The problem of traffic congestion is common in most urban areas with associated negative impact on the social, economic, and ecological well-being of its residents. Traffic congestion is a common phenomenon in the city of Dubai with its large population and high rate of car ownership. To tackle the problem, this study looks at integrating all mobility systems in the city as a possible solution to the traffic congestion menace. The research methodology involves thematic analysis of secondary data on the subject derived from online databases and libraries. The thematic analysis revealed that Dubai had all the factors needed to integrate mobility system. The city has multiple public transport options, dedicated infrastructure, and mobility hubs close to populated areas. The integration would also offer smart solutions for reducing road accidents that are a major cause of congestion. Smart solutions identified include sharing real-time traffic information and the use of smart street signs to notify road users. The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) facilitates smart initiatives like the integration of all mobility systems through policy formulation. Currently, the body has projects like ‘Smart Traffic Systems’ that help in reducing congestion in the road. All efforts to integrate the mobility systems in Dubai are in line with the vision of Smart Dubai that seeks to improve the livability of the city by leveraging information, data, and available resources.

Publication Date

Fall 2020

Document Type

Master's Project

Student Type


Degree Name

Professional Studies (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Graduate Programs & Research (Dubai)


Sanjay Modak

Advisor/Committee Member

Boutheina Tlili


RIT Dubai