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Al Tayer explores coop with Singapore Consul in Dubai

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received in his office H.E. Umej Bhatia, Consul-General of the Republic of Singapore in Dubai, in the context of boosting links & continued cooperation with various local, regional and international entities.

Dubai Metro creates new world record

The Dubai Metro has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records, as the longest driverless metro network in the world, spanning 74.695 kilometers, officials announced on Tuesday. The record has been set taking into account the combined length of the metro's Green and Red Lines.

Al Tayer discusses coop with German official

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board & Executive Director of the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), has recently received H.E. Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building & Urban Development, and H.E.

Two years on, the journey continues

World’s largest driverless rail network, Metro is a symbol of Dubai’s drive to be a truly global city. And coming at a time when the world economy is still reeling from the effects of economic recession, it will surely send right signals to those it matters.

Planned opening of Dubai Metro Green Line on track

The Green Line will officially be opened to passengers on Friday, September 9, exactly after two years of the launching of the Red Line on September 9, 2009. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has deployed 456 buses to shuttle on 39 routes to serve the Line linking the metro stations with the neighbourhood. This includes the normal route buses and the feeder buses.

Public transport popular in Dubai

“The Dubai Metro project has yet to complete its second year, but the number of Metro commuters is showing an upward trend along with other mass transit modes, including public buses particularly those feeding the Metro stations.”

Gang confesses to planning Metro cable theft

A gang of four Pakistanis allegedly stole electricity cables of Dubai Metro project worth $11,000 and caused the site’s guard 85 per cent permanent disability. The four Pakistanis are all workers and identified as: BAS, 22, AMB, 24, MAM, 23, and NKD, 28.

Timeline: Dubai Metro

Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has launched Dubai Metro, the world’s longest automated driverless train system and the first Metro in the Gulf region. Burj Khalifa Dubai station was opened along with the inauguration of the tower. Three more Metro stations opened with total of 21 stations out of 29.

WS Atkins signs on to debt offer by Nakheel

Mr Clarke said the company was “still trading within its normal range” when it came to collecting payments for its work on the Dubai Metro project. WS Atkins designed the Metro’s Red Line, which opened last September, and is still involved with the Green Line.

Dubai GDP to grow 1.6% this year, says Citi

The total length of asphalted road in Dubai more than tripled to over 10,000km between the end of 2007 and the middle of 2009, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). In September 2009, services began on the region's first urban light-rail network – the Dubai Metro.