The Dubai Tram- Virtual Ride - Part IV - What you would like to know before November 11, 2014

Posted on 4th November 2014 in Articles

The RTA has introduced the Dubai Tram already to mall visitors on November 1 on the occasion of Public Transport Day at Ghubaiba Metro Station ahead of its launch on November 11. The virtual ride starts by wearing oculus masks fitted with lenses to enable riders view 3D images on a TV screen that takes the rider away to simulate a Dubai Tram trip.

Virtual tour

According to Moaza Saeed Al Marri, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, “The Dubai Tram is a new valuable addition to the array of distinguished mass transit systems in the Emirate. The all-new experience evoked a huge response from families when displayed at Mirdif City Centre where visitors were treated to a semi-realistic experience of boarding and travelling aboard the tram and touring various stations. This prompted us to replicate the experience in Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. The simulator will be on display at Ghubaiba Metro station during the events of the Public Transport Day on November 1, so that everyone can have an idea about this transit mode which has come to suffice the needs of public transport users,” she said.

Al Marri said, “The RTA is the first government entity to use the virtual trip technology, where the virtual ride starts by wearing oculus masks fitted with lenses to enable riders view 3D images on a TV screen that takes the rider away to simulate a Dubai tram trip.”

“The ocular device users find themselves in one of the waiting stations where they hop on the tram and tour the gold and silver coaches, and view children and women compartments, besides enjoying a window view of Dubai's gorgeous sceneries and landmarks such as Al Sufouh, Knowledge Village, the Palm Jumeirah, Marina Towers, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, relishing a suspenseful virtual trip. Virtual riders will also have a look at the unique features, delicacy and luxury of the tram coaches and fancy trips before they can enjoy such experience in the real-world practice,” she said.

The Dubai Tram: What you need to know before November 11, 2014

1. Part I- gives an introduction to what the Dubai Tram Project is all about 2. Part II-  explains in detail the tram's associated facilities and route. 3. Part III- details the fares, routes and expected timings 4. Part IV- shows how RTA has geared up to cater to the expectations surrounding the opening of the Tram with a virtual tour on Road Transport Day.

More about the Dubai Tram project at Ventures MENA Projects Database:

Dubai Tram - Phase 1 Dubai Tram - Phase 2 Dubai Tram - Phase 3 Back to all ONSITE Exclusives

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