Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced today that public transport, ride-sharing and taxi ridership will reach 621.4 million in 2022, a year-on-year increase of 35%.
Transportation options include Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, public buses, marine transport (abra, ferries, water taxis, water buses), shared mobility (e-hail, smart car rental, on-demand buses) and taxis (Dubai Taxi and Chartered company taxis).
Average daily ridership on public transport, ride-sharing and taxis is 1.7 million in 2022, compared to 1.3 million in 2021.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director General of RTA and Chairman of the Executive Board, expressed his delight at the steady increase in the number of public transport passengers in 2022. He was also pleased to note that the metro’s share of Dubai’s public transport increased by 3% in transport passengers compared to 2021 levels, while sea transport passengers increased by 1%.
“Dubai Metro will receive the largest proportion of public transport, shared transport and taxi ridership in 2022 at 36%, an increase of 3 percentage points from 2021…a good indicator of people switching to public transport as More and more rider services,” he said.
Al Tayer added that the proportion of public buses will reach 25%, and the proportion of sea transport passengers will increase from 2% in 2021 to 3% in 2023.
Meanwhile, shared mobility and Dubai Tram maintained their ridership levels at 5% for shared transport and 1% for Dubai Tram. March 2022 saw an all-time high of 62 million monthly visitors, which coincided with the end of Expo 2020, followed by December with 57 million monthly visitors. Ridership in other months ranged from 46 to 56 million.
129 million trips made by public transit and shared mobility, as well as taxis [105 million for taxis, 18.5 million for shared mobility, 4 million for buses, 936 thousand for marine transport, 450 thousand for Dubai Metro, and 99 thousand trips for Dubai Tram].
October 2022 is the busiest month in terms of number of trips, recording 11.9 million trips, followed by March with 11.8 million trips. Al Tayer added that the number of trips in other months ranged from 9.7 million to 11.6 million.
busiest subway station
The number of passengers using the Red and Green Lines of the Dubai Metro will reach 225.1 million in 2022, according to data released by the Data Statistics and Analysis Section of the RTA Corporate Command and Control Centre. Burjuman Station and Union Station are interchange stations for the Red and Green Lines In 2022, the Green Line will account for the largest share of Dubai Metro public transport passengers. Burjuman Station serves 13 million passengers on the Red and Green Lines, while Union Station has 10.8 million passengers.
On the Red Line, Al Rigga Station attracted the most passengers at 9.9 million, followed by Mall of the Emirates Station (9.6 million), Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station (8.8 million) and Business Bay Station (8.5 million).
On the Green Line, Sharaf DG leads with 7.7 million riders ahead of Baniyas Station (7.3 million), followed by Stadium Station (5.6 million), Salah Al Din Station (5.3 million) and Al Ghubaiba Station (4.90 million) Ten thousand) ).
The breakdown of other public transport commuting modes in Dubai last year was as follows: Dubai trams (7.5 million), public buses (157.3 million), sea transport including abras, water buses, water taxis and Dubai ferries (16 million), including e-hailing, Shared mobility, including smart car rentals and on-demand buses (32.5 million), and taxis, including Dubai Taxi and franchise companies, served a staggering 183 million passengers.