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Dubai Metro hours to be extended for Gitex Shopper 2017

Dubai's transport authority announces plans to extend the hours of the city's metro system to serve growing number of visitors

Dubai Metro hours to be extended for Gitex Shopper 2017

Dubai's transport authority has announced plans to extend the hours of the city's metro system to serve visitors to Gitex Shopper later this week.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said in a statement that it will extend the operating hours of the Dubai Metro on Wednesday March 29 and Saturday April 1.

On Wednesday, the Red Line will operate from 5.30am to 1am early on Thursday while the Green Line will run from 5.50am to 1am on Thursday, each extended by an hour.

Both the Red and Green metro lines will also be extended by an hour on Saturday April 1 while the service will be normal on Thursday and Friday, the other days of Gitex Shopper.

Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, director of Rail Operation, Rail Agency, RTA, said: “With the growing footfall of Gitex Shopper every year, Dubai Metro is continuing to offer a convenient ride for visitors of the event, availing them a smooth, safe and express transit experience."

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