Emaar announced on Tuesday that there are plans for a covered walkway to link the Dubai Mall with the nearby Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa Metro station. The walkway will be 820 metres long and will contain 10 moving travelators to carry passengers to and from the mall and the Metro Station.
It has long been a bugbear of users of the Dubai Metro station that they had to get a bus from the station to the Dubai Mall or the Burj Khalifa. It seemed like bad planning that the mall and the Metro did not meet and you had to wait around for a bus to turn up to link the two. So the news will come as a great relief to those who use the Dubai Metro regularly to get to the Mall, whether that be for work or pleasure.
The walkway is planned to be up and running by 2013 and each of the travelators will be between 80 and 120 metres in length with additional space for people to walk in between the travelators that go in either direction. The plan is that the walkway can also be used by others who are not using the Metro as there are other events that often happen in the area.