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09-09-09.

History books will define this date as the launch of GCC’s first metro system- the Dubai Metro. With 70km of magnetic tracks, the Dubai Metro is the world’s largest automated driverless train system.

I have the luxury of having a metro station within 100 meters of my home as well as my office. Needless to say that I will not be driving to work when both these stations are operational. Besides saving the stress of driving in Dubai, I can actually utilize that time to get some work done.

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The onboard Wi-Fi powered by Wi-Max will help me stay connected and I wont have to worry about straying to the next lane while driving and messaging. Just kidding. I will also not have to guess the amount of time I’d need to get to the office to attend a meeting. Unfortunately, this also means that I wont be able to blame my tardiness on the traffic as often as I used to.

All jokes aside, lets take a moment and give our gratitude to the thousands of workers that have worked in this blistering summer heat, non-stop on days- just to get us the comfort of going from point A to B without worrying about a dozen other things:

You’ve left your families and comforts of your home behind to give me a better life.
I Thank You.
Abbas Jaffar Ali

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  2. I am having a horrible experience with Beam. My refund has been pending with them since Nov 2013. When they finally replied they returned one payment and kept the other one and claimed they are giving it to me as a gift for the inconvenience when I had already paid for it. they don’t reply to their emails and I am getting ready to escalate the issue to the authorities. What a horrible horrible service!

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