Dubai: Four new bus routes will deliver passengers to Global Village when the public transportation services start on November 1.

The Public Transport Agency at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the start to services of the four new bus routes coincides with Tuesday’s opening of Global Village season 2018.

The four bus routes are 102, 103, 104 and 106.

“RTA is keen on bringing happiness to the public transport riders including visitors of the Global Village in Dubai. We are constantly prepared to meet the growing demand for this service. The total number of users during the last season of the Global Village reached 350,758 visitors between November 2017 and April 2018,” said Mohammad Abu Bakr Al Hashemi, director of Planning and Business Development at RTA’s Public Transport Agency in a statement.

“The four bus routes will start operation on November 1. The service offers a quick response to the needs of mass transit riders and copes well with the upswing seen by Dubai,” he said.

“RTA is keen to revamp and broaden the public transport network to cater to the urban and demographic expansion seen by Dubai. The public bus routes are instrumental in raising the public transport ridership. Attracting people to use public transit means will ease traffic congestion, curb traffic accidents, raise traffic safety and cut environmental pollution from the massive number of vehicles on roads,” said Al Hashemi.

Bus routes

■ Route 103 starts from Ittihad Metro Station to Global Village via Al Rabat Street

■ Route 104 starts from Gubaiba Station to Global Village via Jafiliya M/S

■ Routes 102 starts from Rashidiya Metro Station heading directly to Global Village

■ Route 106 from Mall of the Emirates Station to Global Village