Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi to Offer Free Bus Service to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque During Ramadan
Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012
The Department of Transport (DoT) announced today the provision of a free shuttle service dedicated to the public using public buses between a number of routes within Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. In addition, DoT also announced that it will offer a free-of-charge ‘Park and Ride’ service between Zayed Sports City and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
According to the action plan, developed by the Public Bus Office at the DoT, a special public bus schedule for Ramadan has been set for the operation of 9 routes within Abu Dhabi City and the surrounding suburbs going to and from Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, as follows:
- 3 routes from Abu Dhabi City starting from 5:00PM to 10:00PM:
Route No. 32 (Marina - Maqta)
Route No. 44 (Municipality - Umm Al Nar)
Route No. 54 (Tourist Club Area – Umm Al Nar)
- 6 routes from the suburbs of Abu Dhabi City starting from 5:00PM to 10:00PM:
Route No. 202 (Al Shahama - Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
Route No. 115 (Workers Village, Mussafah – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
Route No. 117 (Industrial City of Abu Dhabi – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
Route No. 102 (Mussafah station – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
Route No. 400 (Baniyas west bus station – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
Route No. 500 (Al Mafraq Workers' City – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque)
- In addition to the free of charge 'Park and Ride’ service between Zayed Sports City and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Saeed Mohammed Fadel Al-Hameli, General Manager of the Public Bus Office at DoT, said: “I would like to wish UAE nationals and residents, as well as our wise leadership the very best for Ramadan. May this holy month bring utmost peace and prosperity to all.”
“In accordance with the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, we have developed a clear operational schedule, in line with the timings and commuters' needs during Ramadan,from different areas of the city to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The free of charge ‘Park and Ride’ service will be available to minimize traffic congestion and limit the number of illegally parked vehicles in the area surrounding the mosque and on nearby roads,” Al-Hameli added.
“Furthermore and based on the Public request, DoT has decided to extend this free service until “Qiam” (praying at night), during the last 10 days of Ramadan.”
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