Dubai: The Al Sufouh Tram will open to public on November 2014, Adnan Al Hammadi, CEO of RTA's Rail Agency said Tuesday.

"Al Sufouh Tram is a very dynamic project that will link Sufouh and JBR area, which now suffers from heavy traffic jams," he said.

The project is vital as the area is densely populated and is frequented by tourists.

"It will link to the Red Line and two stations, providing a wide range of options for commuters."

Asked about the delay in the project over the years, Al Hammadi said that the Sufouh project never stopped, but work slowed down.

"Proof to the fact that the work was never stalled is the fact that you can see the completed tram bridge near JBR."

Back on in full swing

"Now the project is back on in full swing."

Meanwhile, Al Hammadi called on young Emiratis to take active interest in the developments happening in the rail sector.

"Hiring Emiratis is a priority for RTA. We urge young nationals to come forward and work with us, especially in operation and maintenance divisions."

"The work is tough but is highly interesting and it will give you a strong career path, as the metro will in future link different emirates and even link UAE to other GCC countries," he said.