Emaar launches ‘Dubai Trolley,’ the region’s first hop-on hop-off transit system in Downtown Dubai
• Spanning 7 km, Dubai Trolley is a new electric-powered transit service for Downtown Dubai residents and visitors
• Innovative service will offer easy connectivity to Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and the upcoming Opera District
• First phase scheduled to be operational early next year
Marking a significant first in the region, Emaar Properties is redefining smart urban mobility with the launch of a world-class trolley tram system in Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development.
A convenient and fun-oriented ‘hop-on hop-off’ transit system, the all-new Dubai Trolley will add tremendous value to Downtown Dubai residents and visitors by offering them an attractive and user-friendly commuting service within the world’s most prestigious square kilometre.
To span a distance of 7 km, Dubai Trolley will serve as an exotic, easy-to-access connecting link betweenthe various iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and The Dubai Mall, the world’s most-visited retail and lifestyle destination.
Aligned along Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the first phase of Dubai Trolley will cover a distance of 1 km and will have three stations to offer passengers easy access to The Dubai Mall, and The Address Downtown Dubai and Vida Downtown Dubai hotels. The first phase is scheduled for completion early.
With The Dubai Mall welcoming millions of visitors every month and Downtown Dubai’s hotels recording strong occupancy levels, Dubai Trolley will add to the convenience of residents and visitors in traversing the 500-acre development described as ‘The Centre of Now.’ They can also effortlessly access Souk Al Bahar, The Dubai Fountain, several residential towers and myriad restaurants on Mohammed Bin Rashid
Boulevard, one of the world’s most vibrant thoroughfares.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director of Emaar Properties, said: “Dubai Trolley is a smart urban mobility service that further builds on the trolley tram systems that are in use in several cities across the US and Europe. While they were a game-changer in public transport when first invented in the 1880s by introducing a new concept to urban mobility, they are now largely used as tourist attractions.
“We have innovated further on both design and technology, incorporating world-class features, for Dubai Trolley. An environmentally sustainable system that supports the development vision of the UAE, Dubai Trolley brings a convenient and user-friendly transit mode to Downtown Dubai. It will add tremendous value to residents and visitors, enabling them to effortlessly access the world-class attractions in the world’s most prestigious square kilometre,” he added.