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Burj Khalifa Metro station and Dubai Mall to be linked by raised walkway

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A raised pedestrian walkway is to be built to link Burj Khalifa Metro station and The Dubai Mall, it was announced this morning.

The 820-metre glass tube will include 10 moving 'travellators' – five in each direction – and will be completed next year, said Emaar Malls Group, which owns and operates The Dubai Mall.

Officials said they hoped the walkway would reduce the number of vehicles arriving at the mall by making public transport more convenient. Currently, people arriving by Metro must leave the station and walk to the mall, which is not practical during the summer months.

Mohamed Alabbar, the chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “The Dubai Mall is one of the most visited tourist, retail, and leisure destinations in the world.

“While the mall offers covered parking for over 14,000 vehicles, we have been evaluating various alternatives to further streamline visitor traffic and add to their convenience.

“The Dubai Mall Metro link will also serve visitors to Burj Khalifa and the various attractions in Downtown Dubai.”

He said the link would be able to carry 13,500 people per hour.

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