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Hafilat, Smart Card To Travel Around Abu Dhabi By Bus

Hafilat Smart CardTraveling in Abu Dhabi by bus is as comfortable as in Dubai. All buses in Abu Dhabi have special seating rule, the woman at the front seats and the man at the back seats. These buses are very clean. You are not allowed to eat or drink in the bus.

  1. Bus Types
  2. Hafilat Smart Card Rates
  3. Hafilat Smart Card Types
  4. Buy Hafilat Card
  5. Recharge Hafilat Card
  6. Use Hafilat Card

The bus shelters are also comfortable, clean and air conditioned. So there will be no problem waiting for the bus during the hot weather. The buses arrival Interval to the downtown area is every 5 minutes and around 20 to 30 minutes for a further area.

halifat smart card

Last year , Abu Dhabi introduced Hafilat Card for bus users and the card began officially in use by May 2015 but still receive the coin as payment. As of October 2015, bus users have no longer be able to use coin. They have to use Hafilat card. This card system is the same as Nol Card system in Dubai.

Bus Types in Abu dhabi

  • City Bus 
city bus
city bus in Abu Dhabi
  • Region Bus 
region bus
region bus in Abu Dhabi
  • Intercity Bus. 
intercity bus
intercity bus in Abu Dhabi

 

Hafilat Card Rates

– City Bus: 2 dirham

– Region Bus: 2 dirham + 5 Fils / K

– Intercity Bus: 10 dirham + 10 Fils / Km

bus map and schedulle
bus map and schedulle

Hafilat Card Types

There are 6 types of Hafilat card available:

A. Temporary Hafilat Card
– The card is silver.
– Has a validity period for 14 days.
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is AED 5 excluding pulses.
– Normal rates apply
– Can be used on all types of buses
* You can buy a temporary card with a validity period of 7 days at the price of AED 30 where it will be unlimited to use during 7 days. Only for city bus
** Can not be both in one card

B. Permanent Halifat Card
– This card is green
– valid for 5 years
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is 10 AED does not include a pulse.
– Normal rates apply
– Can be used on all types of buses
* Or you may be able to buy a permanent card with a validity period of 7 days at the price of AED 30 but can be used unlimited for 7 days. Only for city bus
** Or you can buy a permanent card with a validity period of 30 days at the price of AED 80 but can be used unlimited for 30 days. Only for city bus

swift reloader machine
swift reloader machine

C. Personalized Halifat Card
– This card is green
– valid for 5 years
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is AED 5 excluding pulses.
– Normal rates apply
– Can be used on all types of buses
* Or you may be able to buy a permanent card with a validity period of 7 days at the price of AED 30 but can be used unlimited for 7 days. Only for city bus
** Or you can buy a permanent card with a validity period of 30 days at the price of AED 80 but can be used unlimited for 30 days. Only for city bus

D. Special Needs Halifat Card
– The card is purple
– valid for 5 years
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is AED 5 excluding pulses.
– Normal rates apply for intercity buses
– Free for city buses and bus region
– Can be used on all types of buses

inside bus shelter
inside bus shelter

E. Senior Citizens Halifat Card
– These cards are dark green
– valid for 5 years
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is AED 5 excluding pulses.
– Normal rates apply for intercity buses
– Free for city buses and bus region
– Can be used on all types of buses

F. Students Halifat Card
– The card is yellow
– valid for 5 years
– Can be recharged up to AED 150
– The price is AED 5 excluding pulses.
– Normal rates apply for intercity buses
– Unlimited Card worth AED 500 with a validity period of 365 days to use city buses and bus region.
– Can be used on all types of buses

bus stop
Abu Dhabi bus stop

Where to Buy Hafilat Smart Card

For Temporary and Permanent Card can bought in the ticket office at the bus station, malls, ticket vending machine, or customer care center.

For Personalized, Special needs, Senior Citizens and Students cards can be bought in the ticket office at the bus station but you need to bring ID card and a photograph.

Hafilat ticket machine and swift reloader
Hafilat ticket machine and swift reloader

Where to Recharge Hafilat Card

– Ticket sales office at the bus station
– Ticket Vending Machine: located in malls, bus station, several bus stops and airport.
– Swift Reloader Machine: located at the bus station, several shopping malls, all bus shelters, hospitals.
– Intercity Driver Console (for intercity bus)

notice on bus shelter
notice on bus shelter

 

How to Use Hafilat Card

swift reloader machine display
swift reloader machine display

Users can use Halifat Card just like when they use Nol Card in Dubai.

1. When you get in the bus, you must attach your Hafilat card on a machine near the bus door or check in. The display screen will appear green if you had succeed and will mark your card accepted.
2. When you get off the bus, you have to re attach your Hafilat Card to the same machine or check out. If you had succeed, the display will turn to green and the balance of your pulse will be displayed.
3. Do not forget to re attach your Hafilat Card when you get off the bus, otherwise your pulse will keep on debited as the system consider that you keep on using the card.
4. Red display is a sign that your card has expired or invalid or you have insufficient pulses. If this happens, you cannot use the bus facility.

city bus stop
city bus stop

For the short time tourists in Abu Dhabi or a maximum of 2 weeks, then Hafilat Temporary Card is a perfect choice. But if you are planning to stay in Abu dhabi for more than two weeks, the Permanent Hafilat Card is the most suitable card for you.
Hafilat Card is simple and easy to use. So, enjoy your time in Abu Dhabi!


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