Technology allows Dubai residents to take a virtual tram ride

Face masks which show 3d images are giving Dubai residents a taste of what a journey by tram will be like.

The virtual reality devices have been put together by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) ahead of the new transport network’s launch on November 11.

Mirdif City Centre, Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, saw the launch of the devices which have also been on display at Ghubaiba Metro Station.

Moaza Saeed Al Marri, director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, said: “The ocular device users find themselves in one of the waiting stations where they hop on the tram and tour the gold and silver coaches, and view children and women compartments, besides enjoying a window view of Dubai’s gorgeous sceneries and landmarks such as Al Sufouh, Knowledge Village, the Palm Jumeirah, Marina Towers, Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence, relishing a suspenseful virtual trip.

“The introduction of virtual reality technology system was conceived as part of the endeavours to promote the Dubai Tram, as an entertaining means of transport capable of serving the transit needs of the target groups lifting them to their intended destinations.”