Dubai's Jebel Ali Station renamed

The Dubai Metro's Jebel Ali Station is no more. Find out what it's called now

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Planning on heading to Jebel Ali Station this week? Well think again.

The Dubai Metro Station has been renamed in a move which may be confusing for some commuters initially.

UAE Exchange Station is the rebranded title for the stop after Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed a new deal.

The fresh title for the end-of-the-line destination came about as a result of an agreement with UAE Exchange, which has now joined the Dubai Metro Stations Naming Rights project.

The CEO of the RTA's Rail Agency, Abdullah Yousef, and Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, who is the UAE Exchange's President, sealed the alteration to the Red Line’s name as they inked their signatures on the dotted line.

‘Having UAE Exchange on board is a further testament to the success of the naming rights initiative, which has evolved into a source of attraction to mega-businesses in the UAE,’ Yousef said. ‘It also reflects the rising awareness of the community of national and international branding and the need to work on investment opportunities opened for those brands that will contribute to uplifting the metro services in a creative and distinctive style.’

Shetty added that this was a proud moment as we say goodbye to Jebel Ali Station’s name, a sign of how the public transportation system will continue to evolve.

‘The Metro has been shaped into a creditable icon of the success of mass transit systems in the emirate, and we take the pride in re-naming Jebel Ali Station as UAE Exchange Station,’ Shetty commented.

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