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UAE reveals free transport plan for Pope Francis event
Abu Dhabi: The organisers of the Papal Mass being held by Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, February 5, have released more details regarding their transport plans across UAE. The Government of Abu Dhabi is arranging free transportation from designated Access Hubs across the UAE to the Papal Mass at Zayed Sports City. 135,000 attendees are able to access the Mass.

Multiple pick up points are arranged at locations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and single pick up points at Al Ain, Jabel Ali, Mussafah and Ruwais. Park and ride facility is arranged at the Yas Gateway park on Yas Island. The residents of Sharjah will use the hub in Muhaisnah district in Dubai.

Government - Sponsored Transportation

The faithful attending the Papal Mass will receive one ENTRY TICKET and one TRANSPORT TICKET. The faithful should bring BOTH tickets – no ticket, no travel
The transport ticket will have the Access Hub location and departure time.
The faithful should choose their Access Hub at the time of collection of tickets.
Changing your Access Hub is not allowed.
The faithful should arrange their own travel to the assigned Access Hub.
The locations available for each parish will be announced shortly.

Private Transportation – Yas Gateway Park

Should you prefer to drive on your own, you should choose a transport ticket which indicates the Yas Gateway Access Hub, located on Yas Island where parking facilities are available.
Shuttle bus services will be available from Yas Gateway Access Hub to the Venue.
Shuttle bus timings will be indicated on your Transport Ticket.

For the attention of those who arrive in Abu Dhabi and Dubai the previous day and for international guests

Those who plan to travel to Abu Dhabi or Dubai on or before 4 February and use the Abu Dhabi or Dubai Access Hubs, should have valid Transport Ticket for the Access Hubs they wish to use.
International participants choosing to use the transportation system must also ensure that they collect their Transport Tickets.
These tickets must be collected from the Dubai or Abu Dhabi parishes when they collect their Entry Ticket.

Walking to the venue

The faithful from Abu Dhabi who prefer to walk to the venue may do so. Please follow police guidance.
It is advisable to carry your Emirates ID along with your tickets.

General Information

There will be a soft check at all Access Hubs and only those with a valid Transport Ticket and Entry Ticket will be allowed onto the buses. There will be no exceptions. Children above 2 years should have valid tickets for security reasons.
The faithful are requested to follow the sign boards directing them to their allocated area as mentioned on their ticket. Please note that you may have to walk between 500 metres and upto a kilometre from the bus drop off points to the venue. Food and beverages will be allowed on the bus. Not allowed to carry food inside the stadium. Free water will be distributed in the stadium. Patients and children may carry essential food and medicine subject to security clearance. Food will be available for sale after the Mass in the venue.

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