View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Friday, September 11, 2009

Hana, Catherine, Rebecca & Faisal Tell BBC about New Dubai Metro

With Dubai opening the Arabian Peninsula's first urban train network on Wednesday in a bid to ease congestion local residents of the United Arab Emirates discuss the impact of the project and whether people will be willing to give up their cars.

People are generally positive about the metro which will eventually become the world’s longest driverless train system but how might a metro system change the Emirati car culture where residents love their cars as much as they love their camels?

Will Metro Change Dubai Car Culture, BBC, 11 September 2009.

Other Stories and Sites
Obama Congratulates UAE’s Lead on Renewable Energy, Experiencing the Emirates, 11 September 2009.

Fujairah for Blue Skies, Beaches and Diving, Fujairah in Focus, 11 September 2009.

Look at the Progress on the America’s Cup Venue at RAK, America’s Cup in the UAE, 10 September 2009.

Ted Kennedy’s Inspiring Last Letter to President Obama, SFS, 11 September 2009.

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Image: “Soon to become the world’s longest driverless train system.”