Dubai Metro turns 10: Mobile networks change name

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Dubai - Residents woke up to the name change on Monday.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 7:08 AM

Last updated: Mon 9 Sep 2019, 4:35 PM

Did you notice a change in your network name today? 
Residents in UAE were surprised to see the name of their network provider changed to 'Dubai Metro' on Monday.   
The name change marks the 10th anniversary of the Dubai Metro's opening.

The Metro started its life when the Red Line was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on September 9, 2009 at exactly 9:09:09pm.
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Two years later, on 09.09.2011, he inaugurated the Green Line, extending 23km and comprising 18 stations (six underground and 12 elevated). The two lines intersect at the Union and Burjuman stations.
On June 29, 2016, Sheikh Mohammed endorsed the awarding of the contract for the Route 2020 Project, which seeks to extend the Dubai Metro Red Line from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station to the site of Expo 2020.
The route extends 15km and has seven stations. It serves densely populated areas that are home to more than 270,000 people, including The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates and the Dubai Investment Park.

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