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Soon, you can travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by train, thanks to Etihad Rail. The 1200 km train track will have stops in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
Hyperloop, sky pod, new bus routes– It looks like Dubai’s on a roll to improvise public transport and the latest addition to this list is the new rail route that will link Dubai and Abu Dhabi. You read that right! Soon, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a joyous train ride from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, thanks to Etihad’s innovative venture.
Etihad Rail plans to link Dubai and Abu Dhabi via a 1200km train track. Passengers will also enjoy additional stops in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The first phase of the operation kicked off in 2016 and covers Al Dhafra to Abu Dhabi. As per reports, the second stage is well under progress too and has extended over an impressive 605 kilometres.
Etihad Rail said: “Once fully established, the passenger network will connect principal centres of population within the UAE, and subsequently other neighboring GCC countries, offering a safer, more efficient, more comfortable and more environmentally friendly mode of transport.”
While the initial services are being used for transporting cargo, Etihad plans to open doors to passengers very soon.
So, get set for day trips to Abu Dhabi or further afield! Meanwhile, here are Top 5 attractions to visit in Abu Dhabi.