More than 621 million journeys were made on Dubai public transport in 2022 — an increase of 35 per cent from the previous year.
The major surge came amid the emirate’s continuing population boom and a robust recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic which heralded the widespread return of major events and conferences.
Dubai’s population crossed 3.5 million in April 2022 and has grown by another 61,000 since, according to the Dubai Statistics Centre’s live population counter.Authorities laid on extra taxis and metro services during November’s Fifa World Cup, to transport people to fan zones held across the city.
The RTA said the rise in public transport use reflected a “change and evolution in the culture and behaviour of the community towards using public transport.”
Dubai public transport 2022 — in numbers