Sunday 24 June 2018

Dubai Metro Station Al Furjan.

This is one of the two new Metro stations being built in Al Furjan where we live in Dubai. It's the new line for the 2020 expo and will be opened in January 2019.

I started photographing the progress of the metro line in November 2018 when we moved to the area. It's unbelievable the speed at which they build over there. The construction of the station started in March 2018.

 March 2018

 April 2018

 May 2018

 June 2018

Peter took the last photo for me yesterday, while I'm in the UK, I suspect by the time I return it will be complete.

I've been documenting various construction projects in Dubai since we moved there in 2014 and have included unusual building designs and other places of interest we've visited around the world.

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 


  1. I do love these staged photos you take. It really shows how the buildings come together.

    1. I started taking them when we moved here, sometimes it's difficult to get access to take the same shot again due to construction

  2. You really are building up an amazing record of what's happening in Dubai. I doubt many people have such a record. There's a book in this. Or who knows, maybe one day you'll open the Chicken Ruby Engineering Museum. But back to the photos....yes this is beign built at frightening speed. Just stunning. #mysundayphoto

    1. there's a hundred books in the making i think

  3. I'm always in awe of how fast building work progresses over there. It must be so interesting to watch all the different buildings taking shape.

    1. it's fascinating, Peter is sending me weekly updates

  4. It's amazing how quickly they get things done. It looks like everything in Dubai...huge

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  5. Hi Suzanne, that really is fast! It's the total opposite here, building work seems to go on forever. How the Greeks managed to build the Parthanon is a wonder sometimes. #mysundayphoto


  6. They really don't hand about when it comes to building in Dubai!

  7. So interesting how these change over time.

    1. our visitors really notice the difference

  8. Wow - they don't do things by half do they, what a construction.

    1. no they dont, really goes up very quickly