DUBAI: Dubai announced a series of futuristic urban projects on Tuesday (Apr 30), including a 15km cable car system above the emirate's main road.
The projects - approved by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum - also include a bridge with a garden, bicycle lanes and walkways suspended 60m over a creek, state news agency WAM said.
The 380m long Sky Garden, with an area of 3,422 sq m, will be "a new tourist destination", said WAM.
The Skypods project - consisting of cable cars above Sheikh Zayed Road - will include 21 stations and will move up to 8,400 people an hour in each direction, according to WAM.
There is also a five-year plan to develop roads in the emirate, WAM reported.
The news agency said Careem - recently acquired by global ride-hailing giant Uber for US$3.1 billion - will provide 3,500 bicycles at 350 stations across the emirate, in cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority.
The total cost of the new projects - and the completion timeframes - were not disclosed.
The emirate of Dubai has a population of approximately three million, most of whom are expatriates.
In 2018, the Expo 2020 host welcomed nearly 16 million tourists.