If you’ve ever ridden on the Paris Metro or the London Underground you’d be shocked at how clean and new the Dubai Metro is in comparison.  Here are three photos from the Dubai Metro.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below?

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Dubai Metro Photo #1.  Certain Dubai Metro cars are reserved for women and children only during peak travel times.  While my two female colleagues and I took advantage of one of the reserved cars, we observed two Arabs who ignored the signs and then ignored a female security guard who explained to them that they’d have to move.  It ultimately took a male security guard to physically escort them from the reserved car.  It was the one and only time that being female in the Middle East had an advantage during my trip!

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Dubai Metro Photo #2.  Whether you’re in London or Dubai, be sure to mind the gap!

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Dubai Metro Photo #3.  Good to know!  

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  1. I have to say the message on the first one is quite surprising, to be honest a little schoking (and I am polite here). I much prefer a less clean subway where women can used it 24/7

    • Oh, women CAN use the metro 24/7. It’s just that during the hours listed, a few of the cars on the metro are exclusively reserved for them, should they want a male-free car.

  2. I hope you were obeying #3 😉 Metro (BTS) here in Bangkok is also more modern, clean and organized then any US or European I have ever used. I have to check whether they have any signs like no eating Durian (stinky fruit) on trains.

    • In Paris I’ve seen people eat on the Metro a few times. I’m sure it’s just me, but I find that similar to eating in or on a toilet. It’s just dirty EVERYWHERE!

  3. Haha! The last sign is fantastic 🙂

  4. And I just noticed what it actually says on the first one. I feel lucky to live in a society with equal rights for all.

    • I agree! I nearly kissed the ground when I landed back in Amsterdam on my way to Milan. It was quite humbling going from a part of the world where women are clearly second class citizens to one of the most progressive countries in the world.


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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


City, One Thing, Three Ways, Photography, Travel


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