A Guide To Dubai Metro
Roaming around the different areas in Dubai requires transportation. Whether you’re going to a market, a park, or even to school, you certainly need some form of a vehicle to arrive at your destination.
Aside from rentable vehicles, buses, and taxis, Dubai actually has a transit rail network for its residents and visitors. Called the Dubai Metro, the system utilizes automated and driverless trains to deliver its passengers to various areas around the city.
How Can I Use This Line?
You can head to the various stops scattered around the city, get a ticket, and collect your baggage before entering the train.
Please note that you can carry two pieces of luggage only if you’re boarding on the Dubai Metro. To be more specific, you can bring with you one large suitcase and one carry-on bag.
How Can I Get Tickets?
In terms of getting a ticket, there are two options for passengers. First, you can avail of single, return, or day-pass tickets from the line’s metro stations around the city.
We’ve listed all the stops for Dubai Metro’s red and green lines in a later section below, so you can check that out!
The second option is that you can obtain Nol, a cashless smart card that can be topped up in various vending machines and stations around the city.
When Is The Dubai Metro Open?
The Metro runs all days of the week. Passengers can catch a ride in the hours listed below:
|Monday - Thursday||5:00 AM - 1:15 AM|
|Friday - Saturday||5:00 AM - 2:15 AM|
|Sunday||8:00 AM - 1:15 AM|
Take note that the first and last trains can arrive in different locations depending on what station you’re in. Also, the Dubai Metro’s operating hours can change during holidays.
The Dubai Metro Routes
As we’ve said earlier, the Dubai Metro has two different lines.
The first is the Red line, which starts from Centrepoint station. This is close to the Dubai International Airport and runs along the city’s main highway.
Riding along this line can lead you to key attractions such as malls, the Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Marina.
The second is called the Green line, which starts at the Etisalat station. Going along this line can lead you to Dubai Creek and other cultural highlights.
These include the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Deira, and the gold and spice souks.
The table below lists all the stops of each line, for reference:
|Red Line||Green Line|
|R11 – Centrepoint (formerly Rashidiya)||G11 - Etisalat|
|R12 - Emirates||G12 - Al Qusais|
|R13 - Airport Terminal 3||G13 - Dubai Airport Free Zone|
|R14 - Airport Terminal 1||G14 - Al Nahda|
|R15 - GGICO||G15 - Stadium|
|R16 - Deira City Centre||G16 - Al Qiyadah|
|R17 - Al Rigga||G17 - Abu Hail|
|R18 - Union||G18 - Abu Baker Al Siddique|
|R19 - Burjuman||G19 - Salah Al Din|
|R20 - ADCB||G20 - Union|
|R21 - Max||G21 - Baniyas Square|
|R22 - World Trade Center||G22 - Gold Souq|
|R23 - Emirates Towers||G23 - Al Ras|
|R24 - Financial Center||G24 - Al Gubaiba|
|R25 - Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall||G25 - Sharaf DG|
|R26 - Business Bay||G26 - Burjuman|
|R29 - Al Safa||G27 - Oud Metha|
|R31 - Equiti / Umm Al Sheif||G28 - Dubai Healthcare City|
|R32 - Mall of the Emirates||G29 - Al Jadaf|
|R33 - Mashreq||G30 - Creek|
|R34 - Dubai Internet City|
|R35 - Al Khail|
|R36 - Sobha Realty|
|R37 - DMCC|
|R38 - Jabal Ali|
|R39 - Ibn Battuta|
|R40 - Energy|
|R41 - Danube|
|R42 - UAE Exchange|
|R70 - The Gardens|
|R71 - Discovery Gardens|
|R72 - Al Furjan|
|R73 - Jumeirah Golf Estates|
|R74 - Dubai Investment Park|
|R76 - EXPO 2020|
Cabins In Dubai Metro Trains
The Metro has three types of cabins: gold, silver, and the women and children’s cabin. The only difference they have from each other is the interior decorations or the exclusivity offered.
The gold cabin is the most expensive option. This is because the area hosts individual seats, which are not usually seen on a regular subway train.
Aside from that, this area of the train also provides individual luggage compartments for the passenger’s convenience.
The other cabin, silver, is a downgrade of the first-class area. It’s still a luxurious option compared to regular tickets.
The seats are on the sides of the cabin to provide a bigger space for the passengers.
The women and children-only cabin is quite self-explanatory. This has a dedicated space for push-chairs and can provide additional comfort if you don’t want to be in a mixed-gender cabin.
We do have to note that this specific cabin is merely an option. The Dubai Metro does not require women and their children to be in this particular section of their trains.