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On November 28, the day after Dubai won the right to host World Expo 2020, Dubai Metro served its second largest number of passengers ever; on this day, 530,395 commuters travelled by the Metro. With a difference of little more than 50,000, this was close to the record-breaking New Year’s Eve of 2012.
As per the approved rail masterplan, there are two projects that are required to be ready before 2020, the Green Line extension from Creek Station in Al Jaddaf to Academic City and the Red Line extension from Rashidiya Metro station to Mirdif,” said Abdullah Yousuf Al Ali
An exciting shopping season beckons in Dubai as the month-long 19th Dubai Shopping Festival will get under way on January 2.
The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority’s (DCAA) strategy plan for 2013-2015 has laid out an ambitious roadmap to boost aviation growth in the emirate, announced HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, DCAA president and Dubai Airports chairman.
Dubai Metro is on the fast track to financial viability and is expected to break even in five years, while the bus system operated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is expected to recover costs in 2016. This follows a massive rise in passenger numbers and savings in the operations of the mass transit system. The public transport system has cut Dh1.5 billion in costs, according to the RTA.