To all public metro commuters, please be suggested on modifications of a few of the names of the metro stations. In a current announcement made by RTA Dubai, Al Fahidi Station has been renamed to Sharaf DG station as a part of a partnership.

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The change in title additionally applies to 4 different metro stations and can start on 25th November 2020. Altering the names on the exterior indicators, the sensible and E-Methods of the general public transport community in addition to the voice discover onboard might be accomplished on the primary week of February 2021.

Under are the checklist of stations which might be renamed:

  • Al Fahidi to Sharaf DG
  • First Abu Dhabi Financial institution to Umm Al Sheef
  • Noor financial institution to Al Safa
  • Damac to Dubai Marina
  • Nakheel to Al Khail

So to everybody, please be aware of the modifications in these names and be guided accordingly.

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Picture: RTA Dubai

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Under is the put up from RTA Dubai concerning this announcement:


RTA Dubai Renames 5 Metro Stations beginning November 25, 2020

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has signed an settlement granting Sharaf Group the naming rights of the ex-Al Fahidi Metro Station. Thus, the brand new title of the station has turn into Sharaf DG Metro Station. Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes, CEO of Rail Company signed the settlement on behalf of RTA, and Main Common (r) Sharaf Udeen Sharaf Al Hashmi, Vice-President of Sharaf Group, signed on behalf of the Group.

“We’re happy as soon as once more to enter in strategic partnership with Sharaf Group, the main institution within the distribution of electronics and electrical objects of varied varieties. The group boasts of a good picture all around the UAE, due to its modern merchandise and options on this line of enterprise,” mentioned Younes.

“The metro stations naming rights initiative presents a superb funding alternative to personal companies and organisations in varied buying and selling, monetary and repair sectors within the UAE. It allows traders to showcase their names and types in a vibrant metropolis like Dubai with such a high-profile standing within the enterprise, service, finance and vacationer industries,” continued Younes.

al fahidi station is now sharaf dg station
RTA renames Al Fahidi metro station to Sharaf DG metro station

“The initiative entitles traders to turn into strategic companions of a authorities entity that has made beautiful achievements within the area of public transport and infrastructure in document time. Such achievements have rendered the UAE and Dubai specifically, a hub for traders, enterprise leaders and vacationers from all around the world.

“RTA can be eager to spice up the partnership with the personal sector in recognition of the very important function of this sector in driving the nationwide financial progress. It immensely contributes to the switch of information and experience between the 2 sectors, creating job prospects in varied specialities apart from supporting the federal government drive on this regard,” added Younes.

Commenting on the occasion, Ibrahim Sharaf Al Hashmi, Chairman of Sharaf Group, mentioned, “Sharaf Group has been eager to proceed cooperation with the RTA that began with the launch of the Dubai Metro 11 yr in the past. We’re privileged to proceed our affiliation with the RTA by the renaming of the ex Al Fahidi Metro Station as Sharaf DG Metro Station. This initiative is predicated on the directives obtained by Sharaf DG from its senior administration in Sharaf Group so as to add the most effective worth to its companies and reassert the integrity and credibility. Such values are constructed within the coverage of the Group since its inception in 1975. It’s at all times eager to ship the most effective to the neighborhood of Dubai and the UAE.” He expressed deep appreciation to RTA for availing Sharaf Group the chance to cooperate and turn into a part of the event drive of the RTA and Dubai Authorities.

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Sharaf DG in Al Fahidi district

Main Common (r) Sharaf Udeen Sharaf Al Hashmi, Vice-President of the Group, mentioned that Dubai Metro had turn into a number one public transit mode within the area serving thousands and thousands of riders in Dubai, and taking part in a key function in integrating with different mass transit means. “The partnership between Sharaf Group and RTA is an instance of the fruitful cooperation in direction of contributing to the development and prosperity of the UAE on the whole and Dubai specifically.

Hasan Al-Mutawa, Director of Rail Operation, Rail Company, RTA revealed that RTA would rename 4 Dubai Metro stations, particularly First Abu Dhabi Financial institution to Umm Al Sheef, Noor Financial institution to Al Safa, Damac to Dubai Marina, and Nakheel to Al Khail. He famous that the brand new step was taken as a part of a technique of restructuring the naming rights technique.

“RTA launched into a plan beginning on Wednesday 25 Nov 2020 and persevering with as much as the primary week of February 2021 to finalise the renaming of 5 metro stations. The method entails updating names on the exterior indicators and the sensible and E-Methods of the general public transport community in addition to the voice discover onboard the metro trains. Subsequently, we invite the eye of the Dubai Metro riders to be aware of the change within the names of stations displayed on these media,” added Al Mutawaa.

It’s noteworthy that Sharaf DG Metro Station lifts greater than 7.eight million riders each year. The station borders a few of Dubai landmarks such because the Dubai Museum, Heritage Village, and the Grand Souk. RTA launched the Dubai Metro stations naming rights initiative in 2009 and was the primary of its form worldwide. The initiative has made spectacular outcomes since launched and attracted a number of companions. Because of the initiative, a number of manufacturers have turn into so standard in Dubai such because the Mall of the Emirates and Deira Metropolis Centre of Majid Al Futtaim Group.