Metro riders, don’t get confused if you hear “the next station is DMCC”, ’cause the JLT Metro terminal is getting a brand new name.
Words by Aroma Kumar
Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) Metro Station will officially be renamed Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) – effective immediately – after the master developer of JLT.
Plans have also been announced to build an air-conditioned walkway from the station to JLT’s Almas Tower and the under-construction Uptown Dubai district.
If you’re in the JLT area and feeling peckish, be sure to check out new lakeside outlet Vietnamese Foodies.
The newly-named DMCC terminal joins the list of re-named metro stations, after Jebel Ali station became UAE Exchange in 2015 and First Gulf Bank (FGB) station was renamed First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) earlier this year. Firms can buy the naming rights to stations for up to 10 years and the scheme has so far generated AED 2 billion in revenue for Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Remember, DMCC station is now where the southbound Metro is replaced by a bus service, as the Metro between DMCC, Nakheel Harbour and Ibn Battuta stations has been suspended since the start of the year, as part of the Route 2020 project to extend the Dubai Metro’s Red Line to the World Expo site.
A statement from DMCC says: “The move highlights DMCC’s ongoing effort to develop, enhance and connect the JLT district, host to a growing community of over 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area.”
Amended 14/8 to correct DMCC quote.