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Wednesday, 30 September 2020 10:39 UAE time
Dubai Metro

No major hike in rental rates near Dubai Metro stations

Real Estate
Expected hike never materialises; tenants still choosing to commute by car.

  1. RERA rental index March 2010
  2. Dubai Metro special report

Dubai Metro firm confirms work slowdown, RTA talks
Construction & Industry
UPDATE 3: Japan's Obayashi Corp denies it has downed tools in pay delay dispute.

Metro Green Line to open in H2 2010 - Al Tayer
RTA chairman says stations on rail system's second line are 50-80% complete.

RTA to lease last batch of retail outlets on Red Line
Nearly 3 million passengers use metro since Sept 9 launch - RTA.

Talking Metro

Our City, Our Metro
Anil Bhoyrul suggests the opening of the Dubai Metro will prove a turning point in the emirate’s economy.

Anil Bhoyrul  

Track time
Dubai has finally built its own metro – yet another first for this extraordinary city.

Conrad Egbert

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    Dubai Metro Red Line fully operational by Oct

    Seven new stations to open on April 30 with remaining 11 operational in Oct.

    Chiquita eyes more juice bars to serve Dubai Metro

    Chiquita Fruit Juice Bars set to increase from 3 to 11 when more stations open.

    Dubai Metro lifts 7.5m passengers in 4 months

    Senior Rail Agency official says Mall of the Emirates station is most popular so far.

    Burj Dubai metro station set to open on Jan 4

    Station will be 11th to start ops on Red Line, coincides with opening of world's tallest tower.

    Nearly 400 Dubai Metro passengers fined so far

    Rail Agency chief says 391 people have fallen foul of rules in first 50 days of operation.

    Construction work completed on Red Line stations

    Dubai's transport chief says remaining 19 stations on track for phased opening in Feb.

    Metro users 40% up on pre-launch estimates - RTA

    Elderly set to get free travel on rail system in 2010 under new proposals.

    59% Dubai residents still to ride metro - poll

    YouGov survey also shows that only 3% have noticed significant fall in Dubai traffic.

    No price uplift seen on homes near metro - Landmark

    Real estate company does not see any substantive rises for at least six months.

    95% of Metro trains running on time - RTA

    Rail Agency chief also says more staff being employed to crack down on passenger violations.

    No rent rise pledge as metro boosts shopper numbers

    Senior Mall of the Emirates official reveals impact of rail network on footfall.

    Dubai public transport first in ME on Google Maps

    Emirate is first in region to feature transport network to help users plan journey.

    RTA may review Dubai Metro luggage limit

    Allowance could be looked at again if enough metro passengers complain.

    Dubai Metro Green Line set to start mid-2010

    Stations due to be completed in Q1, Red Line to be extended to Abu Dhabi border.

    RTA confirms list of 31 Dubai Metro offences

    Transport chiefs say penalties for raft of rail system violations go up to AED2,000.

    Dubai Metro impact on house prices may take 5 years - DTZ

    Real estate expert says homes, offices close to metro could see 10-20% uplift.

    Dubai Metro chief wins Man of the Year award

    RTA chairman Mattar Al Tayer among top execs honoured at CEO Awards.

    MoE metro station busiest over Eid holidays

    More than 266,000 passenger carried on Dubai's rail system over three-day period.

    300 taxis assigned to support Dubai Metro network

    Drivers undergo special training to acquaint them with stations as backup to feeder buses.

    Dubai Metro carries record passengers on Monday

    UPDATE 1: Nearly 100,000 passengers on the second day of Eid holidays - RTA.

    Nearly 280,000 use Dubai Metro in first five days

    Transport chiefs say they are 'thrilled' with initial demand from passengers.

    MoE metro link retailers report 'huge footfall'

    Shops open earlier in morning in bid to serve number of commuters using metro.

    38,841 used Dubai Metro on Sunday

    Transport chiefs say they are 'proud' to achieve numbers, admit technical fault with gates.

    UAE car sales to grow despite metro launch

    New statistics also predict car ownership to exceed 55% of population for first time.

    Mashreq installs Dubai Metro ATMs, plans expansion

    UAE bank says more than 2,000 transactions made by metro passengers in 3 days.

    110,000 ride Dubai Metro in the first two days

    Figure equal to almost 10% of the entire city's population, 'fantastic' start - RTA.

    Hundreds stranded after Metro services disrupted - report

    Disruption of metro services on Friday evening leaves many passengers stuck on trains.

    Metro users urge authorities to revisit timings rules

    Metro enthusiasts want Dubai's RTA to rethink rules about timings & baggage allowance.

    Dubai ruler hails 'smooth' metro launch

    Sheikh Mohammed uses his Twitter site to praise RTA team.

    Technical problem forces metro train delay

    RTA confirms problem with one train between two stations, now resolved.


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