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South Asian El Dorado: Is the locus shifting to Abu Dhabi?...

Evidence of the misery the global economic slowdown has heaped on a city that dizzyingly grew in the last ten years can be seen while traveling in the spankingly new driver-less elevated Dubai metro that traverses a distance of 53 km and runs along many of Dubai high-rises, buildings and malls.

Atkins collects Specialist Consultancy of the Year

Atkins has won the ‘Specialist Consultant of the Year’ category at the MEP Awards 2009.

Make way for the tram

Residents of Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), Dubai Marina and Jumeirah will travel in comfort and style starting April 2011 on new seven-car trams capable of carrying 300 passengers and maintaining a six-minute headway

Dubai shows the way in special needs travel

Dubai has become the first city in the region to have an integrated public transport system fully accessible to people with special needs, said a senior official.

The Metro just got longer

Red Line to be extended by 11km in the direction of Abu Dhabi as part of the Downtown Jebel Ali project

Al Tayer receives the Canadian consul in Dubai

For his part the Canadian Consul General in Dubai praised Dubai Metro project, the fine design, top class finishing works and excellent service provided to customers.

Dubai becomes the world’s 5th city to apply Journey Planner

Dubai has become the fifth city in the world, following London, New York, Munich and Melbourne that applies Journey Planner; an initiative, billed as “Wojhati, launched by Public Transport Agency at Roads & Transport Authority (RTA)” in the first quarter of this year, which was well received by a wide segment of public transport users in Dubai.

Metro travel will be free for the disabled from February

Details are still being ironed out, but Roads and Transport Authority officials said yesterday that the system would be similar to the one that allows people with special needs to use the Salik toll system for free.

Al Tayer Receives Irish Ambassador To The UAE

For his part the Irish diplomat congratulated H.E. Mattar Al Tayer on the opening of Dubai Metro Project and stressed that Dubai had once again proved to the world its ability to face and overcome challenges through delivering unprecedented achievements.

Full text of the speech by Shaikh Mohammed

His Highness Shaikh Mohammed: Dear Guests, Our celebration of inauguration of Dubai Metro was a practical testimony of our determination to strengthen Dubai as an international City having all pillars of excellence on the short and long run.