Don't make these 10 mistakes in Dubai buses, you'll be fined
Published on December 10, 2019 at 15.23
Dubai buses run by the RTA are a cost-effective, convenient mode of transport throughout most parts of the emirate. If you take the bus every day, it is essential for you to know these rules to avoid getting penalised.
Avoid standing in the sections marked red and also near the side doors. You can be penalised for your own safety.
Although it might be tempting to check out before the bus halts at your destination to avoid the rush, resist that temptation. This is one of the most common mistakes made by passengers. Wait for the bus to halt and then proceed to check-out.
Do not forget to check out, else the system will charge you more for the journey. Here is how it works. When you check in, the system deducts the maximum amount of Dh7.50 if you are travelling inside Dubai. Even if the journey costs you Dh3 when you check in, the system will deduct Dh7.50 initially. When you check out, it will credit back Dh4.50 to your account. If you do not check out, the journey will cost you Dh7.50.
Chewing gum or eating and drinking is strictly prohibited in the bus. Fine: Dh100
Sleeping inside the bus is not allowed. If you get caught, a Dh300 fine awaits you.
Refusing to get down from the vehicle when asked by the driver or inspector due to overload, or because of disturbances caused to other passengers can attract a fine of Dh100.
Dh100 fine can be imposed in case a passenger quarrels with somebody else.
Failure to pay the due tariff or keep the ticket until the end of the trip can cost you Dh200.
Do not just swipe and go inside the bus. Check the card reader for account balance to be sure. You may be fined Dh200 for using an expired or invalid Nol card.