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Dubai Metro
The Dubai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with one more line being constructed. These first two lines run underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts elsewhere. All trains are fully automated and driverless, and, together with stations, are air conditioned with platform edge doors. Architecture firm Aedas designed the metro's 45 stations, two depots and operational control centers. The Al Ghurair Investment group were the metro's builders. The first section of the Red Line, covering 10 stations, was ceremonially inaugurated at 9:09:09 pm on 9 September 2009, by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, with the line opening to the public at 6 am (UTC 04:00) on 10 September. The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula and either the second in the Arab World (after the Cairo Metro) or the third (if the surface-level, limited-service Bag ...
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Roads And Transport Authority (Dubai)
The Roads and Transport Authority ( ar|هيئة الطرق والمواصلات), commonly known as RTA, is the major independent government roads & transportation authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was founded in 2005 and is responsible for planning and executing transport and traffic projects, along with legislation and strategic plans of transportation in the city. It is a department of the Government of Dubai. History RTA was established in 2005 by Law No. 17 - 2005. It was launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Emir of Dubai, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum with the mission of developing integrated, sustainable and world-class transportation systems for residents of Dubai. In 2012, RTA's Dubai Metro was declared by Guinness World Records to be the world's longest fully automated driverless metro system with a route length of . Administration system The RTA is led by Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Mattar M ...
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Al Ghurair Investment
Al Ghurair (Arabic:الغرير), also known as Al Ghurair Investment LLC, was established in 1960. Al Ghurair is one of the largest diversified family business grouops in the Middle East, with six key business units: Foods, Resources, Properties, Construction, Energy and Ventures, including Auto Servicing & TradingAG AutoPrinting & PublishingInternational Exchange
Retail and Education (Al Ghurair University an
Dar Al Marefa
school).

Foods

Al Ghurair Foods was established in 1976 through the creation of National Flour Mills. The entity focuses on a diversified portfolio of ...
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Public Transportation
Shanghai Metro is the second largest rapid transit system in the world by route length, after the [[Beijing Subway. Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, mass transit, or simply transit) is a system of transport, in contrast to private transport, for passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip. Examples of public transport include city buses, trolleybuses, trams (or light rail) and passenger trains, rapid transit (metro/subway/underground, etc.) and ferries. Public transport between cities is dominated by airlines, coaches, and intercity rail. High-speed rail networks are being developed in many parts of the world. Most public transport systems run along fixed routes with set embarkation/disembarkation points to a prearranged timetable, with the most frequent services running to a headway (e.g.: "every 1 ...
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Metro Dubai
Metro, short for metropolitan, may refer to: Geography * Metro (city), a city in Indonesia * A metropolitan area, the populated region including and surrounding an urban center Public transport * Rapid transit, a passenger railway in an urban area with high capacity and frequency * The public transport operator of city or metropolitan area * The transport authority of city or metropolitan area * The urban rail transit system of a city or metropolitan area Rail systems Africa * Cairo Metro in Cairo, Egypt * Algiers Metro in Algiers, Algeria Asia * Taipei Metro, in Taipei, Taiwan * Taoyuan Metro, in Taoyuan, Taiwan * New Taipei Metro, in New Taipei, Taiwan * Bangkok Metro, in Bangkok, Thailand * Lahore Metro, in Lahore, Pakistan * Dubai Metro, in Dubai * Manila Metro, in Manila, Philippnes =India= * Chennai Metro, in Chennai * Delhi Metro, Delhi & NCR region * Kolkata Metro, in Kolkata * Mumbai Metro, in Mumbai * Hyderabad Metro, in Hyderabad * Kochi Metro, in Kochi * Nagpur M ...
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Jebel Ali Free Zone Station Under Construction On 8 May 2008 Pict 2
Jabal, Jabel, Jebel may refer to: People * Jabal (name), a male Arabic given name * Jabal (Bible), mentioned in the Hebrew Bible * Muadh ibn Jabal, a scholar in Islam Places * Jabal Amman, part of Amman, Jordan * Jabel, a German municipality * Jabal, Amreli, a village in Gujarat, India * Jabal Rural District, in Iran * Jabal is the Arabic word for “mountain” * Dzhebel, town in Bulgaria * Jebel, Timiș, a commune in Timiș County, Romania * Jibal, late 1st-millennium-CE West-Asian realm Other uses * Djebel (1937–1958), a racehorse See also * * * * * {{disambiguation ...
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Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) is a heavy rail rapid transit system that constitutes the bulk of the railway network in Singapore, spanning—with the exception of the forested core and the island's rural northwest—the length and width of the city-state's main island.Singapore's heavy rail network is composed of four distinct systems. Two of the four are rapid transit networks, chiefly the MRT system, which falls entirely within the city-state and forms the core of the network, and the planned two-station cross-border Johor Bahru–Singapore rapid transit system, which is expected to open in the mid-2020s, and will link to the mainline MRT. The other two systems include one currently operational cross-border intercity service from Singapore's Woodlands Train Checkpoint to Malaysia, as well as the planned Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail system. The first section opened on 7 November 1987, and the network has since grown rapidly in accordance with Singapore's aim of devel ...
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SkyTrain (Vancouver)
SkyTrain is a light rapid transit system in the Metro Vancouver Regional District, serving Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and surrounding municipalities. SkyTrain has of track and uses fully automated trains on grade-separated tracks running on underground and elevated guideways, allowing SkyTrain to hold consistently high on-time reliability. The name "SkyTrain" was coined for the system during Expo 86 because the first line (Expo) principally runs on elevated guideway outside of Downtown Vancouver, providing panoramic views of the metropolitan area. SkyTrain uses the world's second-longest cable-supported transit-only bridge, known as SkyBridge, to cross the Fraser River. With the opening of the Evergreen Extension on December 2, 2016, SkyTrain became the longest rapid transit system in Canada and the longest fully automated driverless system in the world. The total lengths of the automated lines of the Singapore MRT and Kuala Lumpur Rapid KL have since surpassed those of ...
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Guinness World Records
''Guinness World Records'', known from its inception in 1955 until 1999 as ''The Guinness Book of Records'' and in previous United States editions as ''The Guinness Book of World Records'', is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by twin brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London, in August 1954. As of the 2021 edition, it is now in its 66th year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages, and maintains over 53,000 records in its database. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums. The popularity of the franchise has resulted in ''Guinness World Records'' becoming the primary international authority on the cataloguing and verification of a huge number of world records. The organisation employs record adjudicators to verify the authenticity of the sett ...
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Expo 2021
Expo 2020 ( ar|إكسبو 2020) is scheduled to be a World Expo to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, originally was scheduled for 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, the new dates are 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. Despite being postponed, organizers will keep the name ''Expo 2020'' for marketing and branding purposes. It is the first time that a World Exposition has been postponed to a later date rather than cancelled. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) general assembly in Paris named Dubai as the host on 27 November 2013. Organization The main site of Expo 2020 Dubai will be a 438-hectare area (1083 acres) located between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near Dubai's southern border with Abu Dhabi. The master plan, designed by the American firm HOK, is organized around a central plaza, entitled ''Al Wasl'', enclosed by three large Thematic distr ...
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Baghdad Metro
The Baghdad Metro is a proposed rapid transit network for the Iraqi city of Baghdad. Construction is expected to start around 2021. Background Commuter rail service The Baghdad commuter rail service operated by the state owned Iraqi Republic Railways. It resumed operation in October 2008. The train ran about between Baghdad Central Station and the southern neighborhood of Dora. It operates two round trips a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The Baghdad Metro and the passenger train that runs between Baghdad and Basra, which resumed service in 2007, were the first two regular passenger services to resume in Iraq since the Iraq War. The rolling stock for the commuter train entered service in 1983. In February 2009 Iraqi Republic Railways introduced a passenger service between Baghdad and Fallujah. IRR intends in future to extend the service to Ramadi. Previous metro proposals Saddam Hussein launched the multi-billion-dollar subway project in 1983 to alleviate ...
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Cairo Metro
The Cairo Metro ( ar|مترو أنفاق القاهرة|Metro Anfāq al-Qāhirah, lit. "Cairo Tunnel Metro" or   ) is the rapid transit system in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It was the first of the three full-fledged metro systems in Africa and the first in the Arab world to be constructed. It was opened in 1987 as Line 1 from Helwan to Ramsis square with a length of . As of 2013, the metro carried nearly 4 million passengers per day. As of August 2020, the Cairo Metro has 74 stations (mostly at-grade), of which 3 are transfer stations, with a total length of . The system consists of three operational lines numbered from 1 to 3. The Cairo Metro is run by the National Authority for Tunnels. The lines use standard gauge (). Operations The middle two cars (4th and 5th) of each train have been reserved for women since 1989 (the 5th car becomes mixed-use after 21:00). There are blue signs at every station that signify the position of these cars. These cars are used as an option fo ...
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Arab World
The Arab world ( ar|العالم العربي '), formally the Arab homeland ( '), also known as the Arab nation ( '), the Arabsphere, or the Arab states, consists of the 22 Arab countries which are members of the Arab League. A majority of these countries are located in Western Asia, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa; the southernmost member, the Comoros, is an island country off the coast of East Africa. The region stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Indian Ocean in the southeast. The eastern part of the Arab world is known as the Mashriq, and the western part as the Maghreb. Arabic is used as the ''lingua franca'' throughout the Arab world. Malta, an island country in Southern Europe whose national language also derives from Arabic (through Sicilian Arabic), is not included in the region. Similarly, Chad, Eritrea, and Israel recognize Arabic as one of their official or working langu ...
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Arabian Peninsula
The Arabian Peninsula (; ar|شِبْهُ الْجَزِيرَةِ الْعَرَبِيَّة, , "Arabian Peninsula" or , , "Island of the Arabs") is a peninsula of Western Asia, situated northeast of Africa on the Arabian Plate. At , the Arabian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in the world. Geographically, the Arabian Peninsula includes Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Yemen, as well as the southern portions of Iraq and Jordan. The biggest of these is Saudi Arabia. The Peninsula, plus Bahrain, the Socotra Archipelago, and other nearby islands form a geopolitical region called Arabia, which is the largest region in the world without any permanent rivers. The Arabian Peninsula formed as a result of the rifting of the Red Sea between 56 and 23 million years ago, and is bordered by the Red Sea to the west and southwest, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the northeast, the Levant and Mesopotamia to the north and the Arabian Sea an ...
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Sky News
Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006. Sky News is currently Royal Television Society News Channel of the Year, the 12th time it has held the award. It is a provider of live streaming world news which can be viewed via its website, YouTube, and various mobile devices and digital media players. A sister channel, Sky News Arabia, is operated as a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation. Another sister channel, Sky News Australia, was part-owned by Sky News parent Sky plc until December 2016. A channel called Sky News International, simulcasting the UK channel directly but without British advertisements, is available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Asia Pacific, Australia, and the Americas. Narrated segments (w ...
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Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ( ar|محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم|links=no; ; born 15 July 1949) is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Since his accession in 2006, after the death of his brother Sheikh Maktoum, he has undertaken reforms in the UAE's government, starting with the UAE Federal Government Strategy in April 2007. On October 19, 2020 he led the UAE Council of Ministers that ratified a peace agreement with Israel, normalizing diplomatic relationships between the two countries. He oversaw the growth of Dubai into a global city, as well as the launch of a number of major enterprises including Emirates Airline, DP World, and the Jumeirah Group. Many of these are held by Dubai Holding, a company with multi-diversified businesses and investments. Sheikh Mohammed has overseen the development of numerous projects in Dubai including the creation of a technology park and a free economic zon ...
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