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Air conditioned bus shelters don't work well in the summer. Great.

July 15, 2009 11:20 by

The air conditioned bus shelters installed throughout Dubai breakdown when temperatures soar, reports The National. Ten out of the 17 bus shelters located along a stretch of road are out of order; when the paper contacted the company that operates them, Right Angle Media, they said “Extreme outside temperatures can cause technical difficulties at some shelters, causing the air-conditioners to trip at intervals.”

Trip at intervals? Which intervals? The important ones? Like at noon when the temperature is deliriously high?


  1. M Jacob on July 16, 2009 11:48 am

    They didn’t know what they were getting themselves into. This is a problem that’s going to be hard to fix.

  2. Amin on July 20, 2009 4:49 am

    Furthur to Jacob’s comment, Well, the contractor is supposed to know their stuff…As is the auth. (RTA??) who awards such contracts…So what happens if boith are , lets say, “still on learning curve” …. result is a news report like above !
    Not to play down the achievements of UAE/dubai, at least they thought of such a facility (w/o levying a surcharge on fares, I hope) in the first place, I know lots of others (incld my native country) who are still not able to think about this concept…
    Keep Smiling !

  3. Shehab Ahmed on July 27, 2009 12:30 pm

    as usual most of you always look at the negative side, atleast give them some credit for putting it in the first place. It is a general problem AC always have problems especially here in the summer, so don’t underestimate the power of the sun here as apparently it can ruin how your brain work as well :)


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