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Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai)

Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai)

The Roads and Transport Authority, commonly known as RTA, is the major independent government roads & transportation authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded in 2005 and is responsible for planning and executing transport and traffic projects, along with legislation and strategic plans of transportation in the city. It is a department of the Government of Dubai.

Administration system

The RTA is led by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Mattar Mohamed Al Tayer. The administration is divided into five different agencies or departments, each of which have their own directors and CEOs.

  • Public Transport Agency
  • Traffic and Roads Agency
  • Rail Agency
  • Licensing Agency
  • Dubai Taxi


Metro, buses and trams ridership

RTA is a sole public transportation service provider which includes the Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, Abras, Dubai Bus, Dubai Water Bus, Water Taxi and Dubai Ferry along with Dubai Taxi and its authorized taxi companies.

RTA operates approximately 1,442 buses on 107 routes, carrying almost 7 million riders on roughly 179,000 trips a month by the bus service; however the Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro rail system installed ubiquitously throughout the city. All trains and stations are air conditioned and equipped with and platform edge screen doors. The metro is divided into two lines, Red and Green; both lines together recorded a ridership of 164.3 million in 2014 as compared to 137.759 million in 2013 and 109.491 million in 2012.

RTA launched a sophisticated automatic bus passenger counting system known as “Rasid” in 2015. The total ridership of Dubai’s public transport reached 531.350 million in 2014.

Services and Technology

RTA uses one of the most advanced and smartest technologies in the world for residents of Dubai. It has officially launched a mobile app for all services mentioned below.

  • Nol Card
  • Smart Drive
  • Public transport
  • Dubai Drive
  • Smart parking
  • Smart taxi
  • Smart Salik
  • RTA Dubai
  • Wojhati
  • RTA corporate service app

Check out the Following Jobs:

For Complete list of RTA Jobs Use the following link

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