1.9 billion passengers used the Dubai Metro

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Today, the Dubai Metro celebrates the 13th anniversary of its operation, amid signs of great success in achieving the highest international safety standards, and operational efficiency in meeting the exact timings of journeys. Dubai Metro, since it was officially launched on 9/9 /2009 until the end of last July, has 1.9 billion passengers, while the average percentage of compliance with the schedule of trips in the first half of this year has reached 99.80%, which reached the percentage during 2021, which amounted to 99.73%, exceeding the target in achieving the highest international standards of safety and operational efficiency.

The Dubai Metro is one of the great ideas of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide a world-class infrastructure that makes Dubai a global center for business and finance. The metro aims to meet and meet the requirements of the urban growth witnessed by the city, as it is the backbone of the transport system that connects the various vital areas in the emirate, providing easy and safe transport for passengers.

longest in the world

The length of the red and green lines is 89.3 km, it includes 53 stations and a fleet of 129 trains. of flights.

The facilities and facilities available in Dubai Metro stations are classified as some of the best and most modern services that the public can benefit from at the stations and during their journey in the metro, due to the availability of “Wi-Fi” services, full coverage of mobile communication and wireless internet access throughout the metro network Surveillance cameras are available in trains and stations to maintain security around the clock, in addition to an emergency communication box in all trains and stations, a wireless communication system that integrates the metro with emergency units and a special police unit to monitor security and safety.

rising numbers

The numbers are increasing to confirm the importance of this civilized project, which translates the insightful future vision of the mass transport system in the emirate for this important sector, and the leadership continues to provide the best and best services to all who live in ensure. the UAE, where the rate of increase in the number of passengers during the last 7 months from This year, by 33%, compared to the same period in 2021.

In the last months of the year in which the Dubai Metro project was launched: “from September to the end of December 2009”, the number of passengers reached 6 million and 89 thousand passengers, and in 2010 the number of passengers reached 38 million and 89 thousand passengers, and in 2011 the number of passengers Up to 69 million and a thousand passengers, in 2012 the number of passengers reached 109 million and 49 thousand, and in 2013 the number of passengers reached 137 million and 76 thousand passengers, and in 2014 the number of passengers was 164 million and 31 thousand.

In 2015, the number of Dubai Metro users increased to 178 million and 65 thousand riders, and in 2016 to 191 million and 33 thousand riders, and it crossed the mark of 200 million and 75 thousand riders in 2017, to become the highest in 2018 to score. percentage in the number of passengers since the launch of the project at a rate of 204 million and 41 thousand passengers, and in 2019 the number of passengers reached 202 million and 98 thousand passengers, and in 2020, when the year saw a pandemic ( Covid 19), the number of passengers reached 113 million and 63 thousand passengers, and in 2021 the number reached 151 million and 26 thousand passengers, while the number of passengers Since the beginning of this year, until the end of last July, 125 million and 89 thousand passengers.

Cut 2020

The Dubai Metro 2020 route stretches from Jebel Ali Station on the Red Line to the Expo 2020 Station, with a length of 15 km, including 11.8 km above ground level and 3.2 km below ground level. The route includes an interchange with the Red Line and an iconic station. In the “Dubai Expo City”, and 3 overhead stations and two tunnel stations, the route is an important and strategic artery connecting various areas of Dubai with Al Maktoum International Airport, to remain a witness of a new and important stage in the history of Dubai, and a symbol of sustainability, progress and innovation for present and future generations. Route 2020 serves the neighboring areas, with an estimated population density of over 270,000 people, and includes the park areas, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investments Park, as well as the “Dubai Expo City”.

International specifications

The designs of Path 2020 stations are characterized by the application of sustainability concepts in all aspects, implementation work and implementation of the best international and national initiatives, where biodiesel was used in tunnel boring machines and generators, which led to a reduction in carbon emissions by approximately 20 %, and adhesives and paints with low concentrations of volatile organic compounds were used, to maintain a healthy environment inside the building, which reflects positively on the safety of users, and energy consumption was saved by 25% and water by 55%.

As for the external design of the stations, it is characterized by 4 different styles, in addition to the design of the iconic station inside the Expo site, which is designed in the shape of airplane wings to reflect the launch of the future city. of Dubai to innovation, while the design of the interchange station is considered to connect Route 2020 and the Red Line of the Dubai Metro at the station Jebel Ali and the overhead and underpass stations on Route 2020, similar to the design of the current metro stations, to to preserve the identity of the Dubai Metro.

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority is the first in the world to hold the largest number of LEED Gold Certificates as a transportation and transport project from the “Leadership Design for Energy and Environment” program, with a classification of “v4 BD + C: NC”, by choosing the appropriate location for stations and implementing strategies that work. It aims to reduce energy and water consumption, reduce carbon emissions, use suitable and recyclable building materials and reduce construction waste.

The colors of the stations currently in the Dubai Metro were chosen to express the most prominent colors in the geographical environment and the cultural identity of the UAE, and the blue color was chosen for the Jebel Ali and Al Furjan stations, to to express the water environment, while the green color was chosen to symbolize the sky in the Gardens station and the Dubai complex. For investment, and the red color of the Jumeirah Golf Estates station, which is the largest metro station in the Dubai Metro network in all lines is, with an area of ​​28,700 square meters.

Operating accuracy

The Train Operations Control Center is one of the most advanced control centers in the world, through which the daily operation of the Dubai Metro service on the red and green lines is managed 24 hours a day, which requires a high level of accuracy and speed, and to achieve the highest levels of safety, security and passenger comfort. The center contributed to the achievement of the Dubai Metro, the highest international safety standards, and operational efficiency in meeting the exact timings of trips, and achieved greater speed in the implementation of maintenance operations and decision-making, and reduced the possibility of malfunctions.

Through the control center, supervision and control of the movement of trains, the execution of automatic systems for the movement of trains, communication systems and electrical transformers in trains and metro stations, the center also manages the passenger information system, trains entering the track, and control of the starting and stopping the train Safety, fire fighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems in tunnels, stations and trains, and making sure that the brakes, doors and engines work on each train.


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