DUBAI 1 April 2017: You don’t have to take your car and find parking if you want to visit the region’s biggest IT consumer show – Gitex Shopper. Take the Dubai Metro.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will extend the service hours of the Dubai Metro on Saturday(1st April) to serve the anticipated massive number of visitors to Gitex Shopper 2017. The 4-day exhibition ends today [Saturday, April 1].
“The service hours of the Red and Green metro lines will be extended one hour on Saturday, April 1 (last day of the Exhibition),” said RTA.
The RTA had extended the Metro hours Wednesday (29th March), opening day of Gitex Shopper.
“The operation hours of the Dubai Metro Red Line on Wednesday, March 29 will be from 5.30 am to 01.00 am (early morning of the following day) i.e. offering one additional operation hour. On the same day, the Green Line will start operation at 05.50 am and continue up to 01.00 am (early morning of the following day) i.e. offering one additional operation hour,” said Mohammed Yousef Al Mudharreb, Director of Rail Operation, Rail Agency, RTA.
“Gitex Shopper is a flagship shopping event for IT & communication devices in the region. Hosted annually by Dubai, the extravaganza attracts dozens of thousand visitors from the region and far afield. The Exhibition is hosted by the Dubai World Trade Center; which is just steps away from the metro station that bears the name of the Center.
“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 to and from the venue. The metro ride will also save the time & effort of visitors, ridding them of the hassles associated with the use of vehicles,” added the Director of Rail Operation.
– By Angel Chan