Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Metro station and bridges

A couple of pics of one of the Metro stations at Jumeirah Lake Towers and the pedestrian bridge across Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Marina.

They're manufacturing the bridges at the side of the road...



...then swinging them into place - the pillars have been in place for some time



There are two station and this one is, I think, called Dubai Marina and it's at the Dubai end. The other is, I think, Jumeirah Lake Towers station and is at the Jebel Ali end.

Or the names may be the other way round.

Or they may be on the list of the comercially sponsored stations, so I suppose they could be Kentucky Fried Chicken Station and Big Mac Station.

Whatever, I'm looking forward to the Metro being up and running.

5 comments:

Elle said...

Having not been to Dubai for quite a few months now, I was surprised last week to see how the whole metro had come along. I even got to see 2 trains parked near the end.

ZeTallGerman said...

Never mind the weird, sponsored names for the metro station (and yes, I'm also looking forward to the metro)... how about our new and fabulously-names bridge to replace the floating bridge? THE DUBAI SMILE BRIDGE...

>barf<

Seabee said...

Yes I loved that sophisticated, adult name.

The newspapers said it will be an icon too. Maybe Dubai should contact the Guinness Book of Records for "City With The Most Icons" listing...

nzm said...

The best is the name for the new fountain in the Burj Dubai complex.

After a public competition to come up with the best name for the new fountain, it is to be called.....

drumroll please


........the Dubai Fountain.

i*maginate said...

nzm - das ist ja witzig.

As I recall, the $ was 100k for naming it.

Please can you confirm this is not true. Dubai Fountain? Please...!

Oh, is it next to Dubai Mall?