- Posted September 11, 2009 by
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Urban Planet: Time-lapse your city
Dubai Metro timelapse video - 818mph
The Dubai Metro was officially opened at 09:09:09 on 9/9/9 by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
This video was taken today, and shows the journey from Nakheel Harbor and Tower Station, to Rashidiya Station - currently the longest journey that can be taken on the Red line.
It's a fabulous achievement - building from scratch an automated public transport system in just a few short years, and without doubt will transform the city of Dubai, and serve as an inspiration to other cities in the region, and further afield.
This is my way of saying "thanks" to those with the vision to embark on such projects, and to those who work tirelessly to provide them for us.