9 Facts You Need To Know About Dubai Metro

9 Facts You Need To Know About Dubai Metro

The number 9 holds huge significance for The Dubai Metro. Although it was officially opened to the public on 10 September the first ride was on 9 September 2009 (9/9/09) by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai  – at, you guessed it, 9.09am. The Dubai Metro is now 9 years old. To celebrate, we’ve rounded up nine facts about the Dubai Metro!

1. Dubai Metro was named the longest, driverless metro in the world in 2012

2. In its first year, 30 million passengers used the Dubai Metro

3. In 2013, Dubai Metro hosted a fashion show

4. In the same year, 28 November was the busiest day with 530,395 passengers

5. Falling asleep on the Metro can land you a Dhs 300 fine

6. There are five themes used in the interiors: heritage, earth, air, fire and water

7. The Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station car park can hold up to 3000 cars

8. Companies buy naming rights to name stations after their enterprises

9. You can travel from one end of the Red Line (Rashidiya) to the other (Jebel Ali) in just 70 minutes

 

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