Abu Dhabi announces free bus service
Abu Dhabi announces free bus service

The Integrated Transport Center of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced new improvements to the bus service in the Abu Dhabi region, Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions starting November 6, 2020 (Friday).


This came within the framework of ITC's endeavors to improve the quality of services provided in addition to establishing an integrated and sustainable public transport network, according to a statement issued on Wednesday.

- 103 new service between Mohammed Bin Zayed City and Al Zahia, Abu Dhabi Island. The service will run every 60 minutes. It will provide a fast connection between Al Sha`biya and Abu Dhabi Island via Airport Road.

- New service 408 between Abu Dhabi Bus Station and the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival in Al Wathba. This is a free seasonal service that runs from November 20 through February 20, 2021.

Bus routing improvement: the A1 and A2 services will operate every 60 minutes.

- Service 111 is extended within the Musaffah area to provide a direct connection to Abu Dhabi City.

- X3 service will be canceled. Passengers can use Service 33, 34 and X5 as an alternative.

- Service 210, 216, 400, 402, 403 and 420 has been modified to end at Al Shahama Bus Station. Bus users can use the "Bus On Demand" service within the Shahama area to reach the Shahama Bus Station.

- Improved bus runtime for services 160, 161, 401, 406, A1, A2, A10, A20, B43, M01, M02, M03, M04 and M05. Improving the bus service in Al Ain

- Main roads have been modified for services 350, 360, 375, 380, 390, 450, 460, 491, 495, 496, 550, 560, 590, 595, 901, 902, 941 and 991. Improve bus service in Al Dhafra Region

- 760 new service between Al Mirfa Market, Habshan and Al Dhafra Mall. This service operates on Thursdays, Fridays, and public holidays.

- New 864 service between Ghayathi and E15 Madinah. This service operates on Thursdays, Fridays, and public holidays.

- Modifying service route 664 towards the industrial zone.

In addition, the schedule of some local services in Al Ain and its suburbs will be revised. For more details on the new improvements, visit www.itc.gov.ae, the Darb app, or call 80088888.

The above-mentioned changes are the result of an extensive study of bus services that focused on public demand and aimed to offer broader service coverage and better connectivity.

All public transport in ITC is completely safe to use as all necessary precautions are taken and all public buses in Abu Dhabi are subject to disinfection after each bus trip and thoroughly sterilized at night when buses return to bus depots. All contact surfaces such as ticket machines will be disinfected regularly to ensure the safety of our passengers. This is in addition to following the physical distances on buses and bus stations.

Passengers and drivers are obligated to wear face masks and follow precautionary measures while using public buses to ensure the safety of everyone during these difficult times.