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Announced in the heady days of 2008, the Al Sufouh Tram project was a casualty of the downturn and the project gathered dust for two years. But the ambitious public transit system has rebounded and the first trams will start rolling next year.
UAE real estate developer Emaar has launched its bicycle rental service in Dubai Marina, in a bid to promote greater physical fitness and wellbeing in the emirate. The service will allow cyclists to rent bikes for a fee from Dubai Marina landmarks including Marina Walk, Marina Mall and Dubai Marina Yacht Club, following an online registration process.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has recently launched, for the second time running, Terhal Integrated Package, and distributed it in several Dubai Metro stations, various business outlets and money exchange shops. The Package, which includes purchase vouchers and discounts of up to AED 2000, is sold to the worth of AED 65.
The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has officially kicked off two days ago a new water bus line shuttling between the Mall and The Walk of Dubai Marina in the presence of Essa Abdul Rahman Al Dossari, CEO of Public Transport Agency; Ahmed Al Matroshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties; and Isam Galadari, CEO of Emaar Properties. The event was also attended by a host of directors of the Agency, officials from both parties and a horde of media representatives in the UAE.
Motorists in the Marina development will have to wait until the second half of next year for an end to the roadworks. The road and tram line between Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) and the Marina has been under construction for three years, forcing residents to drive on a temporary road outside the 40-storey-plus towers.
Among the most important projects awarded to French firms is Al Safouh Tram, which has seen a milestone last October where His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the model station and carriage of the tram for the project.
Dubai Marina was built to create an awe-inspiring city-within-a city experience for residents. Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) were touted to be prime locations in Dubai. But residents, visitors and those working in these two localities complain that there are few, or no, feeder bus services provided by the RTA.
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) is a much-desired residential place to reside and do business in. Getting in is one thing, but getting out can be a nightmare. Especially during peak traffic hours. The residential and commercial freezone area in the heart of Dubai, is situated next to Sheikh Zayed Road and serviced by two metro stations
Tameer Holding, a leading property developer in the Middle East, has completed the superstructure on its 91 storey Elite Residence project in Dubai Marina. The superstructure rises to a height of 355 meters with the tower set to reach a final height of 381 meters.