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Dubai to observe Car Free Day on Wednesday

Government departments in Dubai have geared up to observe ‘Car Free Day’ on Wednesday January 18. More than 2,500 employees in the Dubai Municipality headquarters and the nearby offices of DM will leave their cars at home and use other public transport means to reach their offices on Wednesday.

Organisers take Dubai Marathon in a whole new direction

The 2012 race, which goes ahead on January 27, will start and finish in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, and is also going to take in Dubai Mall, along with the Dubai World Trade Centre, Emaar Boulevard and Union House.

Sheikh Mohammed sets an example by taking the Dubai Metro

A picture of the Sheikh, supplied to The National by Dubai Media Office, was widely circulated on Facebook and Twitter today, prompting the Sheikh to take to his Twitter account. "I used Dubai Metro yesterday while conducting an official visit," he wrote. "I encourage all to utilize Dubai advanced transportation." His post was retweeted by more than 100 people in the first 20 minutes.

Three more Metro stations open today

Dubai Metro will serve an additional 13,000-14,000 people daily from May 15 as three more stations open at prime locations - two on Shaikh Zayed Road and one in Al Garhoud.