The Dubai Mall Metro Link Futuristic Bridge

Artist impression of the glowy, futuristic link.
Emaar is set to develop an 820m-long glassy pedestrian bridge linking the metro station to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.  The footbridge will be fully air-conditioned with extensive glazing overlooking the Downtown District. Its 10 travellators will start at the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro station entrance pod and travel through the Downtown Dubai development before connecting directly with The Dubai Mall. According to Emaar, The travellators can carry over 13,500 people per hour, moving at an average speed of 0.5 metres/second.

Another great idea to invite people to walk. Dubai Mall / Burj Khalifa is just about 5-10 minutes walk away from the metro station. If you take the feeder bus, it would actually take ages before you reach the mall due to bottleneck road congestion. This facility will be very beneficial especially during summer.  The bridge is scheduled to be operational in 2013.

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