Public and Freight Transport

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Bus transportation is the primary focus of public transport investments in the UAE, with ridership growing by more than 500% since 2009. Dubai recorded 367 million public transport journeys in 2012, including 109 million rides on the Dubai metro, the region's first light rail system. Abu Dhabi recorded over 65 million public transport journeys in 2012 and is exploring a light rail system. A freight rail network, crossing all 7 emirates and integrated into the GCC network, is planned to be in place by 2017, representing over US$11 billion in investment.