November 12, 2014 A pioneering system of trams (better known as streetcars or trolleys in North America) was opened to the public in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Dubai. This 6.6-mile (10.6-kilometer)-long segment of the new system between Dubai Marina along the Persian Gulf shoreline and the city’s community of Al Sufouh had... Continue Reading →

September 10, 2009 A new and record-setting rapid transit rail network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Dubai began regular operations at 6:00 a.m. The actual debut of the Dubai Metro had taken place the previous night. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and executive... Continue Reading →

In Western Asia, a major part of the current Al Garhoud Bridge in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) city of Dubai was opened to vehicle traffic. The bridge, which crosses Dubai Creek, connects the communities of Deira and Sharjah in the eastern region of Dubai with the district of Bur Dubai on the city’s western... Continue Reading →

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