The Jumeirah Palm monorail in Dubai launched in May 2009 on the Jumeirah Palm Island and will ferries commuters and tourists between the Atlantis hotel resort Aquaventure Park at one end of the island, and Gateway Towers at the entrance to the island, next to the One&Only Royal Mirage hotel. The train is elevated so passengers can get a good view over the Palm Island as they cruise along. The opening of the monorail is significant as it is reportedly the first time public railway transport of this nature has started running in the UAE, the Gulf, and the Middle East.
Serco took over the operation of the Jumeirah Monorail from 06 August 2010. Serco are also the operators of the Dubai Metro