Three more stations on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro were opened Saturday, bringing the total number of operational stations to 21. The new stations started receiving passengers as the metro operations started early morning at 6am. The newly opened stations included: World Trade Centre, GGICO in Al Garhoud and Noor Islamic Bank (Al Qouz) on Shaikh Zayed Road. Some 14 feeder buses have been deployed to link the new metro stations with the surrounding areas offering bus service with 13-20 minutes frequency. This brings the total feeder buses serving the stations to 152. The remaining eight stations on the Red Line of the Metro would open gradually in coming months.
90% of JLT structures are complete ready for possession & lease, however a survey conducted revealed that the office bearers at the DMCC lack professionalism. Instead of ‘luring customers’ they are whisking away prospective customer.
Despite the fact that Free Zone policies have improved over 2 decades in UAE generally and in Dubai specifically, and there are well defined parameters for lease, licensing people at DMCC stick to the BOOK of 80′s., when it comes to accomodating & facilitating. The investors randomly interviewed investors/owners of properties revealed that – for example, – companies already operating in freezones at other UAE states( find JLT Dubai – area NOW attractive) are asked to submit paper work all fresh and current dated. Arabic translation of existing documents within UAE is not an issue but getting documents freshly prepared & attested by the UAE emabssy of parent country (incase of branch office of foreign company) is a great hassle. Plus the time frame for the processings of paper work is minimum of 120 days, after which a provisional approval for 30 days is allowed to acquire the rental place., which again require clearence of DMCC -JLT builidng control & safety departments again taking 24 – 45 days.
The best part is Yet again the property owners have to obtain an NOC for working within the building drawings be approved before the place is leased to a tenant.
If the practical approach of DMCC does not change, and one window operation is not started, JLT area is turning as a total failure district for commercial purposes, despite being along side the metro line.
anyone reading this with links to Power corridors shall raise the issue., and resolve it, or else JLT will be a ghost district.
tonite at 090909 hrs the previliged elites of Dubai – UAE will be riding the Dubai Metro. The selected station to launch the metro is Mall of Emirates on Sh. Zayed Road. Among elite passangers, few of commoners selected through a ballot will be onboard as well. Tonite the Gulf State of Dubai will be 1st one of the region to have driver less mass transport system which is elevated & underground as well.
come 10 09 09 and it will be open for all.
Dubai Metro operations begin on 09/09/09 with 10 stations on the Red Line
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of the UAE -Visionary Ruler of Dubai, will officially launch Dubai Metro on 09/09/2009, starting with 10 key stations on the Red Line, namely: Rashidiya, Terminal 3 (Dubai International Airport), City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Khalid bin Al Waleed, Jafliah, Financial Center, Mall of the Emirates, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower.
The minimum Metro fare for a short trip for up to three kilometres will be Dh1.80 if a passenger is using a prepaid card. It will cost Dh2 if the passenger uses a standard single journey paper ticket.
The maximum fare for a single journey will be Dh6.50 when using a paper ticket and Dh5.80 when using the card.
The fares will be valid for trains, public buses and the water buses for a single journey. This means a passenger using the metro can continue his or her trip on buses without paying any additional fare.
The Roads and Transport Authority has provided various fare options to passengers including daily and monthly passes.
The daily pass will cost Dh14 for unlimited trips on the metro and public buses all over the city. The monthly passes range from Dh100 to Dh270.