Ridin’ the Green Line

September 19, 2011

Posted by Kanga.

Saturday we headed into Dubai to ride the recently opened Green Line of the Metro train.

sign stating "the metro green line. connecting you through Dubai."

We got off briefly at the Salah Al Din station.

underground metro station

Not sure why the predominant color in a Green Line station would be red.

globe sculpture

This sculpture was interesting. It is a globe and coins of the countries are strategically placed.

entrance to the underground station

The Salah Al Din station is right below our old apartment. I used to dream of the day when I would be able to just walk down and catch a train to work, but that didn’t exactly work out.

alley way with large temporary pipes

Our old alley we walked through many a time still looks like crap. I had hoped that with the arrival of the metro station they would clean up and pave this alley. A lot of foot traffic happens here.

train platform

The platform where one boards the train. The glass doors provide safety against accidental or intentional collisions.

inside of the train

Here’s the inside, in case you were curious. Mostly standing room. If you get on at the end of the line, you can count on a seat, but they fill up quickly.

light fixtures that look like giant jelly fish

The Khalid Bin Al Waleed station has some striking light fixtures and some interesting historical photographs.

large black and white photograph wall panels

Those were the days…

black and white photo of men sitting a a beach and a ship at sea


One comment

  1. Well, I’m sorry they didn’t work fast enough to benefit you, but it is very interesting. I’m amazed at the difference in construction rules (or lack of rules) in other countries. The previous pictures you shared made it clear it’s every person for him or herself when it comes to falling into construction holes and getting tangled in the mess.

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