Despite the increase in public transport ridership, the number of cars in Dubai is on the rise, figures show.
According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the emirate’s vehicle density is one of the highest in the world.
Data shows the average car ownership in Dubai is one for every two residents, or 540 vehicles per 1,000 people whilst cities like New York, London, Singapore and Hong Kong have 305, 213, 101 and 63 vehicles per 1,000 residents respectively. According to official figures, the number of vehicles in Dubai back in 2006, was around 740,000, but this haddoubled to 1.4 million at the end of 2014.
Adding to the vehicle density in Dubai, around 450,000 vehicles from other emirates enter the city on an average daily.