Dubai Metro Ultimate Guide
Dubai Metro Guide - Timing, Stations, Lines, Costs

Dubai Metro is extending every year since it’s launch in 2009. Moving around the city with Dubai metro is pretty simple and affordable. Here is the ultimate guide about Dubai Metro for tourists and public transport users.

Since it is such an essential aspect of living in Dubai. All UAE Tours brings to you an entire guide of the metro train in Dubai. In this guide, you will know all the information on the timings, ticket prices and list the metro stations in Dubai to help you choose the right decision when traveling through Dubai using the metro.

Dubai Metro Lines

Two lines of the metro have been constructed and another new one will be open in May 2020.

LINEOPENEDROUTE
Red Line2009Rashidiya to UAE Exchange (Jebel Ali)
Green Line2011Etisalat to Creek
Route 2020Opening 2020.Nakheel Harbour and Tower to Expo 2020.

In Route 2020 15 km extension added to Dubai Metro. It will be from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station to the Expo 2020 site.

Dubai Metro Timings

The metro in Dubai is operational overall the week. The Dubai Metro working hours are a little bit different for the Red Line and Green Line.

Red Line Dubai Metro Timing

DAY
REDLINE DUBAI METRO TIMING
Saturday to Wednesday Dubai metro timings
05:00 am – 12:00 am (midnight)
Thursday Dubai metro timings
05:00 am – 1:00 am (The next day)

 

Green Line Dubai Metro Timing

DAY
GREENLINE DUBAI METRO TIMING
Saturday to Wednesday Dubai metro timings
05:30 am – 12:00 am (midnight)
Thursday Dubai metro timings
05:30 am – 01:00 am (The next day)

Friday Dubai Metro Timing

Dubai Metro Line
FRIDAY METRO TIMINGS DUBAI
Red Line Metro timings Friday
10:00 am – 1:00 am (The next day)
GreenLine Metro timings Friday
10:00 am – 1:00 am (The next day)

Last Train Timings For The Last Metro Stops On The Red Line

Day
Last train from UAE Exchange to Rashidiya
Last train from Rashidiya to UAE Exchange
Saturday to Wednesday
10:55 pm
10:54 pm
Thursday
01:56 pm
11:56 pm
Friday
11:53 pm
11:53 pm

Last Train Timings For The Last Metro Stops On The Green Line

Day
Etisalat to Creek
Creek to Etisalat
Saturday to Wednesday
11:24 pm
11:21 pm
Thursday
12:22 pm
12:20 pm
Friday
12:22 pm
12:20 pm

Dubai Metro Map

Dubai Metro Map 2020
Dubai Metro Map 2020

Dubai Metro Station On Red Line

The Dubai metro stations on the Red Line include:

  1. Al Rashidiya (11)
  2. Emirates
  3. Dubai International Terminal 3
  4. Dubai International Terminal 1
  5. GGICO
  6. Deira City Center
  7. Al Rigga
  8. Union
  9. Burjuman
  10. ADCB (Previously Al Karama)
  11. Al Jafaliya
  12. World Trade Center
  13. Emirates Towers
  14. Financial Center
  15. Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall
  16. Business Bay
  17. Noor Bank
  18. FAB – First Abu Dhabi Bank
  19. Mall of the Emirates
  20. Sharaf DG
  21. Dubai Internet City
  22. Nakheel
  23. Dubai Marina
  24. DMCC (Previously JLT)
  25. Nakheel Harbour & Tower
  26. Ibn Battuta
  27. Energy
  28. Danube
  29. Jebal Ali

Dubai Metro Station On Green Line

The Dubai metro stations on the Green Line include:

  • Etisalat
  • Al Qusais
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone
  • Al Nahda
  • Stadium
  • Al Qiyadah
  • Abu Hail
  • Abu Baker Al Siddique
  • Union
  • Baniyas Square
  • Palm Deira
  • Al Ras
  • Al Ghubaiba
  • Al Fahidi
  • Burjuman
  • Oud Metha
  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • Al Jaddaf
  • Creek

RTA DUBAI METRO ZONES

As you can see from the Dubai Metro Map above, the city is split into 7 public transportation zones. Currently, the Dubai metro route runs through 4 zones: Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3 and Zone 5. The number of zones you travel through determines the cost of your journey. It is applicable to transfers from the metro to other modes of public transportation such as buses, tram and water buses. For a single journey on two different modes of transportation to be charged as one, the transfer must be done within 30 minutes.

DUBAI METRO FARES AND NOL CARDS

This is the gate where you will need to tag your NOL card at the metro stations in Dubai

To access any public transportation in Dubai, users will need to purchase a Dubai NOL card. This is an electronic card that is used to access and pay the Dubai Metro fees. But that’s not all. The metro NOL cards can be used for many other RTA services such as paying for parking or shopping at the Zoom supermarkets in the Dubai Metro.

Here are the five different types of NOL cards in Dubai. Each of these come with different benefits and serve different purposes, at different prices. Here are the current available Dubai NOL cards:

  • Gold Card (AED 25 with AED 19 balance) – Allows you to ride exclusively in gold class, with slightly higher fares.
  • Silver Card (AED 25 with AED 19 balance) – Allows you to ride in the standard cabins of the Metro.
  • Blue Card/Personalised (Regular – AED 70 with AED 20 credit and Gold – AED 80 with AED 20 credit) – This is used by students, senior citizens and those who have purchased monthly/yearly Dubai Metro pass. Comes with your registered photo and name.
  • Red Card (AED 6 with AED 4 credit) –  These are Dubai metro tickets for single trips. Only valid for one-time use.
  • Customized Card (AED 30) – Get a funky looking card with unique designs.

DUBAI METRO TRAIN CABINS

DUBAI METRO TRAIN CABINS
DUBAI METRO TRAIN CABINS

There are three metro cabins accessible to travelers of the Metro:

  • Gold Class Cabin – This cabin is located right at the front of the train and only accessible to holders of the Gold Nol Card.
  • Ladies & Children’s Cabin –  Dedicated cabin for ladies and children only. It can be accessed with any NOL Card. Previously this cabin was situated right next to the Gold Cabin. It will soon be moved to the end of the train to ensure a smooth and safe journey for all.
  • Standard Class Cabin – General Cabin for all metro users and can be accessed with any NOL Card

PARKING AT THE DUBAI METRO

If you have your own transport but still want to use the Dubai Metro. Then there are 3 metro stations that offer car parking.

STATIONLINESPACES
RashidiyaRed Line2700
Nakheel Harbour and TowerRed Line3000
EtisalatGreen Line2300

DUBAI METRO RULES: WHAT TO AVOID WHEN TRAVELLING

All of the public transportation in Dubai are monitored and follow strict rules and regulations. Here are a few things to keep in mind when traveling by trains in Dubai

  • Always make sure you are in the right cabin, as per your NOL card. Every cabin is marked to denote the right cabin. Failure to follow this can result in fines of up to AED 100.
  • Avoid eating, drinking in the metro. Chewing gum is also not allowed. The fine for chewing gum in the metro is AED 100.
  • Sleeping is not allowed in the waiting areas of the metro.
  • Sitting on the floor or between two train cars is also not allowed.
  • Pushing the emergency button when there is no emergency can cost you AED 2000 if found guilty.

FAQS ABOUT THE METRO IN DUBAI

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the subway in Dubai.

The Dubai Metro is one of the most popular public transportation systems in Dubai

WHEN IS THE LAST TRAIN FOR THE DUBAI METRO?

You can easily find out the timings for the last train of each station by checking the RTA Metro Timetable.

WHEN DOES THE METRO OPEN ON FRIDAY?

The Dubai metro hours on Friday are 10:00 am – 1:00 am (The next day)

WHICH METRO STATION IS NEAR DUBAI AIRPORT?

There are two metro stations connected to the Dubai Airport terminals. They are

  • Dubai International Terminal 3
  • Dubai International Terminal 1

IS THERE DUBAI METRO APP?

S’hail, Wojhati and Public Transport are the approved RTA apps you can use to plan your journey on the metro in Dubai.

WHICH METRO STATIONS ARE NEAR MALLS IN DUBAI?

Most popular malls in Dubai are located near the metro. Those include:

    • Deira City Center
    • Al Ghurair (Union)
    • Burjuman
    • The Dubai Mall
    • Dubai Marina Mall (via the Tram)
    • Mall of the Emirates
    • Ibn Batutta

That concludes this guide to the metro train in Dubai. If you are looking for a more easy way to get around the city.

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