In Dubai, traffic is now lesser than congested as before. This is because most of the commuters are now using the new 23 km Green Line Metro which opened last Saturday (September 10, 2011) to the public. The Dubai Metro entered the Guinness World Records as the longest automated driver-less Metro in the world with a total length of 75 km.
According to a Gulf News article “Dubai Metro costs Dh29.5 billion and the next step is the completion of the Al Sufouh Tram, which is set to open in November 2014 at a cost of Dh3.45 billion,” said Mattar Al Tayer, Roads and Transport Authority chief. Dubai, which was losing Dh4.6 billion per year due to traffic congestion until 2007, has saved Dh35.7 billion in time and fuel due to RTA projects costing Dh60 billion.”