Crossing the Dubai Trolley track could cost you dear – with jay walkers facing fines of a whopping Dhs1,000!
The retro attraction, inspired by the colourful trams of Blackpool and San Francisco, is a sure-fire talking point, but watch your step when you visit lest you find yourself painfully out of pocket.
Signs placed near the route, along Downtown Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, warn that pedestrians who cross the street anywhere other than on one of the designated crossings will be slapped with the pricey penalty. The world’s first hydrogen-powered trolley tram system, Dubai Trolley connects three swanky hotels, The Address Downtown Dubai, Vida Downtown Dubai and Manzil Downtown Dubai.
Operating on a hop-on, hop-off basis, it’ll eventually stretch a distance of 7km, linking attractions including Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain and Souk Al Bahar.
Although capable of reaching a speed of 80km per hour, it’ll travel at a more leisurely 16km per hour and will be linked to Dubai Metro via an air-conditioned travellator.