The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced the reopening of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line between Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC station 37) and Ibn Battuta (station 39) starting from Friday.
As part of the works being carried out on the Route 2020 Project, the stations had been closed since January 5. However, the Nakheel Harbour and Tower stations, in addition to the multi-storey car park that is located nearby will remain closed until the RTA issues further directives.
Until now, because of the closure of the stations, commuters have been forced to travel by alternative shuttle buses between the two points. The RTA said, “RTA was keen to provide free shuttle buses between DMCC and Ibn Battuta Stations throughout the closure of the two metro stations to ensure the smooth mobility of riders and to avoid inconveniencing them with construction works underway between the two stations. The step echoes RTA’s vision for providing safe and smooth transport for all”.