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Date: 17/12/2008

Shaikh Mohammed approves Green Line metro station design

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the heritage-inspired design of Al Ras and Al Ghubaiba Stations on the Green Line of Dubai Metro.

The design, derived from the heritage of the city, reflects the historical legacy profile of Dubai in a style that matches its surroundings. While reviewing the designs, Shaikh Mohammad directed that the possibility of adopting such designs for more metro stations should be explored, as he was impressed with the design of both stations that illustrate the history and civilisation of the UAE.

Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), said the conceptual design of the two stations focuses on the traditional architectural ingredients used in antique buildings such as wind towers (Brajeel), oriel (mashrabia), alleyways (sukaik), internal arches and others in an advanced setting.