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Dubai's RTA resumes Global Village bus, abra services with Covid safety measures

Staff Report/Dubai
Filed on October 17, 2020 | Last updated on October 17, 2020 at 10.52 pm
Global Village, abra services, Covid safety measures

RTA ensures the implementation of preventive health measures onboard public buses and at stations to safeguard against the spread of Covid-19.

The operation of the four bus routes that serve the Global Village has been resumed from the start of its new season 2020-2021, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

The four routes are: Route 102 from Rashidiya Metro Station, Route 103 from Union Metro Station, Route 104 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station, and Route 106 from Mall of Emirates Metro Station.

In addition, RTA will also resume the electric abra tourist services inside the Global Village from October 25, marking the silver jubilee of the premier tourist and family destination.


"We will ensure the implementation of preventive health measures onboard public buses and at stations to safeguard against the spread of Covid-19 among riders, drivers and staffs at stations," said Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, RTA.

"This time we will be using deluxe Volvo coaches for riders heading to the Global Village. The service feature high comfort and safety levels that will add pleasure to the journey to and from the Global Village during the new tourist season," he pointed out.

"We have also approved a plan to operate three electric abras to serve guests of the Global Village this season. The service proved extremely popular among visitors over the past 10 seasons. RTA is keen on launching the abra service with the re-opening of the Global Village, especially as it adds to the tourist attractions of the Global Village. The thrilling experience of riding abras powered by renewable energy is clearly reflected on riders and visitors using the service," Bahrozyan said.

He congratulated the management and staff of the Global Village on the silver jubilee of the prominent tourist hub. Bahrozyan also hailed RTA's partnership with the Global Village towards serving guests during the tourist season in Dubai.

"The Global Village is a tourist hotspot. It appeals considerable number of residents, visitors and tourists descending on the UAE from all corners of the globe. It offers them an enjoyable time in exciting events, games and entertainments in the company of families and friends," Bahrozyan remarked.

"We are now putting the final touches towards the launch of the silver jubilee season of the Global Village. The comfort and safety of our guests and employees remain our top priority. We look forward to offering everyone an exceptional season by all standards," said Bader Annohi, Chief Executive Officer, Global Village.

"We are proud of our strategic partnership with RTA which has continued throughout our seasons. Our association with the RTA focuses on one of the most important points of interaction with guests by bringing them to their desired destination. We are confident in the efficiency of services RTA provides to our guests towards ensuring smooth mobility during their arrival and departure from the Global Village," added Annohi.

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