Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive director of Roads and Transport Authority (Dubai), has announced the completion of Al Quoz Bus Depot to support the daily movement of buses around the emirate.

The new facility, which compliments other bus depots in Jebel Ali, Al Khawaneej, Al Ruwayyah, Al Aweer and Al Qusais, serves buses operating on 24 routes all over Dubai.

“The construction of this depot complements RTA’s efforts to upgrade the infrastructure of mass transport to encourage people to use public transit means in their daily movement. It will also boost the integration of multi-modal transport, reduce the operational cost of buses, and meet the needs of Expo 2020 bus service, which will accordingly ease the mobility of visitors and organisers,” Al Tayer said during a visit where he inspected the operational readiness of the depot, where employees, engineers and drivers were deployed in various capacities.

During the visit, Al Tayer heard a briefing about the components of the station, which includes a residential quarter comprising of 102 rooms to accommodate 368 drivers, food court for 120 individuals, clinic, 18 bay workshop, rest area, plaza, gym, among others.

The depot has a parking area to accommodate 273 buses in addition to offices for employees and technical staff.