Dubai is surely popular for everything fancy, but it is also popular for its transport services. And the most popular one is the Dubai Metro. The metro which is well connected to almost all parts of the city has now got a new update. Yep, you read that right! Five known metro stations in Dubai have now been renamed on Tuesday. Read on to know more.
The Rename Process Will Continue Until The First Week Of February 2021
Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority has renamed five metro stations recently. Al Fahidi Metro Station has been renamed to Sharaf DG Metro Station; First Abu Dhabi Bank has been renamed Umm Al Sheef Station. Whereas, Noor Bank has been renamed to Al Safa; Damac has been renamed to Dubai Marina, and Nakheel has been renamed Al Khail.
RTA Launched Dubai Metro Station Naming Rights In 2009
On this, Hasan Al Mutawa, director of the rail operation at the RTA’s Rail Agency, said the work to rename the five stations will start on November 25, 2020, and will continue until the first week of February 2021. In terms of the process, the renaming will also have to be done on the external signs and the smart and e-systems of the public transport network. CEO of Rail Agency, Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, said,
“The metro stations naming rights initiative offers an investment opportunity to private firms and organisations in various trading, financial and service sectors in the UAE.”
For the naming rights, the Dubai Metro station naming rights initiative was launched by RTA in 2009 and was the first of its kind in the world. Ain’t that just cool?