General public can ride the Metro from 6am on Thursday
Dubai's new Metro will not be open to the general public on September 9, it was reported on Monday.
"There will be an official launch on September 9 but the Metro will be opened to the public only on September 10 from 6am," said a senior official at the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority in comments published by UAE daily Gulf News.
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, will inaugurate the Metro operations on September 9 with the launch ceremony being held at Mall of the Emirates, the paper added.
After the ceremony, Sheikh Mohammad, along with other dignitaries, VIPs and invited guests will ride the first train from Mall of the Emirates station to Al Rashidiya station.