Virtual ride on Dubai Tram today at Ghubaiba Metro Station

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is introducing the upcoming Dubai Tram to mall visitors by offering them a virtual tour of the tram. Dubai Tram will be launched on November 11, 2014.
The device is on display at the Ghubaiba Metro station today [November 1] – the Public Transport Day.
Moaza Saeed Al Marri, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, said, “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.
Dubai Tram is the first tramway project, outside Europe, to be powered by a ground-based electric supply system extending along the track, thus obviating the need for catenary cables,” said Al Marri.

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