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Dubai reveals transit plans for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Metro, public buses, taxis, and maritime transit are all part of the integrated transport operational plan

Dubai reveals transit plans for upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
[Source photo: Venkat Reddy/Fast Company Middle East]

With less than a week left for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 kick-off, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled its public transportation master plan for managing the mobility of residents and visitors at fan zones in Dubai.

The plan also includes facilitating the movement of passengers flying through Al Maktoum International Airport to attend the tournament, which runs from November 20 to December 18, 2022.

With metro, public buses, taxis, and maritime transit being a part of the integrated operational plan, RTA plans to run 1,382 metro trips per day and add more than 700 taxis to the authority’s existing fleet of 11,310 taxis. Additionally, it will deploy 60 public buses and three modes of water transit for the mega event. 

The transport authority will also designate two Dubai ferries and one water taxi, with service times synchronized with match schedules.

Taking real-time traffic conditions into account, the city’s mass transit modes will work collectively to provide transit options for fans in Dubai and those traveling to Qatar.

Fans can watch World Cup matches live at several venues across Dubai. The Official Fifa Fan Zone in Dubai Harbour will be a prime attraction for both international and domestic fans.

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