Passengers using The Palm Monorail in Dubai can now board and alight at the newly-opened Al Ittihad Park Station.
The new station will allow easy access to Dubai’s Golden Mile which is home to numerous hotels in the city.
The newly built monorail was open for business on Monday and developers Nakheel say the route’s addition to the Palm Monorail will see visitor numbers topping one million.
Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “The Palm Monorail is one of Palm Jumeirah’s biggest success stories. The opening of Al Ittihad Park Station is a massive boost for the island’s investors, residents, visitors and retailers, and further cements our commitment to providing new services and attractions at this world-famous community.
“More people than ever can now enjoy the growing number of facilities on Palm Jumeirah – without using a car to reach them.”
The number of Palm Monorail users has risen by 70 per cent in the last four years. In 2013 there were 590,000 passengers, with 685,000 in 2014, almost 878,000 in 2015 and a million in 2016.
With around 3,000 people now taking trips each day, the number of passengers in 2017 is expected to exceed 1.1 million.