The Arabian Gulf’s first metro system was launched in Dubai this past Thursday to much fanfare.

The Arabian Gulf’s first metro system was launched in Dubai this past Thursday to much fanfare.

In a region where many rely on their cars for transportation, it will be interesting to see how public transportation is adopted by nationals and expatriates. Much like its neighbors in the Gulf, Dubai has been  attempting to diversify its oil-dependent economy for some time. The emirate-city has come to be seen by many as a leader in forging the Gulf's way to more sustainable infrastructural development.

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