Rail transport in the United Arab Emirates

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Dubai Metro on its opening day September 10, 2009. BurJuman.
Podcar at a personal rapid transit (PRT) station

The United Arab Emirates has a very limited rail network, and has developed or is developing the following railways:


Under Construction[edit]

  • Abu Dhabi Metro under consideration

Freight and Intercity[edit]

  • Etihad Rail network : A new railroad system in the UAE. Parts of it are already complete and limited freight service has started. Passenger traffic should start soon. Other lines are still under construction(see next point)
  • 1200 km of new freight and passenger lines will link the UAE, from the Saudi border on the west, to the Oman border on the east, hopefully by 2018[1]


  1. ^ Kevin Smith. "From sand to sea". railjournal.com. 

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