There’s a new way to go around the United Arab Emirates soon
Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, is once again at the forefront of another massive project that will link Dubai to Abu Dhabi via train
The track, expected to be around 1,200-kilometer long, will span from the border of Saudi Arabia in the southwest to the border of Oman in the northeast, with additional stops in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
After the first phase became operational in 2016, Etihad Rail recently shared that “significant strides” have been made towards the second phase. The third and final phase is expected to be completed by 2021
Although the rails are initially considered to be used for freight services, the network plans to provide passenger services in the future, perhaps opening up whole new areas for staycations and day trips
The development comes on the heels of another rail project, the UAE Hyperloop, which earlier announced that it will open
The commercial project is intended to cut travel times between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to just 12 minutes