Public transportation in Abu Dhabi is managed by Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), that manages buses and public taxis, ferries and parkings.
In March 2020, ITC rolled out 60 new public transport buses in Abu Dhabi, with additional seats and facilities, the first city-running Euro 6 buses within the Mena region, to reduce the pollutant emissions and greenhouse.
The new buses in Abu Dhabi offer additional seating capacity and some modern facilities, such as USB power charging points.
There are new routes, modification and extensions on existing ones, and increase in frequency of some Abu Dhabi buses (such as routes 005, 008, 033, 041, 042 and 67) operating every 10-15 minutes.
All new information can be monitored through the improved app DARBI – Integrated Transport Centre, an interactive map that provides with all the needed information about any itinerary in the Abu Dhabi Emirate.
Plus, commuters in Abu Dhabi can now check live arrival timings of buses at stops through solar-powered e-paper displays.
Intercity service between the cities of the Abu Dhabi emirate
From 31 December 2020, the intercity service between the cities of the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has resumed, with a new schedule and in line with the anti COVID-19 measures, including sterilization of vehicles, masks and social distance required for passengers and driver.
The lines concerned are:
– X90 between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
– X60 X62, X86, X87 and X88 between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhafra region.
For information on timetables, routes and fares, please refer to map of DARBI.
Abu Dhabi Link: bus service on demand (trial)
On 25 October 2020, Abu Dhabi Link an on-demand bus service, was launched by Integrated Transport Centre, at the moment as a trial service and free of charge until further notice.
Abu Dhabi Link currently serves the areas of Al Shahama, (old) Al Bahyah, Al Rahbah, Al Samha, Al Sader (partially), Sheikh Shakbout Medical City, Mafraq Hospital and Baniyas East.
Abu Dhabi Link is operational from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is accessible via app (in Arabic and English), for Iphone and Android, downloadable from the respective sites.
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