Phone boxes

Phone boxes for free international calls installed in Dubai metro

In Dubai, phone boxes have been installed at metro stations, from which passengers can make free international calls. Thus, during the holy month of Ramadan, public transport users can contact family and friends living abroad.

The initiative is being implemented by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in collaboration with Keolis. The phone boxes have appeared at four stations, including Al Ghubaiba, Union and Jebel Ali metro stations, and can serve thousands of expats.

It is worth noting that the authority’s employees and volunteers are also running a charity event called ‘Meals on Wheels’, which aims to prepare and distribute 8,000 meals to bus and truck drivers, motorbike couriers and traditional boat captains.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority launched a smart umbrella hire service last week. Public transport passengers and Nol card holders can currently use the new UmbraCity service at Al Ghubaiba bus and metro station.

The service will run in test mode for three months, after which the feasibility of scaling the project to other stations will be decided, which provides passengers with the opportunity to protect themselves from the sun and rain.

The service is also designed to support the Emirate’s goals of developing a ’20 Minute City’, where all residents can access all the services they need within a 20-minute walking or cycling distance.

Source: Khaleej Times

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