www.gulfnews.com By Ashfaq Ahmed, Chief Reporter
Dubai: A Dubai Metro station, which is located right in front of the American University of Dubai (AUD), has been named after Nakheel – a leading real estate developer.
The Dubai-based developer is well known for its landmark projects that include the Palm, World and Waterfront properties.
The Nakheel Metro Station, which services the Red line, is situated close to the fifth interchange on Shaikh Zayed Road.
The station will serve Dubai’s high-profile developments which include the Emirates Golf Course, Emirates Hills, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and a number of luxury hotels.
Those interested in playing or watching a game of golf can use this station to visit the Emirates Golf Club. The club was voted one of the top 100 golf courses outside the United States by Golf Digest in May this year.
This station will also benefit thousands of employees and visitors to Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, which house the world’s leading media and information technology companies, including CNN and Microsoft, just to a name a few. Dubai Press Club is just a 10-minute walk away.
It will be the most convenient station to use the Metro for thousands of students enrolled at the American University of Dubai – a prestigious and leading private institution for higher education based in the emirate.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will run at least three feeder bus routes to allow people to commute between the station and nearby communities.
A feeder bus, F32, will serve passengers from Nakheel Station to the Dubai Knowledge Village, which houses campuses of several local and foreign colleges and universities. Thousands of students are enrolled at these institutions.
Another bus, F35, will carry passengers from the station to Emirates Hills – an upmarket residential neighbourhood often compared to the iconic Beverly Hills in the United States.
The F38 will serve passengers from another high-profile residential community, the Meadows.