Saturday, March 29, 2008

What's going on?

Dubai's first-in-the-world much vaunted air-conditioned bus stops, so recently installed, are now being boarded up:



Why?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks like they're getting them up and running. So far they had been built but the A/C and electricals hadn't been turned on. Looks like they are doing that now.

Jad Aoun said...

I agree, I believe its something to do with the power. They've recently installed meters so it might be electrical. I like the idea but they do take up alot of sidewalk space.

Anonymous said...

they r waiting shaikh Mohammed to come and open it :D

samuraisam said...

The RTA has signs up on the street that say
"We've done it...
Air conditioned bus shelters"


or similar; except they're actually not done /:

i*maginate said...

I, too, wondered. Good you actually posted about it. No longer need to vent my frustrations. No bus to catch...for now!

Recall went to ENOC petrol station 4 days ago...graphic on front shop door read along the lines of:

RTA ... report violations of

'pavement destruction
traffic lights not working..."

'all calls come with reward'

lol

rta violations published in an advertisement advertised with rewards?

Anonymous said...

id dont believe it is first in world, is it ?


www.dubai4me.net

Dubai said...

because some people going to the bus stand building...

Seabee said...

anon@7.21, that's what the claim has always been..."Dubai is the first city in the world to offer the luxury of air-conditioned bus shelters for passengers" it says here, for example.

Seabee said...

...and the RTA website says First ever A/C Bus Shelter in the world - Technological Breakthrough