On the 6th of July, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, traveled on the Dubai Metro and was given a construction update by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority, to monitor its progress.
Designed to have approximately 47 stations, including nine underground, the Metro is set to become the city’s major commuter artery, extending 75km, one of the longest networks in the world.
With this being a major aspect in Dubai’s transportation infrastructure Sheikh Maktoum showed satisfaction with its progress. The Metro will allow for convenient and affordable movement within the city, Sheikh Maktoum expressed that when the project was complete it would be one of the country’s major flagship landmarks.
The cost of traveling on the new Dubai Metro, which launches in September, will range between AED1.80 and AED6.50, transport chiefs announced last month. This compares well to single ticket costs around €1.60 euros (AED8) for the Paris Metro and £4 (AED24) for an adult single zone ticket on the London Underground.
The Metro system in Dubai will be split into five zones and park and ride facilities will be available to the stations free of charge.