Dubai Metro Rolls Tonight!


Dubai Metro will make its maiden run tonight at 9 pm, making it the world’s longest automated driverless train system built in just four years.  But only VIPs will get to ride it tonight, and will be opened to public starting tomorrow.  The trains will offer first class ‘Gold’ section, standard ‘Silver’ class, plus a women and children only section.

FAQ about the Metro answered here, here and here.

How to use the Metro illustrated here.

There will be the mandatory fireworks at Dubai Creek and Mall of Emirates tonight.


Motorists who slow down their vehicles or stop completely to watch the Metro run will be fined for obstructing traffic.

Image taken from Khaleej Times.

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17 Responses to Dubai Metro Rolls Tonight!

  1. Oh wow that looks really cool! Will you be using it? Can’t believe it doesn’t need a driver!

    I won’t be using it on a regular basis (besides, only a few stations are open and a lot are still under construction) but I’ll definitely want to experience using it – not anytime soon though, considering the massive rush during the first few weeks 🙂

  2. Alisha says:

    Wow Dubai seems to be improving every day!

    And getting expensive every day 🙂

  3. All I can say is WOW…

    Yes, we’re pretty much impressed and excited ourselves … can’t wait to see how it really looks and feels up close 🙂

  4. Haleem says:

    Wow it looks quite futuristic. I am surprised with all their wealth this is the first rail public transport system in the Middle East!

    Will ladies ONLY be allowed to travel in the ladies section? that would not be good, coz then you would have to split couples and families.

    I like how you say mandatory fireworks! 🙂

    There should’ve been a railway system across the Middle East a long time ago; would love to go to Saudi by train.

    From what I’ve read, ONLY ladies and children – so yes, couples and families will be split up in that section. But women can ride with their male companion in the other sections.

    lol, fireworks here is a MUST.

  5. Yasser says:

    Thanks 4 the share. Nice informative post. I didn’t know about this news before reading this post…

    Welcome to the blog! I assume KSA isn’t so excited to put this news in the local papers 🙂

  6. masood says:


    lol @ “Motorists who slow down their vehicles or stop completely to watch the Metro run will be fined for obstructing traffic”

    Because motorists are expected to behave as such – doesn’t matter that they’re on Shaikh Zayed Road 😀

  7. wooohoooo! cant wait for my next trip… wow always some surprise up its sleeve 😀

    When is your next trip to Dubai?

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  9. Ms.Unique says:

    WOW dats sooooo nice …. Dubai is definitely one of my travel destinations 😀 … I wonder when they’ll do it here … there’s always news dat they’re doing it … duh!

    Sis, Dubai is less than 2 hours away from where you live … do visit. I’ll show you around, inshaAllah. And yeah, it’ll be great to have rail system in KSA as well 🙂

  10. Haris Gulzar says:

    Hmmm…Still another addition to my wish list 😛

    You are also 2 hours away from Dubai, it’ll be almost like Lahore to Karachi 🙂

  11. LOL@the warning!
    This sounds pretty awesome, Dubai’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit 😀

    The warning is cute na. That’s how excited we are here to see the train! 😀

    PS: Make a stopover here between your Pakistan and UK trips.

    PPS: I just realized I’ve been inviting almost everyone to Dubai.

  12. д§mд says:

    looks grand.. wud be fun riding it 🙂

    Yeah, I’m excited! I wonder when the husband will take me.

  13. Niyaz says:

    Guess u would have gone a ride at this time !

    I was planning to skip work today and ride the train (since I noticed that there isn’t much crowd, being a working day and all) but weekends will be crazy. Let’s hope Masood gets as excited about the Metro as I am 😀

  14. Niyaz says:

    i’m too excited , sure vl come dubai in near time 🙂

    Give Masood a call when you’re in town so he can arrange to show you around.

  15. maryam says:

    We travelled in the metro on the first day i.e,10th morning 10,it was good!

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