Dubai Metro at 818 miles per hour

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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 Fryderyk Chopin’s Waltz number 6 in D flat major, Opus 64 Number 1 – the “Valse Minute”, recorded by Georges Cziffra, and available on EMI Classics. I hope they don’t mind my using it 😉 (here’s the iTunes Store link – http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZ… )