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Dubai Metro Blue Line Extension Sparks Excitement Among Residents

The recent announcement of a 30km extension of the Dubai Metro Blue Line has piqued citizens' interest.

The recent announcement of the Dubai Metro Blue Line extension, covering a 30km stretch, has captured the attention of residents and professionals alike. 

The extension is set to reduce travel time significantly and serve as a vital transportation link, seamlessly connecting residents to key areas within the city.

Enthusiastic Welcome from Residents:

Residents, workers, traders, and students in the nine identified areas for the extension project have expressed eagerness for the upcoming construction. 

The extension is expected to elevate mobility and accessibility for individuals in Mirdif, Al Warqa, International City 1 and 2, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Academic City, Ras Al Khor Industrial Area, Dubai Creek Harbour, and Dubai Festival City.

Upon completion by 2029, the Blue Line is projected to decrease congestion on key roads within the project area by 20%, with travel times by Metro expected to range between 10 and 25 minutes. Notably, residents foresee a faster, more cost-effective option to reach Dubai International Airport.

Spectacular Views and Connectivity Over Dubai Creek:

Residents, such as long-time Dubai Silicon Oasis resident Mark Tobias, express excitement about the prospect of Metro trains crossing over the historic Dubai Creek. 

The extension will provide breathtaking views and enhance connectivity to prominent destinations like Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Dubai Festival City, and Expo City.

Canadian expat Mousa Neimar applauds the Dubai Metro Blue Line extension as a testament to the city’s rapid growth. 

As a resident since 1996, Neimar emphasizes the role of the Blue Line in advancing eco-conscious and efficient transportation, supporting the city’s connectivity and integrated community living.

Boost for Business and Tourism:

Businesses, particularly in areas like Dragon Mart, anticipate a boost in clientele and increased convenience for residents with the improved connectivity offered by the Blue Line. 

Chinese trader Lily Wong sees the extension as a more convenient option for clients traveling from Deira, Karama, or Bur Dubai to reach Dragon Mart.

Employee Commute Optimization:

Fahim Amr, who works in Ras Al Khor, looks forward to significantly reducing his commute time with the Blue Line’s operationalization. 

Currently commuting around one hour, Amr envisions a streamlined journey with the Blue Line, potentially reducing his travel time to just 30 minutes.

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