Sunday, 13 September 2009

My metro ride

On Friday afternoon I went to Mall of the Emirates to board metro. It was just before 2pm, but crowd was already there waiting for doors to be opened. Finally, short after 2pm we were let in. Some people have already bought the tickets, and there was a little stirr in cashiers' area, because people didn't know where to go, which ticket to buy, and of course bunch of people were trying to avoid queue...After some queuing we bought our red tickets and went to the platform. Metro station is very nice inside, quality of the fit out is very good as well, but what's missing is a little screen saying when the next train will arrive. Anyway, our metro car was quite empty at the time of boarding so we could sit and look around without people "hanging" above you, but on our trip back we weren't that lucky...
...crowd was inside, crowd was outside waiting to get in. And some just gave up, because the metro cars were totaly full! Well, I think that in a short time the first curiosity will go away and then you can enjoy your quiet metro ride (at least on Fridays, I hope).
Our metro experience was positive and I hope that more and more people will favour this mean of transport. I also hope that next time I'm on the metro the staff will run more smoothly and efficiently. Anyway, go and try it yourself!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Metro is up and running

So it's done. Widely awaited Metro opening took place yesterday and became number one headline in the papers. Now it's time to buy a ticket myself and try it.
Photo: screenprint found on Gulf News web page.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

09.09.09 - Dubai Metro launch

Historic day for Dubai - today the metro will be officialy open for public!
09 September 2009 is a date to remember!
Here is a galleria at Mall of the Emirates getting ready for the evening inauguration ceremony which will be done by Shaikh Mohammad himself at 09pm. But apparently the crowd is kept at distance from the central area. I thought that I can go down to MoE to see opening ceremony and Shaikh of course, but I'd better stay home and buy tomorrow's newspaper.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Those hands built the city

It's sad but Dubai doesn't treat its workers good...People who build the city's skycrapers, malls and roads sometimes must wait long hours in the heat for a bus to take them to the campuses. Dirty, hungry and after a long shift they usually sit on the pavement and...wait.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Summer by pool

Summer spent by the swimming pool is the best alternative in hot Dubai. Luckily every apartment building has got one, maybe not so fancy one as above, but hey, pool is pool!

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Wind in Bur Dubai

Even some little blow of the wind is welcome. Here are some fabrics sold everywhere in Bur Dubai.