The first underground train in the Gulf region will open in central Dubai in September 2009.

The first stretch of the 4.7km underground track on the 52.1km Red Line is scheduled to open in September, with the second 7.9km stretch on the 23.9km Green Line opening in March 2010.

The underground section is part of the total 76km metro track being constructed by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority as part of the Dubai Metro Project.

The two lines will meet each other at the two underground stations, Union Square Station and BurJuman Station, offering transfer facilities to passengers.

The total underground track will have ten metro stations.