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Dubai Mall metro link opened by Emaar

820-metre long bridge has capacity for 13,500 people per hour

The link during its construction phase.
The link during its construction phase.

Emaar has opened an 820-metre long air-conditioned metro link, connecting the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall Metro Station with the mall itself.

According to a statement from the company the metro link has ten travellators - each between 70 to 120 metres in length and 1.4 metres in width. The travellators will move at an average speed of 0.5 metres/second. At its peak capacity, it can carry over 13,500 people per hour.

“The link has been a priority for us and we have achieved great progress in its construction as the foundations, columns and steel work have been completed with several professionals and skilled workers involved on the project on a daily basis,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director, Emaar Properties in the statement.

“At 820 metres, the metro link is one of the longest of its kind, linking Dubai Metro with the leading retail and lifestyle destination in Dubai. The direct connection with the Dubai Metro, which is now one of the most popular public transport modes in the city, will help in reducing vehicular traffic, and enable visitors to simply walk across from the station to Downtown Dubai through a temperature-controlled travellator.”

The link is designed in glass, drawing and features a Mashrabia-style façade.
 

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