Abu Dhabi introduces new public transport rules

Abu Dhabi introduces new public transport rules

20 Dec 2017

Read these carefully!

Do you use public transport in the UAE capital? If so, you should definitely read on!

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has just introduced a number of new rules pertaining to the use of public transport. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Department of Transport Chairman, introduced the new rules in an Executive Regulation of Decree No. 30 of 2017, reports Khaleej Times.

The new transport rules are as follows:

  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel without an accompanying adult
  • The stop button in the bus should be pressed only when needed
  • No animals are permitted inside the public transport, apart from assistance dogs with blind passengers
  • Food, drink, chewing gum, spitting or tobacco use is forbidden on public transport 
  • No disturbing other passengers
  • The use of foul language is forbidden
  • No distracting the bus drivers
  • Bicycles cannot be carried on public transport
  • Children aged 10 years and below, elderly people aged 55 and above, and people of determination have been granted a 50 percent discount on transportation fares
  • There is a ban on carrying items that may damage public transport, such as sharp tools, inflammable substances and alcohol
  • No littering, public transport should be kept clean
  • Equipment on public transport shouldn't be misused or damaged
  • Baggage, if any, should be kept in a proper way and not cause inconvenience to other passengers
  • Passengers should have valid transport cards with enough credit to travel

Violators will face hefty fines, including penalties ranging from Dhs200 to Dhs2,000 and serious offenders will be referred to the police.

Be sure to follow the new rules!