It has been renamed as Khalid Bin Waleed Station after BurJuman mall’s big bosses refused to buy naming rights for it.
But since BurJuman – one of the oldest malls in Dubai with very high concentration of designer stores – is just next to it, everyone started calling it the BurJuman Station (which is also much easier to pronounce for a lot of people).
And this happens to be – to date – my favorite metro station ever.
The theme for this station is water. As you enter the station, first thing you’ll notice is the blue ambiance. Next, you’ll see a lot of pictures illustrating Dubai’s history in fishing and pearl diving.
It is the only station which has three levels and is also the deepest of the underground stations. It is 30 meters below ground level. The station has four entry and exit points, one on each corner of the intersection.
After paying for our tickets we went one floor deeper, where we were greeted by these gorgeous jelly-fish chandeliers that just took our breath away! This station gave me the feeling of being underwater.
We stood and stared and marveled!
This is more than just a metro station; it’s a museum of Dubai’s history.