UAE Exchange (Dubai Metro)

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UAE Exchange
مركز الإمارات العربية المتحدة للصرافة
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Services
Preceding station   Dubai Metro   Following station
TerminusRed Line
toward Rashidiya

UAE Exchange (Arabic: مركز الإمارات العربية المتحدة للصرافة‎; previously called Jebel Ali[1][2]) is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

History[edit]

The station was inaugurated in March 2011 and was expected to handle over 4,000 passengers daily. It is the last stop on the Red Line, and has a total handling capacity of 11,000 passengers per direction. It is the only metro station that is built on the ground, and is not elevated or underground.[3]

The station was previously called Jebel Ali, before it was renamed in June 2015 to UAE Exchange following an agreement between Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and UAE Exchange. The naming agreement was inked as part of RTA's rebranding strategy.[1]

Location[edit]

The station is located in Jebel Ali, and mainly serves employees working and living in the industrial zone of Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jebel Ali station renamed UAE Exchange". Gulf News. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dubai Metro Jebel Ali Station renamed". Emirates 24/7. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Ahmed, Ashfaq (11 March 2011). "Jebel Ali Station on Red Line of Dubai Metro opens". Gulf News. Retrieved 29 June 2015.