The significant expansion of the urban infrastructure of Dubai has risen above the brisk increase in population and traffic flow over the years.
Aside from the growth of population, most recent development like employment centers, shopping malls, retail and other attractions, have be constructed outside the old city of Dubai , Deira and Bur Dubai, on the way to the southern region.
It is presumed that the opening of the major establishments especially the Burj Kahalifa, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Metro, Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Village, and Sports City brought about the growth of the Emirate.
According to the Director of Strategic Transportation Planning at RTA, Dubai Metro has been the most demanding project embarked on by RTA to date but it’s worth every complexity as it has evolved the way Dubai goes. Furthermore, there has been a huge leap in the use of the mass transit systems of Dubai after launching of the Metro, with the network of transport used by 440.672 million people in 2013.
The public transport utilization was 367.6 million and 346.5 million in 2012 and 2011 respectively. The average daily ridership of public transport also propelled to 1.3 million in 2013 against one million in 2012 and 963,000 in 2011.