The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an express metro bus route between Dubai and Hatta to help increase access to the region’s public transport services.
At the same time, it paved the way for an extension to Hatta’s domestic route system, which is experiencing vast improvements in infrastructure and tourist facilities and services.
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The area boasts scenic seascapes, a cool mountainous region, dramatic natural surroundings, engineering and architectural innovations, and a wide range of community activities and events.
The first route (H02), Hatta Express, begins at the bus bar located at the Dubai Mall Bus Station, embarks on the Hatta Express, and stops at the Hatta Bus Station at a frequency of two hours using deluxe coaches at a charge of AED 25 per rider for each route, Adel Shakri, Director of Planning and Business Development, Public Transport Agency said in a statement.
The farthest route (H04), Hatta Hop on Hop off, is a tourist service operating within Hatta. This circular route starts and ends at Hatta Bus Station and passes by four tourist spots (Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Hill Park, Hatta Dam, and the Pastta Heritage Village). It runs at a steady 30-minute pace at a price of AED2 per rider per bus stop.
RTA is focusing its efforts on expanding the public transportation system by connecting Dubai Hatta with other mass transit means, including the metro, tram, and water taxi. This makes public transit the preferred mobility option in the emirate.