UAE: Dubai Roads & Transport Authority is studying proposed alignments for extensions of the city’s two metro lines that would open in time for Expo 2020.

An 18·5 km extension to the Red Line is planned from Jebel Ali to the Expo 2020 site with 12 stations. At the other end of the line, a 3·5 km one-station extension from Rashidiya to Mirdif City Centre has been approved, with a proposal being studied to extend it further south to Al Warqa’a.

The Green Line would be extended by 20·6 km from Al Jaddaf to Academic City with 11 stations. Of this alignment, 12 km would be elevated and 8·6 km underground.

Four further lines have been proposed. The north-south Purple Line would connect the city’s two airports; the Gold Line would link Dubai Marina area, Arabian Ranches and Deira. Both are due to open by 2025.

The Blue Line would run north-south parallel to Dubai Bypass Road, and the Pink Line would run east-west from City of Arabia to Al Sufouh. These are due for completion by 2030.