A 1100km network is planned at an estimated cost of Dirhams 25-30
billion ($US 6.8-8.2 billion. Each emirate will finance the
construction of the line within its own territory, although the UAE
government-owned URC will own the assets of the railway when it has
been completed. URC will also be responsible for procuring rolling
stock, and the operation of freight and passenger services.
construction of the UAE Railway is central to the planned Gulf States
Railway, which will eventually link Kuwait with Muscat.