With the opening of the Dubai Tram on November 11, 2014, Dubai has proven itself once again to be a regional and international leader for innovative, architecturally interesting, mass transportation systems. The tram covers a total distance of 10.6 km/hr, and connects the Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR) and the Marina with Knowledge Village, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City. The tram is the first in the world to have platform screen doors and is the first tramway outside of Europe to be powered by ground-based electric supply system which eliminates the needs for unsightly overhead power lines. It is directed connected both Dubai Marina and JLT Dubai Metro Stations. As a result of these ambitious mass transportation systems, a new wave of interest around mass transportation has been sparked through out the GCC and middle-east.
The following short series photos illustrates the Dubai Tram in one of the worlds most dynamic cities - Dubai, U.A.E.
Petros N. Zouzoulas