DUBAI METRO creating sustainable business enviroment for its retail partners



Following the successful launch of the Dubai Metro on the 9th of September 2009, the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is pleased to report the growing patronage of the Dubai Metro as nearly 3 million passengers have used the metro on the first two months of its operation.

“We are pleased with the public’s patronage on the Dubai Metro as we take inspiration from it to continuously provide them a world class service and environment in the Stations” said by Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim, CEO of Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at RTA.  “In line with this, we are progressively opening retail outlets in the Stations to add value to our passenger’s daily lives as they in turn help create a sustainable business environment for our strategic retail partners” added by Abdul Mohsen.

The increase in passenger flow has created a sustainable business environment for retailers present in the Stations.  The retailers not only capitalize in high passenger traffic but on marketing exposure to the public as well.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced today that they have released the  tender, to lease  out the last batch of retail outlets available on the Red Line. The shops are mainly located in City Centre, Al Rigga, Union Square, Khalid Bin Al Waleed, Burj Dubai and Nakheel stations.

“This is the last window opens for the Red Line. We have received many requests from the market and have put together this very last batch of shops to meet the demand,” said by Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim, CEO of RTA Strategy and Corporate Governance.

Famous retailers such as UAE Exchange, Community Health and Netlink’s Internet Heroes as well as F&B operators like M.H. Alshaya’s Starbucks, the Alphamed Group and Tradeline LLC’s Chowking already have their branches in Dubai Metro.  EPPCO’s Aqua and Fresh Fruits Company are also the successful bidders now progressively opening their shops along the Red Line.

“RTA welcomes new retails to join the Dubai Metro mega project and be part of the success.  We look forward to a long term partnership with them for mutual benefit and better customer service to our passenger,” said by Abdul Mohsen.

Tender is available for purchase at the RTA Headquarters at Marrakech Road, Customer Service Centre, Counter No. 12. starting from 19 Nov 2009 onwards.