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Video: Dubai Metro Route 2020 test run spotted

The commercial operations are set to begin on May 20, 2020. Route 2020 construction is right on track. On Wednesday (July 10), Khaleej Times captured photos of new carriages being tested along the tracks of Al Furjan station, where external cladding works have been completed. Back in March this year, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority…

Video: Dubai Metro Route 2020 test run spotted

The commercial operations are set to begin on May 20, 2020.

Route 2020 construction is right on track. On Wednesday (July 10), Khaleej Times captured photos of new carriages being tested along the tracks of Al Furjan station, where external cladding works have been completed.

Back in March this year, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the trial run of carriages in May and tests shall continue until February 2020 “to ensure the readiness of the train and control systems” before the official opening of the project.

Route 2020 is set to begin commercial operations on May 20, 2020 – five months before the inauguration of the highly anticipated Dubai Expo 2020.

A Dubai Metro train on a trial run in Discovery Gardens. Video: Rahul Gajjar/Khaleej Times @rta_dubai pic.twitter.com/zZwJQ4QSmG
– Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) July 9, 2019

When completed, the 15km Metro extension will link the Nakheel Harbour and Tower station on the Metro’s Red Line to the Expo 2020 site, passing through Dubai Investments Park, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan and Jumeirah Golf Estates. Route 2020 will not only facilitate the transport of millions of riders to the Expo site, but will also serve around 270,000 residents living in those fast-growing communities, according to authorities.

Design

As part of the Expo 2020 showcase, the Route 2020 station on-site features gold-rimmed wings that “reflect the city’s journey towards the future through innovation”.

The multi-level structure of the station comprises a ground floor, mezzanine, concourse, and a train platform level. It will serve the Expo 2020 site and its surroundings, extending from the Expo Village and Expo Mall to the west, and the Expo Yard towards the east.

The central corridor at the concourse level links pedestrian movement between the two sides of the station. It has been designed to handle the expected number of riders throughout the Expo run.

Other Route 2020 stations have been designed to match the existing stations, but the elevated and underground stations were tailored to have a higher capacity.

The elevated stations have an area ranging from 8,100 to 8,800 square metres, and the areas of the underground stations range from 27,000 to 28,700 square metres. The Expo Station has an area of 18,800 square metres.

“The interior design of the Metro stations reflect the four elements of nature: air, earth, fire and water and features futuristic elements,” the RTA has said in a previous statement.

“Architectural finishing works of the station’s lobby, as well as the installation of the footbridge linking the station with the parking area are underway,” it added.

The expected capacity of Route 2020 is around 522,000 passengers per day in both directions, at a rate of 29,000 passengers per hour per direction.

The Dubai Metro Route 2020 will take passengers from Dubai Marina to the Expo site in under 16 minutes.

Back in November last year, 50 new Metro trains have arrived in Dubai, including 15 new carriages to serve Expo 2020.

Static tests of all operating systems of the trains have started, to be followed by dynamic tests that would involve an evaluation of the systems’ performance while in motion.

Cost

Route 2020’s total cost is Dh10.6 billion, including the construction of the railway extension and seven stations, as well as an upgrade to the existing Metro network.

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Worker in UAE stabs roommate over wrong recipe

He allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife. An Asian worker was charged with insult and fighting with his roommate at the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court after he allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife leading to a permanent disability. As per the court records, the case unfolded when the duo had a heated…

Worker in UAE stabs roommate over wrong recipe

He allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife.

An Asian worker was charged with insult and fighting with his roommate at the Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court after he allegedly stabbed him using a kitchen knife leading to a permanent disability.

As per the court records, the case unfolded when the duo had a heated argument over a “wrong recipe” for a dish.

The duo allegedly swore at each other and got involved in a brawl. The forensic report showed the roommate suffered a permanent disability in his hand after the accused slashed his wrist.

Both of them were referred to the public prosecution where they were charged with swearing and assaulting each other. One of them had an additional charge of causing a permanent disability. The case was referred to the RAK Criminal Court where the accused said he was angry after the victim insulted him for telling him about the incorrectly cooked dish.

However, the roommate denied the charges and said that he did not insult or assault the accused. He added that the defendant harshly insulted him for using a wrong recipe and then stabbed him.

The court ordered adjournment of the case to a later time for ruling.

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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Video: Sheikh Mohammed spends birthday with grandkids

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today. To celebrate his 70th birthday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai spent his time relaxing with his family. In a video shared by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of…

Video: Sheikh Mohammed spends birthday with grandkids

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today.

To celebrate his 70th birthday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai spent his time relaxing with his family.

In a video shared by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai on social media, the Dubai Ruler can be seen flocked by his grandchildren as he exits a car. Sheikh Mohammed lovingly interacts with them – exchanging greetings and conversing with his grandkids.

#Family ?? pic.twitter.com/jabuoM3kDH
– Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) July 15, 2019

The video then segues to a moment when Sheikh Hamdan carries one of them and the baby is seen trying to catch Sheikh Mohammed’s attention.

Sheikh Mohammed is celebrating his 70th birthday today. He was born on July 15, 1949, at the Al Maktoum house in Al Shindagha. He is the third of Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum’s four sons. His brothers are Sheikh Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan and Sheikh Ahmed. His mother was Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan, daughter of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, a former ruler of Abu Dhabi.

 

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England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight. England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after New Zealand matched their 15 in a Super Over but lost on fewer boundaries scored in the match after an extraordinary final at Lord’s…

England win Cricket World Cup after Super Over drama

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight.

England won the Cricket World Cup for the first time after New Zealand matched their 15 in a Super Over but lost on fewer boundaries scored in the match after an extraordinary final at Lord’s was tied on Sunday.

England were all out for 241 on the last ball of the 50th over, chasing New Zealand’s 241 for eight.

England scored 14 in the last over but Mark Wood was run out seeking the second run that would have won it for the hosts.

Ben Stokes, who finished on 84 not out, came back for the Super Over with Jos Buttler amid scenes never before seen at the home of cricket.

New Zealand needed two off the last ball of Jofra Archer’s over but Martin Guptill was run out coming back for the second run and England triumphed due to hitting more boundaries on the day.

England, three-times runners-up previously, had bowled and fielded superbly to restrict 2015 runners-up New Zealand to 241-8, with Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes each taking three wickets.

Henry Nicholls made 55 and Tom Latham 47 without ever really looking comfortable but the score began to look challenging as England slumped to 86-4 before Stokes and Buttler put on 110 to set up the amazing finale.

 

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