Bus services are operated on many routes linking various residential and the industrial areas with the central business districts as well as with the Metro. The fleet of buses are equipped with point to point timetables that provide the waiting passengers with time schedules of the bus services passing through specific bus stops. There are also night buses and some Inter-Emirate buses for travel to other emirates. Passengers can also obtain bus timetables, fares and connecting services either from bus stops or by calling the toll free phone 800 9090. The RTA has introduced air-conditioned bus stops to ease commuters' lives.You can plan your journey using the RTA's Wojhati (Arabic for 'journey planner') service which combines all forms of transport to plan your route in real-time.Students (all nationalities) and senior citizens (any nationality 60 years of age or over) can use public transport including buses and the metro at a 50% discount in fares. Passengers with disabilities will be able to travel on all public transport free of cost. Discounted and free passengers must purchase a personalized Nol Blue card for a one-time payment of AED 70.
Nol cards can now be topped up online through the Nol website. Nol blue, silver or gold cards can be topped up online or at the counters with a minimum of AED 30 to a maximum of AED 500.