of the festival,” said the ICT.

The buses will be available every hour from 3pm to 7pm. Return services will be available every hour from 5pm to 11pm.

According to organisers, Al Wathba will host 3,500 activities during the three-month festival that is being held under the theme ‘The Emirates, a meeting place of civilisations’.

The Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival is one of the largest cultural festivals in the UAE, and was recently declared as one of the five most important cultural events in the world.

It will welcome up to 80,000 visitors per day. An entry ticket costs Dh5, while people of determination and children under the age of 10 years enter for free.

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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