Dubai public transport clocks up 26 million journeys during Expo 2020

The Roads and Transport Authority said these included taxi, Metro and bus rides

There were 2.5 million journeys on the free Expo Rider buses that took visitors to the world's fair site. Photo: RTA
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Dubai's public transport registered more than 26 million journeys during Expo 2020, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority said on Sunday.

The RTA said these included taxi, Metro and bus rides.

It said 3.1 million taxi rides (including with Careem and Uber) were registered alongside 8.2 million Metro rides and 2.5 million free Expo Rider buses.

The RTA’s parking shuttle buses clocked up 10.2 million rides while Expo People Movers had 2.8 million rides.

Expo 2020 Dubai recorded more than 24.1 million visits in its six months, helped by a surge of interest in the world's fair in its final weeks.

The 200-plus pavilions that span the site — including those representing 192 nations — proved to be the major attractions.

Figures released by Expo 2020 Dubai on Saturday revealed that one in every three visitors was from overseas. Organisers said there were visitors from 178 countries.

India accounted for the most international visitors, followed by Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UK, Russia, France and the US.

Updated: April 03, 2022, 6:32 PM
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