People of Dubai are quite excited about upcoming launch of Dubai Metro. Some consider it as a refreshing alternate to traffic-clogged buses and overcharging taxis, while others take it as an attractive addition to Dubai landscape, allowing commuters to access far reached places with far more conveniently than currently possible.
The Metro station named City Centre Station, built right next to Deira City Center, the popular shopping mall, will not only serve visitors to the mall but thousands of others working in hotels, banks, airline offices and offices in the Port Saeed area of Deira.
It is the first underground station on the Red Line when coming from Al Rashidiyah and Dubai airport.
It has been built under the intersection on Al Ittihad Road, linking with Street 14 (name of the road behind the Deira City Centre).
It is located at the Al Ittihad Road intersection between the Dnata building intersection and the Floating Bridge intersection.
The station has four access points, providing access to commuters on all four sides of the intersection.
The City Centre Station was built primarily to provide an alternate transport mode for shoppers to Deira City Centre – one of the first air-conditioned malls built in Dubai.
The Dubai Shopping Centre is another comparatively smaller mall close to the station. There are also a number of leading banks located just two to 10 minutes walk from the station.
There are more than one dozen three- to five-star hotels in the vicinity within a walking distance not more than 10 minutes. Offices of the Ministry of Energy and Etisalat are located within a 10-minute walk.
Those who work in or want to visit the Dnata Building, which houses offices of almost all the airlines operating in Dubai, can also use the City Centre Station.
It will be one of the most convenient stations for commuters coming from Sharjah. They can park their cars and ride the Metro to continue their journey using the Red Line to their destinations on the way to Jebel Ali.
There are ample parking facilities available around the station.
This station will also be the closet for visitors to the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club – voted one of the ‘top-100 Must Play’ golf courses in the world. It incorporates an 18 hole golf course, a five star hotel, residential villas and 121-berth marina.
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