Yes, Dubai skies lit up last night for the launch of a futuristic metro on the 9-9-2009.
They say it is one of the cheapest metros yet and the longest automated system in the world with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and fancy compartments.
I personally have not tried it yet but I have seen it. It has over 29 stations.
I am not sure if a lot of people will ride it especially when the stations are so far from each other, when the price of a tank is around 25 cents and when most people have cars if not fancy ones. I know if I were rich I would not park my Maserati and ride it everyday. But I know some of my friends are going for a ride this week end just to see it and try it. It sounds a bit daft though...
'What are you doing this week-end?'
'Oh, not much, just thought I will go for a metro ride.'