Dubai Consumer Mirror

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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History is in the making today for Dubai, UAE and the Middle East.

First, we have the launch of the highly anticipated Dubai Metro. Truly a proud moment to all Emaratis in general and the Dubaians in specific. Good work guys. Live the moment, you've earned it.

And 2, i think its the first time ever that we get a middle eastern topic trending as No1 trend on Twitter and that is NOT related to a a plane crash, a controversial celeb visiting, a corrupt election, Israel or Iraq.

This is Dubai making the headlines and making all eyes on it.

Respect goes to the 30k fine men in blue who worked (and still working) day and night to meet their deadlines.

Must also not forget the hard work of Dubai’s twitter community who worked relentlessly to move #Dubaimetro up to become number one.

Here is to Dubai.

11 Comments:

  • Cheers dude!

    By Blogger KJ, at September 9, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

  • Cheers!

    By Blogger Dubai Jazz, at September 9, 2009 at 3:13 PM  

  • Congrats for the Dubai Metro. As you said, they earned it.

    But with all due respect to twitterers in Dubai and the emirates, I think the #trendingtopic is more than just an expression of enthusiasm.

    I suspect that the International PR firm responsible for creating buzz and promoting the Metro has some sort of an "operation twitter and social media".

    But then again i could be wrong..

    By Blogger Mustapha, at September 9, 2009 at 3:20 PM  

  • Surprisingly Mustapha - I think it was instigated by @wildpeeta. We all just jumped on the bandwagon and it was frenetic but very satisfying. We should do it for a good cause next time.

    Can't wait to ride the metro.

    By Blogger Mita, at September 9, 2009 at 3:36 PM  

  • I'm really excited :)

    Dubai Metro was a big success so far, let's hope we get the targeted 30% of car drivers in these trains now.

    Two things I wanted to see are an Al-Nahyan attending the opening ceremony and Sheikh Mohammed taking one of the connecting busses once he left the station at Rashidiya today.

    We need to educate people that buses are cool (they are also airconditioned) and at least note that the RTA have added many new buses to ferry people from their destinations to the metro stations and back.

    I cannot wait to use it. Will probably start during the weekend :) Especially to the dreaded BurJuman area.. oh wait.. Khalid Bin Walid St :)

    By Blogger BuJassem, at September 9, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

  • Mita,

    I believe the first one to mention #dubaimetro and 'trend'in the same tweet this morning was me :)

    I could be wrong, though. And it don't matter, as long as we've made it.

    By Blogger Dubai Jazz, at September 9, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

  • well earned Dubai.

    hats down to the people of UAE

    By Blogger Naseem, at September 10, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

  • AWESOME!!!!!!!


    I cannot beleive the first metro has rolled out today!! It was unbeleiveable for me to ride the metro today. I sent out the pics to my friends all over the world and what a response!!!

    Hats off to RTA to roll out the metro on exactly the same day as was comitted 4 years back. Check out pics of the new petro at my blog.

    By Blogger Photos Dubai, at September 10, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

  • Congrats! You saved the world, cured cancer, and made the UAE a buch better place!

    I wish someone would kill you. I really do. Maybe I'll post a reward on your head. 10K seems ok. Any takers?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

  • Anon - meskeen enta wallahi ... honeslty, you need some professional help. Chieyk 3el yellow pages 7ag 3yeadat el 6eb el nafsi fe Abu Dhabi..

    By Blogger moryarti, at September 10, 2009 at 11:44 PM  

  • Is it just me or did everyone look down/up to see what other applications/websites you are using?

    I should stop being so nosey!

    Ramy.

    By Blogger Ramy in Dubai, at September 15, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

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