Dubai ruler visits pupil who rescued friends from bus fire 

In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi. (Courtesy Sheikh Mohammed's official Twitter account)
Updated 04 September 2019

Dubai ruler visits pupil who rescued friends from bus fire 

  • In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi
  • Al-Kaabi saved his mates who were heading to school when a massive fire broke out on their bus

DUBAI: An Emirati pupil who rescued his mates after a fire broke out in their school bus has been visited by UAE Vice President and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid in honor of his heroic act.
In a video that went viral, Sheikh Mohammed is seen walking alongside student Khalifa Al-Kaabi on Wednesday at his school. The Dubai ruler also met the boy’s friends who were boarding the bus at the time of the incident, in Kalba.

Three students were on board heading to school when a massive fire broke out in their bus on Tuesday morning, local newspapers have said. 

Al-Kaabi warned the bus driver that smoke was coming from under the vehicle. The driver stopped but saw nothing underneath the bus and decided to keep going.
In a few seconds, a massive fire engulfed the bus and Al-Kaabi  managed to push his mates out of the bus door and call the police for rescue.

 


Dubai Metro line extension will open to public in September

Updated 09 July 2020

Dubai Metro line extension will open to public in September

  • The $2.9 billion project, called Metro Route 2020, adds seven stations to the city’s Red Line
  • The new stations will serve communities in the southern part of Dubai

DUBAI: The Dubai Metro line’s 15-kilometer route extension was inaugurated on Wednesday and will be open to the public in September.

The $2.9 billion project, called Metro Route 2020, adds seven stations to the city’s Red Line, including one for the Expo 2020 site.

“The project offers safe and smooth transport for Expo visitors and residents of Dubai communities,” a statement carried by state-run WAM said.

The expansion comes as part of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority’s masterplan to provide an integrated mass transit system comprising the metro, tram, buses and marine transport.

The new stations will serve communities in the southern part of Dubai, including The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investment Park.