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The Metro is being built to serve residents and visitors within Dubai and not to ease traffic congestion in neighbouring emirates, said a senior official, reported Gulf News. So far there have been no discussions so far with authorities in the neighboring emirates on the issue of linking the Dubai Metro. While the RTA is working on the plan to extend the Red Line by 16.5 km from Jebel Ali to Dubai-Abu Dhabi borders. Dubai will have a comprehensive network of metro lines and tram tracks to meet the transport needs of an expected 5.2 million population by 2020.