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Over 2 million Dubai commuters use public transport on New Year's Eve

Festival goers were able to ring in 2020 by watching firework displays at 10 different locations across the city

Over 2 million Dubai commuters use public transport on New Year's Eve

Of the 2,126,417 commuters, 907,411 riders used Dubai Metro, 37,150 used Dubai Tram and the number travelling on public buses reached 440,521.

Over two million people used Dubai public transport on New Year’s Eve, an increase of 3.6 percent compared to last year, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced on Wednesday.

Of the 2,126,417 commuters, 907,411 riders used Dubai Metro, 37,150 used Dubai Tram and the number travelling on public buses reached 440,521, according to a statement issued by the Government of Dubai Media Office.

Taxis accounted for 689,212 riders and 52,123 commuters used marine transport. The figure does not included those who used Careem, Uber or other ride-hailing apps.

Festival goers were able to ring in 2020 by watching firework displays at 10 different locations across the city, including Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Al Seef, The Beach, La Mer, The Pointe, Global Village, The Dubai Frame, Dubai Festival City Mall, and Atlantis, The Palm.

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, started the year with a new accolade: a flurry of fireworks and colour for a record-breaking 8 minute and 43 second-long show.

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