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'Expo Riders' have low floors for easy boarding and disembarkation Image Credit: Supplies

Dubai: Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Wednesday announced the provision of free bus rides for visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai aboard ‘Expo Rider’ buses from nine locations in the UAE.

These include three in Abu Dhabi, two in Sharjah, and one location in each of Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Al Ain.

RTA has deployed 203 Expo Riders transport visitors to the Expo venue from 18 stations, with nine of them in Dubai, in addition to two routes to lift visitors directly from hotels to the site of Expo.

Where are the nine stations?

RTA has deployed 77 buses to lift visitors from nine location across the UAE. The three stations in Abu Dhabi city are: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi Main Bus Station, Marina Mall Station in addition to one station at Al Ain (Al Ain Bus Station).

There are two stations in Sharjah: Al Jubail Bus Station and Muwaileh Bus station.

There is also Ras Al Khaimah Bus Station, Ajman Bus Station, and Fujairah Bus Station (near City Centre Fujairah).

There will be 287 trips per day during weekdays, rising to 358 trips during the weekends (Thursday and Friday).

RTA had previously designated 126 Expo Riders buses to transport visitors for free directly from nine stations.

Stops in Dubai

There will be stops between Dubai and the Expo, at Palm Jumeirah, Al Baraha, Al Ghubaiba, Etisalat, Global Village, International City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubai Mall and Dubai International Airport (Terminal 3), with 455 to 476 daily journeys.

It will also provide commuter service between the parking areas to the three Expo Gates of Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, as well as Expo People Mover to transport visitors between the Expo Gates.

Service hours

Expo Riders will operate from 6.30am and continue service for 90 minutes after the closure of Expo Gates.

Passenger commuting service from the parking area (Expo Parking Shuttle) to the three Expo Gates will start at 9 am and continue for 90 minutes after the closure of Expo Gates.

Bus Service between Expo Gates (Expo People Mover) will start service at 6.30am and continue service 90 minutes after the closure of Expo Gates.

Taxi and e-hail services will be running around the clock.

Modern buses

The transit service for Expo visitors features buses with low floors for easy boarding and disembarkation, making them accessible to people of determination.