Dubai Trolley launches Downtown

Look out for a red tram in Downtown Dubai

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Downtown Dubai is full of many attractions to tourists and residents; the world’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain…

And now there’s way to see it all in one sitting if you like thanks to the Dubai Trolley, a red tram which transports people around to the various locations plus more.

The world’s first hydrogen-powered tramway is being tested out at the moment stopping off at places like the city’s Souk Al Bahar and Old Town.

The route is mainly along the Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard – where plenty of new restaurants from a wide range of cultures are situated. Up to 74 passengers can board the double-decker vehicle at one time. It makes a unique difference to going around the emirate on a city tour bus.

Dubai’s freshest addition will travel approximately one kilometer at first before the distance is increased seven kilometres later on.

It will move at a maximum speed of 80 kilometres per hour and the eco-friendly vehicle will showcase the best of Downtown’s 500 acres.

“The hydrogen and electric-powered trolley tram is being assembled on site with testing and commissioning to be undertaken shortly. Work on the elegantly designed Dubai Trolley stations is also progressing as per schedule,” Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties said in a statement.

“With so many world-class attractions in one square kilometre, visitors and residents needed a convenient mode of transit that provides them seamless connectivity while assuring a leisured pace.”

You should even expect the Trolley’s terminal near Old Town to be a wonderful experience in itself.

Emaar says the stations will be a pretty and fully air conditioned points which they are pressing forward to work on so the entire plan is ready on schedule.

Look out for the first phase now.

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