Dubai Metro Information
Dubai metro system is a rapid transit system serving the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The entire system uses driverless, fully automated trains. Currently it has two lines, while planning is underway for three other lines. The first section of one line was inaugurated by the Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at 9:09:09 pm on 9th September 2009. It was open to public the next day on 10th September. As of Q1 2014, the metro had transported around 40 million people.
The metro has a system length of 74.6 kilometers and has been ranked by Guinness World Records as the World’s longest fully automated metro network. It currently serves 47 stations. The operations of the metro are managed by Serco. The metro stations also have shuttle services to and from the stations that connect major areas of the city.
Dubai Metro Lines
Currently Dubai metro serves two lines which are 70km long. The first two lines serve 47 stations, including nine underground stations. The purple line and blue line are proposed lines. Dubai metro lines are recognized by color.
- Red line – The red line was opened to public in sept 2009 and the metro train operates between Al Rashidiya and Jebel Ali. The length of the route is 52.1km serving 29 stations. It takes 69 minutes to travel between terminals.
- Green line – The green line was opened in 2011 and the metro train operates between Etisalat and Creek. The length of the route is 22.5km serving 20 stations. It takes 39 minutes to travel between the terminals.
- Purple line – The purple line is the proposed line with 49 km length. The line is planning to serve 8 stations and the metro train is planning to provide service between Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. The original proposed completion date of purple line was in 2012.
- Blue line – The blue line is also the proposed line with 47km length. The line is planning to serve 18 stations and the metro train is planning to provide service between Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. The original proposed completion date of blue line was in 2011.
The red line is further getting extended to 15.5km with 6 new stations. The green line is further planning to get extended by 11km from Al Jaddaf to International city.
Dubai Metro Map
Map of Dubai Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it or Download Dubai Metro Map in PDF.
Dubai Metro Hours
From Saturday to Wednesday, the metro operates from 5.50 am till midnight. On Thursdays, from 5.30 am to 1.00 am. On Fridays, services start at 1.00 pm till 1.00 am.
Dubai Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
The metro uses Nol cards and Nol tickets for travelling. The Nol silver card is valid for 5 years and holds up to AED 500 worth of credit. It’s suited for frequent travelers. Nol Gold card’s validity and credit limit is same as sliver card, however, with a gold card, riders can travel on Gold class cabins on the metro. There’s a Nol Blue card for frequent travelers that is personalized. With this card, students and senior citizens can avail a discount of 50%.
The system uses a Nol Red ticket for occasional use. It’s a paper ticket that can be purchased for AED 2 and remains valid for 90 days. The ticket is prepaid based on the number of zones travelled. A one day permit is also available that can be purchased for 14 AED.
The metro journey falls in 4 tiers. Tier 0 equals to a distance of 3 km or less. A regular ticket can be purchased for AED 1.80. For seniors and students travelling in regular class, it’s available for AED 0.90. For Gold class, it costs AED 3.60.
Tier 1 starts and ends in the same zone. Regular class costs AED 2.30. For students and seniors, it costs AED 1.50. For Gold class, it costs AED 4.60.
Tier 2 starts in one zone and ends in a neighboring zone. Regular class costs AED 4.10. For seniors and students, it costs AED 2.05. For Gold class, it costs AED 8.20.
Tier 3 exceeds two zones. Regular ticket is available for AED 5.80. Seniors and Students can avail it for AED 2.90. For Gold class, it costs AED 11.60.
Dubai Metro Parking
The metro riders can park their vehicle for free. People who are not using metro must pay parking fees of 10Dhs per hour. Car park validation can be done using cards. Small car parking facilities are available at each metro station.
Dubai Metro Rules and Tips
The metro has special carriages for women and children. There are gold class cabins for holders of gold card. The system provides mobile network and Wi-Fi access across the entire network. It is available for a minimum of 10 AED per hour. Eating and drinking is prohibited in trains and certain areas. Pets are not allowed except for guide dogs accompanying visually impaired people.
For more information call Dubai Metro Customer Care at +971 4 2844444.Free Line: 8009090
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