Will you ride the Metro?

The first time I ever used the Metro was in London 10 years ago. Growing up in Dubai the common way was to travel was by car, not by public transport and its still that way until today when the Metro officially launches.

But when the Metro launches, would you ride it? If you ask me its a personal choice right now but later on will become a necessity. For example, the roads arent that busy anymore so driving to Dubai Mall and paying again for the car parking there seems better than riding the Metro as I still have the comfort of my own travel. Also, the timings dont suit me, the Metro will close too early.

But this is just a first step. London Underground is only open till Midnight and on special ocassions such as New Years or Christmas, the tube stays open past Midnight. Dubai Metro will learn from these examples as well and adapt making it easier to ride the Metro will more convenient timings and more feeder routes to travel in the city.

In the beginning I guess most people will use the Metro for travelling to work and back home, I dont need to since my work and home is quite close. In the future as more people get used to the Metro and appreciate its benefits, then more people will use it.

For now I wont be using the Metro but in the future I definitely will



  1. Posted by  sunil on September 10, 2009 | 9:07 AM Login to flag
    when I could travel on this :D
  2. Posted by  Lijeesh M S on September 10, 2009 | 1:45 AM Login to flag
    I am going to try out metro trains tomorrow
  3. Posted by  Amit Shanbhag on September 09, 2009 | 8:13 PM Login to flag
    Metro going to be One of the to do list when some one make a dubai trip..:)
  4. Posted by  Mehmet Dogan on September 09, 2009 | 6:56 PM Login to flag
    Every city is different. Riding on public transportation has always given me memorable insight to take away from that city. I remember the Toronto Metro...warm and welcoming after walking outside in chilling -25 degree weather. The Boston T... friendly New Englander smiling even early in the morning. I remember Budapest Metro... I ran to catch the train only to watch the doors close before my wife and two daughters on could get on. (I waited for them at the next station). The Istanbul Metro... a wonderful way to tour the one of the most beautiful city in the World. And of course the New York subway where I saw the most interesting faces and characters. Now I wonder...what's waiting for me on the Dubai Metro?
  5. Posted by  Yogesh Lokhande on September 09, 2009 | 6:07 PM Login to flag
    In terms of safety it's really great option but with so many stops it might take more time to reach to your desired destination.
  6. Posted by  Imthiaz Rafiq on September 09, 2009 | 6:00 PM Login to flag
    Should plan one day with the family and call it "Family metro day :D"
  7. Posted by  Deetox on September 09, 2009 | 4:36 PM Login to flag
    Really looking forward to the metro, for the one purpose of staying off Sheikh Zayed Road and the crazy drivers! I'd rather take a little longer and sit in comfort reading a paper and arriving safely instead of being all worked up from driving on that road.
  8. Posted by  Germinator on September 09, 2009 | 2:54 PM Login to flag
    It would be fantastic if RTA could think about an additional car for bicycles which would allow you to use your bike from/to a station while you can transport it on the train.
    London underground does not provide that service, but most of the S-Bahn in other European metros do, e.g. in Berlin.

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Raminator Posted by Raminator on September 09, 2009 | 2:10 PM