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Thursday, 10 May 2012

miss b loves....the Dubai Metro




The Dubai Metro is driverless and the world's longest fully automated metro network - 75kms. Most of the metro is elevated and provides amazing views of Dubai's spectacular skyscraper architecture.


The metro station architects, Aedas were asked to design an innovative, iconic  structure reflecting Dubai's ancient traditions and finally agreed on a beautiful shell form inspired by the diving and pearl fishing heritage which led to Dubai's early prosperity. The roofs of all the stations are an illuminescent shell.............


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The interior designers used the themes of earth, water, fire and air and I was particularly impressed with these eye-catching jellyfish shaped chandeliers at Khalid Bin Al Waleed station. 




I love the contrast between the futuristic style of the metro station exterior with the interior of Al Ghubaiba station where the walls are lined with beautiful images depicting Dubai's rich cultural heritage .... windtowers, camels, traditional dress, horses....








There are even stylish light fittings with a traditional, arabic look.....


This station is very close to the Creek which explains this quirky sign at the entrance (carrying fish is not allowed on the metro!).....




The Metro makes moving around the city so much easier now - it's inexpensive, incredibly clean and so much better than sitting in a traffic jam and if you avoid the morning and evening rush hours there are even plenty of seats too! 

42 comments:

  1. That is an impressive metro line indeed. Last time I was in Dubai, they were still building it. I would love to revisit Dubai, there are always new things to discover in each visit : )

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  2. the line it's completed...everything in dubai is eccentric!

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  3. Thanks for the visit!I like your blog! I'm following it, and you?
    so tender
    http://somiss-darling.blogspot.it/

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    1. Thanks, Sonia for following. I'll visit your blog again soon.

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  4. Looks very cool Miss B - a huge improvement on the London dingy one :)

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  5. i always wanted to go to dubai :)
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    MOSAMUSE.com

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  6. That metro is incredible! Seriously, I cannot believe those pictures are from around a metro station! Beautiful. :)

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  7. I don't believe the metro was there when I visited years ago. So many innovative things in Dubai!
    ~Karen
    http://fashionboardconfessional.blogspot.com

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    1. It was in September 2009 that the first section of the Metro opened.

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  8. what an accentric looking city~ looks like a fun place to visit!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  9. Interesting ~ I like the ocean-like feel and the "theme" behind the architecture. Thanks for sharing!

    Enjoy your day!

    leslie

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  10. So impressive! I love all the cool details!

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  11. Amazing! I'd like to spend more time in Dubai for fun. I love the architecture.

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  12. Wow, the metro centre looks amazing! I've never been to Dubai before, but it's always a place that has interested me architecturally! xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  13. Wow, this makes me want to visit Dubai more and more. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Have a great Friday and I hope you can check out my summer fedora style today! ;)

    xo Grace
    Have a great weekend!

    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  14. Looks like the face of the future - very cool!

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  15. Amazing! It almost looks surreal it's so futuristic. I love that they have a sign about not carrying fish!

    Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Stephie x

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  16. Amazing blog !I'm following it , and you ?
    Thanks for your lovely comment !

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    1. So pleased you like it and thanks for following. I'll definitely visit your blog again soon.

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  17. Can you believe I live 1 hour flight to Dubai and I haven´t been there yet?


    http://ladiesandthecityfashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. You really must go there - just one hour away!!

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  18. Such great style...love the lines!!

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  19. AMAZING!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  20. This is such a work of art! I haven't seen anything like it before, but I guess nothing is normal or usual in Dubai so this makes sense haha! Great photos!

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  21. Amazing photos and style!
    Stacy

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  22. AWWW thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) I follow you to..and I hope you come back and visit soon:) I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

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  23. Wow, this looks incredible! I'd love to visit Dubai someday!

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  24. How amazing is this?! I have to go back to Dubai again, I was 3 years ago there and now there are lots of new things to discover.

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  25. ..woaw..double..woaw..Ive heard a lot of dubai..but never been there..thanks for sharing..

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  26. Thanks for visiting my blog today...have a nice evening...love Ria...xxx..

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  27. love Dubai metro!! Wanna go back there..

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