2 billion passengers have used Dubai Metro since its inauguration in 2009
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, affirmed, on Sunday, “The idea of the Dubai Metro was not familiar in the region… but we went ahead with a bold decision and we delivered what we promised.”
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, the number of Dubai Metro passengers has reached 2 billion since its inauguration on 9 September 2009. Dubai Metro has 129 trains, 53 stations, and serves more than 600,000 passengers per day at a punctuality of 99.7%.
“The idea of the Dubai Metro is novel in the region. Although there were some conflicting opinions, we went ahead with a bold decision and we delivered what we promised.
“In conclusion: In moments of difficult decisions, the worst option is not to make a decision, because in these moments the destiny of countries and societies is made.”
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, said that Dubai’s ability to build a world-class transport network was the result of the vision of Sheikh Mohammed.
As part of Sheikh Mohammed’s keenness to build a city that would serve as a model for future cities, Dubai invested in several infrastructure projects featuring the highest international standards and operational efficiency to ensure the best provision of services, he added.
Sheikh Hamdan praised the RTA for its efforts to implementing quality projects that cater to the mobility needs of the community.
"The Dubai Metro has become the backbone of a transit system that connects various key districts in the emirate, ensuring a safe and smooth mobility for riders,” Sheikh Hamdan said.