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Shaikh Mohammad visits new Metro link to Dubai Mall

New air-conditioned walkway links Burj Khalifa Metro station to Dubai Mall

  • Gulf News Report
  • Published: 11:22 December 26, 2012
  • Gulf News

  • Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/Gulfnews
  • The bridge will comprise five travelators in either direction with a central walkway.
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Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Wednesday visited a new air-conditioned 820-metre walkway linking the Burj Khalifa Metro station to the Dubai Mall.

The new facility will reduce vehicle traffic and enable 30,000 users per day to use the Metro station in temperature-controlled atmosphere.

The 820-metre walkway is expected to come as a huge relief to Metro passengers going into Downtown. Previously, visitors had to take connecting buses or walk for at least 10 minutes to reach the Dubai Mall from the Burj Khalifa Metro Station.

The link will be open not just to Metro passengers but also to pedestrians with exit routes along its length and access stairs.

According to Emaar, the Dubai Mall Metro Link, as the bridge is called, will comprise five travelators in either direction with a central walkway. The travelators are expected to carry more than 13,500 people per hour.

Travelling at an average speed of half a metre per second from the Burj Khalifa Metro Station entrance, the travelators will pass through the Downtown Dubai development before entering Dubai Mall.

Further connections to Emaar Square, Boulevard Plaza and Emaar Boulevard have also been planned.

With inputs from Sharmila Dhal, Senior Reporter

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  1. Added 17:58 December 26, 2012

    Congratulations!!! Couldn't have been happier!!! This will benefit a lot of people!!!

    Afroza , Ras Al Khaimah , United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 17:10 December 26, 2012

    Yet another feather in the cap! Congratulations! The world can learn from the able and farsighted government of Dubai, how to not only announce projects but to fulfil on the promises and deliver them right on time.

    Gita Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 17:04 December 26, 2012

    Once again, thank you HH Shaikh Mohammad and for everything thanks to Allah.

    Sheraz, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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