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April 21, 2015

Emaar launches new hydrogen-powered street trolley tram

Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world's first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street trolley tram.

Dubai Trolley

Emaar Properties has unveiled the Dubai Trolley, the world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission street trolley tram.

The new vehicle aims to provide easy and free access for visitors and residents to several attractions in downtown Dubai.

With a capacity to carry 50 passengers, the new double-decker trolley will cover a distance of 1km along Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard. In the initial phase, it will provide access to landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar.

"Emaar is presenting a sustainable transport mode for visitors and residents in downtown Dubai."

Emaar Properties managing director Ahmad Al Matrooshi said: "By integrating the unmatched aesthetics of a trolley tram with a state-of-the-art locomotive system, Emaar is presenting a sustainable transport mode for visitors and residents in downtown Dubai.

"Apart from being environmentally sustainable and enhancing the convenience of the public, it is designed to be another compelling tourist attraction in Dubai."

The Dubai Trolley will also offer convenient hop-on hop-off stops at three downtown hotels such as the Address Downtown Dubai, Vida Downtown Dubai and Manzil Downtown Dubai.

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As part of this development, three Dubai Trolley stations have also opened near these three hotels.

Al Matrooshi added: "Just as a visit to the city is not complete without a tour of downtown Dubai, a trip on Dubai Trolley will become a must-do in the tourist itinerary."

The service will currently be provided from 4pm to midnight on weekdays and from 3pm to 11pm on weekends. Once fully operational, Dubai Trolley will span 7km across the entire breadth of downtown Dubai.


Image: Dubai Trolley will provide access to several iconic attractions in downtown Dubai. Photo: courtesy of Emaar Properties.

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