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

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ride the New Metro in Dubai with Sheikh Mohammed

Opening of Metro
The long awaited Metro in Dubai opens on the 9th of the 9th of ’09, which might be a touch of Emirati numerology.

Interestingly VIPs get to ride it on the 9th (will they ever ride it again) and the general public can begin to ride on the Metro from the 10th.

Sheikh Mohammed on the Metro
If you are feeling impatient, perhaps the best option is to watch this video of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum riding the Metro and giving it his stamp of approval.

His Highness posted this 1 minute video on his public Facebook page at this link:

My Ride on the Metro last year as part of their Test Run.’

At the time of writing, more than 2,000 of the fans of His Highness gave this video and the Metro the thumbs up and 718 comments have been posted.

You Want More?
For train fanatics here is a 7 minute version of the trip with His Highness:

Mohammed Launches Dubai Metro Trial Run, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Web Site.

View Dubai Metro on Google Maps

View Dubai Metro in a larger map

Related Links
Metro Systems Around the World, Gulf News.

Dubai Metro and Related Articles, Gulf News.

Metro Hours, Gulf News.

All About the Dubai Metro—Interactive, including fares, stations, park and ride, facilities and facts, latest news, The National.

On Related Sites
Befriending Fujairah’s Floating Population, Fujairah in Focus, 6 September 2009.

Coming Second or Losing in the America’s Cup, America’s Cup in the UAE, 4 September 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Dubai Metro.