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UAE: Bus operations during 2012-2017 [free access]

December 1, 2018

Bus services in Dubai comprise four services, urban, feeder, intercity and commercial. Between 2012 and 2017, total passenger ridership increased at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.58 per cent.

 

The following table provides information about the bus operations.

 

Table: Bus operations in Dubai (2012-2017)

Year*

Ridership (million passengers)

Fleet size

Urban

Feeder

Intercity

Commercial

Total

Urban

Feeder

Intercity

Commercial

Total

2012

78.90

 (64)

17.28

 (23)

11.63

(10)

-

107.81

 (97)

664

96

127

-

887

2013

83.69

 (66)

19.75

 (26)

12.24

(11)

-

115.68

 (103)

678

111

136

-

925

2014

91.36

 (68)

24.29

 (27)

12.89

 (11)

-

128.54

 (106)

686

122

124

-

932

2015

88.63

 (70)

28.30

 (30)

12

 (11)

-

128.93

 (111)

702

146

122

-

970

2016

93.26

 (73)

36.45

(35)

15.27

 (12)

6.08

(0)

151.07

 (120)

173

693

139

102

1107

2017

136.47

  (125)

-

12.48

 (12)

6.37

(-)

155.32

 (137)

1224

-

165

123

1512

Notes: Figures in brackets depict number of bus lines

 

*-During 2012-2016, fleet size does not include other services (Commercial, Awselni, Training, Onhold) but in 2017, passenger ridership, fleet size and number of lines include both urban and feeder bus services

 

Source: Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)