Guess who’s back, back again. Its great news for us as Inter-city bus services between Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai and Musaffah in Abu Dhabi are set to resume from August 9.
All inter-city services were suspended in April 2020 as Covid-19 numbers increased and public health restrictions were imposed.
Travelers from Dubai can catch the inter-city shuttle service E102 from Ibn Battuta Bus Station, which will take them to Musaffah Community Bus Station in Abu Dhabi. The inter-city bus service will operate every 60 minutes. And passengers will be travelling in comfort, as the RTA buses are air-conditioned and spacious.
Two more services, the E101 from Ibn Battuta Mall near Jebel Ali to Abu Dhabi and the E100 route from Al Ghubaiba, near Dubai Creek, to Abu Dhabi’s central bus station, were restored this year.
In addition, the buses from Dubai to Abu Dhabi are not the only ones that are commencing operations on August 9. RTA will also extend eight of their other bus routes on the same date.
What are the Extensions?
Route 24 will be extended to reach the International City Bus Station, Route 44 will be extended to pass by Jaddaf. While Route 88 will be extended to the Dubai Internet City, Route C04 will be extended to pass by Jaddaf.
Route F08 will be extended to pass by Al Tawar, Route F33 will be extended to pass along a new business district. While Route F56 will be extended to the Dubai Internet City and Route X28 will be extended to the Dubai Internet City.
The RTA will also introduce changes on August 9 that will improve journey times as per the set timetables.
This is amazing considering that using the inter-city bus services can prove to be a cost-effective. It can also be convenient for inter-city travel since the buses are also well-connected with other modes of public transport.
So it’s a win-win situation as its safer than a car on the environment while also being easier on your wallet.