Dubai Metro at 474 miles per hour


Can’t believe I didn’t think of this one first 🙂

The Dubai Metro was officially opened yesterday evening, at 09:09:09 on the 9th of September 2009, by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

This video was taken today, and shows the journey from Nakheel Harbor and Tower Station, to Rashidiya Station – currently the longest journey that can be taken on the Red line.

It’s a fabulous achievement – building from scratch an automated public transport system in just a few short years, and without doubt will transform the city of Dubai, and serve as an inspiration to other cities in the region, and further afield.

This is my way of saying “thanks” to those with the vision to embark on such projects, and to those who work tirelessly to provide them for us.

The music is Michael Rabin playing the Kreisler/Paganini Moto Perpetuo with the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra. Fittingly, it was recorded exactly 50 years ago in September 1959.