The Expo 2020 Dubai Metro station.
PHOTO BY RTA
DUBAI – The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) is offering retail outlets and commercial spaces for lease at Dubai Metro stations on Route 2020.
The 15km Route 2020 covers Jebel Ali, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investment Park and Expo 2020 stations.
“These stations offer 40 retail outlets spanning an area of 15,860 square feet in addition to 5 sales kiosks. Metro stations of Route 2020 offer a brilliant investment opportunity for entrepreneurs as they are considered high-attraction spots for shoppers and tourists on the move,” said Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Agency at RTA.
According to the RTA, Route 2020 can handle 46,000 riders per hour in both directions (23,000 riders per direction per hour). Route 2020 is projected to be used by 125,000 riders per day in 2021 and shoot to about 275,000 riders per day by 2030.
Studies also revealed that Expo Station is expected to witness 35,000 visitors per day during weekdays, and 47,000 visitors per day during weekends.
The elevated stations of Route 2020 cover an area from 8,100 to 8,800 square metres. The area of the two underground stations ranges from 27,000 to 28,700 square metres, and Expo station covers 18,800 square metres.
Route 2020 includes the biggest station in the entire Dubai Metro network vis-a-vis the Jumeirah Golf Estates Station. It has an area of 27,000 square metres, extends 226 metres in length, and can handle up to 250,000 riders per day.
The station serves surrounding areas such as the Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Production City and Dubai Sports City. ICA/Expat Media
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