Dubai's RTA said the figure was a ten percent increase on last year
More than two million passengers used Dubai’s public transport system on the eve of New Year, an increase of 10 percent on last year's total ridership, according to the Roads and Transport Authority.
Dubai's metro - through its Red and Green lines - carried 867,000 passengers and Dubai tram carried 33,253 riders.
Public buses riders were 428,549 and 659,134 taxi riders, while different marine transport modes carried 61,449 people.
Emaar said more than 1 million revellers joined the celebration in Downtown Dubai to see its spectacular New Year's Eve ireworks and illumination of Burj Khalifa’s façade.