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Crowds gathered in front of makeshift stalls on the pavement. Tourists went past in horse-drawn carriages, taking in the sights and sounds. The atmosphere was lively. People queued for rides at a small carnival park and the roads were busy with traffic all the way over the nearby Al Maktoum Bridge.
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.
In 2009, 45% of the Government of Dubai's budget was invested in the emirate's infrastructure, with Dubai Metro already launched and Al Maktoum International Airport (the world's largest) opening in phases from next year.
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