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