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Dubai Metro: 10 years down the metro line

The Dubai Metro is the most popular mode of transport in the city.

It was exactly at the 9th second of the 9th minute at 9pm on September 9, 2009, when His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tapped the first Dubai Metro card to officially start the operations of the region’s first and the world’s longest driverless metro rail transport system.

The excitement was palpable: Fireworks lit up the sky and people gathered around to witness the historic event as Sheikh Mohammed, senior government officials, dignitaries, VIPs and members of the Press took the maiden Metro ride from the Mall of the Emirates station towards Rashidiya Station on the Red Line.

A decade following its inaugural run, there is no doubt that the Metro has transformed the way people move across the metropolis.

dubai reporter : gayathri


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