Dubai’s mass transit system use increasing by the year

Dubai: The urban infrastructure of the emirate has expanded dramatically over the years, accommodating the rapid growth in population as well as traffic.
Despite the financial crisis in 2008, Dubai’s population has grown by 44 per cent from around 1.53 million in 2007 to around 2.21 million by the end of 2013.

Most of the recent development, including the spread of population, employment centres, shopping malls, retail and other attractions, have come up outside the old city of Dubai — Deira and Bur Dubai — towards the southern part.
Most of the growth of the city during this time has been driven by the opening of major developments such as Dubai Metro, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Festival City, Business Bay, Sports city, Dubai Marina, and Jumeirah Village