Three Dubai Metro stations have been renamed.
Sharaf DG station (Red Line) has become Mashreq Metro station, while Palm Deira is now called Gold Souq station (Green Line), and Nakheel Harbour and Tower station (Red Line) has been renamed Jabal Ali.
According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the changes will be implemented by June 2.
During this period, external signage and e-systems will be updated, along with audio announcements on the trains.
RTA has signed an agreement granting Mashreq Bank the naming rights of the ex-Sharaf DG Metro Station. Thus, the new name of the station has become Mashreq Metro Station. pic.twitter.com/4wPvwE30YR— RTA (@rta_dubai) May 18, 2020
The naming rights initiative for the Dubai Metro stations was launched by the RTA in 2009 and was the first of its kind worldwide.
- Mashreq Station is an elevated station with an air theme. It spans 6,638 square metres in area and extends 138.28 metres in length. It can accommodate 14,244 riders during peak hours, and a daily capacity to handle 256,392 riders.
- Jabal Ali Station, a transfer station between the Red Line and Route 2020 has a water-theme and covers an area of 8,800 square metres with 150 metres in length. It has a capacity of 16,964 riders during peak hours and a daily ridership of 320,000 riders.
- Gold Souq station is an underground station with a water-themed design over an area of 20,420 square metres and a length of 145.10 metres. It can handle 26,416 riders during peak hours and a daily capacity of 475,488 riders