Travelling in the UAE, it was refreshing to see so many innovations to make the travellers’ life more enjoyable. One creative idea was the red and green light scheme in a large shopping mall carpark. Just below roof-level and visible immediately one enters the indoor carpark indicating where the vacant bays were i.e. the green lights. Thus as you drive into the carpark, one quick look will reveal where the empty bays are – a very practical service to the driver.
Another green light indicator was at traffic lights, the green flashes a few times before the orange thus giving extra time and precaution. This gives just that extra safety zone for travellers.
A further very driver-friendly road scheme is the U-turn options at multi-traffic light junctions. I find this an excellent facility that keeps one moving at traffic junctions. Such small, detailed additions, seem to be really client-care related.
Another helpful facility is the extra flashing traffic signal to alert the driver to an imminent change. The air-conditioned bus shelters are most welcome too providing a pleasant waiting environment for the frequent services.
The automatic trains are also excellent. Many are above ground and thus give the visitors a great views of the city. There is a frequent service thoughout the city and outward to the busy Port. Aircbditioned stations assist the travellers also. On many occasions there are connecting moving walkways to nearby shopping malls or connecting bus services. Every assistance is provided to the traveler. Also in many superstores that are lifts wuth windows and revolving restaurants.