Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will open just 10 out of 29 stations when the Dubai Metro starts running on 9 September.

The ten stations will be Rashidiya, Dubai Airport Terminal 3, Deira City Centre, Al-Rigga Road, Union Square, Khalid bin Waleed Street, Al-Jafliah, Financial Centre, Mall of the Emirates, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower.

The remaining 19 stations will open at a later date.

The cost of the project has exceeded its budget by 80 per cent. It was originally expected to costs AED16bn and is now likely to cost AED28bn to finish. The increase in cost stems from changes to the scope and design of the project (MEED 17:10:08).