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RAK buses open service to other emirates

The RAK Transport Authority started its bus services yesterday to other emirates including Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai.

  • By Nasouh Nazzal, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 22:37 May 25, 2009
  • Gulf News

Ras Al Khaimah: The RAK Transport Authority started its bus services yesterday to other emirates including Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Sharjah and Dubai.

The new service has started with nine buses and the number of trips to the other emirates will be determined according to the needs of the passengers.

The new service will begin from the taxi stand at the entrance of Ras Al Khaimah and is expected to receive a positive reaction from passengers.

Yousuf Esmail, vice-chairman and managing director of the RAK Transport Authority said the new buses, with the world's best highest technology and maximum passenger comfort, were introduced to offer the service.

He said the necessary agreements and arrangements with the concerned destination emirates have already been secured.

A trip to Umm Al Quwain will cost the passenger Dh10; a trip to Ajman will cost Dh15, an a trip to either Sharjah or Dubai will cost Dh20.

Esmail said new routes will soon be opened to the other emirates to cover all of the UAE, where Ras Al Khaimah will shortly end up fully connected with all the emirates with this bus service.

He said the RAK Transport Authority had already struck a deal with authorities of the concerned emirates to set up a new central station in Al Nakheel area.

Do you think this initiative is necessary? Will this encourage more movement between emirates? Would you use this transportation once it is started?

Your comments

Finally its a good news. Its been very expensive deal travelling to and fro. Thanks to RAK transport authority ....Keep the good work going.
Kevin D'souza
Posted: May 26, 2009, 15:23

Good move by RAK TRANSPORT AUTHORITY. We had been suffering for a long time.
Sharoon Rafeeq
Posted: May 26, 2009, 15:10

It is a very very good idea...hoping that the RAK transport authority would soon have buses going around RAK only for we know that TAXI fare are so high...for sure it will be benefitial for us commuters...APPLAUSE to the concerned authorities.
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 15:01

Its good news that RAK-TA started new Bus services linking to Um Al Quain, Ajman, Sharjah
Abdul Basit
Abu Dhabi,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 14:51

i think this would be a wonderful service and is sure to encourage visitors to travel between the emirates. i for one cannot wait for the service to begin!!
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 14:40

yes it would be a good thing as i never go out of RAK unless our family take us but the buses where would they stop in dubai or sharjah. as you know taxis are exspensive
Um Sharif
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 14:31

its a very good initiative from the authorities for ordinary people.
Bipin V. K.
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 14:24

I am very happy that they took this initiative. It would be much cheaper as compared to the money we spent on taxi fares. hats off to RAK transport authority!
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 13:31

A great move by RAK transport authority. It would definitely give the riding public living in RAK and the Northern Emirates a big relief and convenience since they dont have to spend much money paying taxis to travel to other Emirates. Hopefully in the future, they include also Abu Dhabi as part of their route.
Joseph de Leon
Umm Al Quwain,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 13:29

Yes its a novel idea. Of course this will encourage more people using public transport system and traffic crowd will be decreased of this
George Philip
Al Ain,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 13:15

Its a very good initiative form the government's side for ordinary people. we were waiting for this service from a long time.
Bipin V. K.
Ras Al Khaimah,UAE
Posted: May 26, 2009, 12:25

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