Metro boost to key business area


    By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter 


    Dubai: The Dubai World Trade Centre Metro Station on the Red Line, which runs along Shaikh Zayed Road, will largely serve the business community in the area.

    The station is strategically located to serve visitors to the Dubai International and Convention Centre, which is the largest venue for exhibitions, conference and other mega events in Dubai.

    The station has been named after the landmark Trade Centre building, the first skyscraper in the emirate.

    The 39-storey building was the tallest structure in Dubai when built in 1979 and is also illustrated on the Dh100 UAE bank-note.

    The station is on an elevation and has a bridge to provide easy access to passengers and pedestrians from across the busy Shaikh Zayed Road.For visitors to the exhibition halls, trade centre and the Dubai Financial Market located inside the Trade Centre, the Dubai Metro ride would be an appealing proposition as car parking during exhibitions and conferences in the area is difficult.

    It is ideally located for residents of Satwa, who can use public buses to commute between the station and home.

    The station will also provide good links to employees and visitors to the business towers across Shaikh Zayed Road such as the Fairmont Hotel, Gulf Eye Centre, API Tower and a number of banks located around the station.

    Dubai Bank is just a two minute-walk from the station.

    Since the area around the Trade Centre is considered a hotspot for tourists, they will have easy access if they use this Metro station, which is scheduled to start operation on September 9 this year.