Photos obviously not taken by me – I received these photos via an email circulating in the office or in the UAE. The most awaited event of 2009 in the UAE will be open to public 5 days from now, on September 9, 2009. I don’t know about that date but the government seems to love the idea of the number series “9-9-2009 or 999”. I don’t like to see it reversed.
Anyway, there’s so much anticipation of the opening of the first rail system in the UAE as well as expectations – mostly, that it will significantly reduce traffic. That we’ll have to see!
Short facts of the Dubai Metro Red Line:
- Operates from Jebel Ali, runs along Sheikh Zayed Road to Rashidiya, has a total distance of 52.1 km (about 32 miles).
- The Red Line runs from Rashidiya Terminal along the Deira side of Dubai Creek, past the Dubai Airport and Deira City Center to the Union Square interchange with the Green Line. The track then goes under the creek to the Burjuman Center at the Khalid Bin Walid interchange, also with the Green Line, emerges from its underground section shortly after and follows Trade Center Road and Sheikh Zayed Road to the Jebel Ali Terminal.
- Total number of Red Line stations is 29, with 10 opening on 09 September 2009
Tthe completion schedule of the Dubai Metro has been well talked about. This time, they will open on time but it doesn’t mean there’s no delay – only 10 stations will be opened.
But we’re still excited about it. Dubai just don’t run out of new things coming up.