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The Dubai Metro is bringing thousands of people daily to different places with ease – workplace, grocery stores, malls, and parks, among others. No wonder this is the top choice for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) when they commute around the emirate.

Many OFWs shared different experiences in riding the Metro. Some are plain funny, and others are inspiring, too!

Kindness in Metro

OFW Kris Summer Carel shared the kindness other passengers showed her when she rode the Metro during her pregnancy.

Carel said that many people offered their seat to her when she entered the Metro. She also shared how a policeman assisted her on her way out.

Metro as venue for OFWs to catch up

Meanwhile, May Largado Manuba shared that usually many OFWs meet accidentally and catch up while riding a Metro. For her, these are the moments that she deems to be memorable.

First time riders

OFW Bella An-Nisa shared her experience riding the Metro for the first time with her brother. An-Nisa was looking for a job then and was with her brother. The two entered the one designated for gold card holders despite having a silver card. The ending, An-Nisa’s brother was asked to pay a Dh120 fine.

Another OFW, Lizette Amodia Balane, had the same experience as An-Nisa. While it was an honest mistake on her part, the government is strict with its rules and she was asked to pay Dh120 fine.

Kris Saberola has been working in Dubai for only a few days when he decided to ride a Metro. Unfamiliar with the Metro rule separating women and children from men, Saberola mistakenly rode a cabin for women. The door closed even before Saberola got to blink.

Unplanned trip to the hospital

Roland Bancog once had a sleepy ride but it turned into a nightmare when his jaws locked after yawning and his mouth stayed open for the next 45 minutes. At that time, Bancog was on his way to Al Jafiliya.

His advice to his fellow OFWs: “Kapag humikab, maliit lang.”

Do you have other experiences while riding the Metro? Share it with us!

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