If you’re a long-term Dubai resident, it may be hard to believe that the Dubai Metro is now over a decade old.

To mark the 11th anniversary since its inception, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum chaired a meeting at Expo Metro Station.

Noting the success of the metro over the past 11 years was down to the leadership from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He added that the project was initiated to “cement Dubai as an international city and a hub for modern lifestyle”.

 

“Eleven years ago, we launched the Dubai Metro, which has been a witness to the distinctive development journey of the city,” he added. “The Metro was the central piece of Dubai’s urban boom and made it a city on the move.

“It highlights Dubai’s strategy in facing challenges through proactive practical solutions.”

Sheikh Hamdan also highlighted the launch of Route 2020 in Dubai, which is 15km extension of the metro’s redline. He explained that the extension will lead the emirate into a “new phase of its journey”.

“Our vision is clear and challenges won’t stop us from reaching our objectives,” he added.

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