Yesterday and today have been big days here in Dubai. The much awaited Dubai Metro has finally opened with much fanfare and excitement. Only 10 stations on the Red Line have been opened as yet, the rest will open by early 2010, while the Green Line should open by June 2010 (delayed from March 2010). The opening ceremony started off last evening at the Mall of the Emirates where the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum presided over the events. We were there in the mall and heard the cheers and clapping when Sheikh Mohammed arrived, and spotted his son, the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Makhtoum before the ceremony started.
The metro opened to the public at 6am this morning. We haven't been on it as yet, but are looking forward to explore it and new areas of the city through it soon. This is the first metro project in the middle east, so it's been made a big deal of and rightly so, since one of the highest usages of vehicles is right here in this part of the world.