Pointe station on Palm Monorail opens in time for Mayyas gig

Station offers extra stop-off in time for Lebanese dance troupe's live performance at Relm Fest, on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah island

The Palm Monorail on Palm Jumeirah has been open for 13 years. AFP
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The Pointe station on the Palm Monorail has opened to passengers in time for a major music festival this weekend.

The new station will offer direct access to the retail, entertainment and restaurant hub on Palm Jumeirah island.

Fans of America’s Got Talent winners Mayyas could be some of the first passengers to use the new station, when the Lebanese act performs on Friday to celebrate the second anniversary of The Palm Fountain.

The dance troupe will perform live with a backdrop of synchronised fountain shows — five of which will be debuted at the festival.

The three-day Relm Fest also features Egyptian rock band Massar Egbari, Lebanese indie-pop band Adonis and Jordanian rockers Jadal, as well as Emirati singer-songwriter Abri.

It is 13 years since The Palm Monorail opened, and it now connects key landmarks from the Palm Jumeirah Gateway Station to the Golden Mile Galleria, Al Ittihad Park and Nakheel Mall, ending at the Atlantis Aquaventure station.

Now the line will also connect to The Pointe.

Stretching across 5.5 kilometres, the monorail line is the only public transport system on Palm Jumeirah for residents, visitors and tourists.

Single trips cost Dh10 ($2.7), with a return ticket priced at Dh15.

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Updated: October 20, 2022, 5:49 AM