Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will open commercial offers on 6 March for the contract to design and build the new metro link connecting to the Expo 2020 site.

The bidders are:

The scheme, known as Route 2020, involves building a 15-kilometre-long line branching off the existing Red Line at the Nakheel Harbour & Tower station, between the Ibn Battuta Mall and Jumeirah Lake Towers stations. The line will also connect to Al-Maktoum International airport.

About 11km of the line will be elevated, with five elevated stations and two underground stations.