Al Ain to Dubai bus route returns to operations

E201 route will travel to and from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Dubai to Al Ain Bus Station.

The news that many from the Garden City of the UAE have been waiting for has arrived with the return to operations of the Al Ain to Dubai bus route from tomorrow (19 May).

Reinstated by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) following a drop COVID-19 cases.

The Dubai to Al Ain bus route had been out of operation since the onset of the pandemic.



The service is one of four inter-city bus routes being reintroduced by The RTA including the E100 from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Abu Dhabi, E315 from Etisalat Metro Station to Muwaileh, Sharjah, and E700 from Etihad Bus Station to Fujairah.

But it is not the only good news for Dubai commuters with the opening of the new metro link service between Jumeirah Golf Estates Metro Station and Dubai Sports City being confirmed.

E201 Bus Timing

Buses from Dubai to Al Ain run from 05:30am to 12:00am. Buses depart every 30 minutes during peak hours.

The service which will operate via Dubai Production City will begin at 6am and terminate at 12.30am. You can always check the RTA official website for additional information and times.

Minibus from Dubai to Al Ain

You can also take the Al Ghazal minibus from Al Ghubaiba bus station. These minibuses leave the station every 40 minutes. The minibus schedule from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Al Ain starts at 05:40 and runs intermittently until 23:40. A single ticket costs AED 20 and the journey from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to Al Ain takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.


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