Today Only: Get a free Nol card from Dubai’s RTA

test run: have you seen the 10-seater driverless car around DWTC, Business Bay?

DUBAI 3 April 2017: There are two days left for you to get a free Nol card from the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai.

All you need to do is visit the RTA stand at the Dubai International Government Achievements Exhibition, at the Dbai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The show opened yesterday and will close on April 4.

“Through its stand, the RTA will offer visitors free Nol cards enabling them visiting the Etihad Museum; one of the biggest achievements of the RTA, accomplished in December 2016,” said Mattar Al Tayer, RTA Director-General and Chairman.

“Some key projects will be displayed such as a huge model of Route 2020 project. It involves extending the Red Line of Dubai Metro from Nakheel Harbor & Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020 over a 15 km stretch. It comprises 11 km-long viaduct and 4 km-long underground rail track. It will have seven stations: five elevated and two underground stations,” added Al Tayer.

The RTA will display a footage featuring the Opening Ceremony of the 12 km long Dubai Water Canal, which links Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf. It will show another film about the Union Museum.

Also, the RTA is displaying a 10-seater self-driving vehicle, which has been on a test run along the Dubai World Trade Center, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard and Business Bay.

Through these test runs, the RTA intends to educate the public about self-driving transport and the experimental use of these vehicles.

It also seeks to educate the public about the Dubai Government Smart Mobility Strategy aimed at making 25 per cent of total journeys in Dubai run via self-driving transit modes by 2030.

 – By Angel Chan