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Nearly 3.8m people use Dubai public transport over Eid Al Fitr

Roads and Transport Authority says metro system was busiest during holiday period with over 1.5m riders

Nearly 3.8m people use Dubai public transport over Eid Al Fitr
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Nearly 3.8 million people used public transport in Dubai during the Eid Al Fitr holiday, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Official sources at the RTA confirmed that the total ridership reached 3,794,320.

Metro users totalled 1,542,517 people shared between the Red Line (1,019,845) and the Green Line (522,672) during the holiday period.

Dubai Tram lifted 55,222 riders and public buses served 1,188,319 riders while marine transit modes lifted 214,328 people and taxis operating under the RTA served 793,936 customers, the transport authority added.

The RTA said it prepared a comprehensive plan for the Eid Al Fitr holidays to cope with the "intense traffic movement".

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