Dubai has one of the most affordable public transit systems in the world, with a monthly pass costing AED 350, or approximately 2.3% of the average net salary.
According to the most current survey by the shopping website Picodi.com, Dubai is among the most fairly priced cities for public transit, following Rome, New York, Singapore, Warsaw, and Berlin.
The highest expensive single-journey ticket in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is AED 7.50 in Dubai. One-way tickets cost AED 2 in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, and Abu Dhabi.
Only Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi provide monthly passes, with Dubai charging AED 350 for the most expensive and AED 80 for the cheapest.
The study calculated the pricing of single-journey tickets and monthly passes in March 2023 using net wage data from numbeo.com, a cost-of-living database.
Oslo ($3.91), Zurich ($4.75), and London ($5.19) have the highest public transit expenditures.
Interestingly, the investigation discovered that Luxembourg, Tallin (Estonia), and Valletta (Malta) all provide inhabitants with free public transportation.
Roads And Transport Authority Of Dubai
When it comes to planning and executing integrated transportation in Dubai, RTA has responsibility over roads, public transportation, parking, and traffic management. The authority manages several modes of transportation, including the Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, city buses, water taxis, and taxis.