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56= Abu Dhabi Metro

Project Overview

The Department of Transport plans to

build a metro system for the UAE capital with two circular lines.

The first will serve Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al-Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi Island, Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.

The second will connect Abu Dhabi Island, Mussafah and Mohammed bin Zayed City.

Colin Foreman

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Key Facts

  • Client: Abu Dhabi Department of Transport

  • Sector: Transport

  • Stage: Study

  • Budget: $7bn

  • Completion date: Q4 2018

  • Location: UAE

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