A Guide To Dubai Metro's Route, Timings, And Map (2022)
Category: Transport

Dubai's Metro is one of the city's most modern and advanced public transportation systems that help to facilitate the needs of busy professionals. The Dubai Metro is one of the first integrated public transportation facilities in the wider GCC region. Dubai Metro makes traveling around the city the cheapest and easiest option. In order to travel across the city at a lower cost, it is imperative to know about its routes, maps, and charges. Most of Dubai's main attractions can be reached by a safe and comfortable ride on the Dubai metro. More than 5 million people use the metro every month!

Check out this guide to find out how to find stations, ticket prices, maps, and metro timings, as well as any updates.

Prices of Dubai Metro Tickets 

Step one is to buy a Nol card. You can use this card to travel by public transport including Dubai Metros, Trams, Buses, and Waterbuses, as well as pay for parking meters. The system will deduct the fare from your Nol card when you tap it at the entry and exit points. Travel is free for children aged 5 and below.

Types of Nol cards

NOI cards are available in three types: Silver, Gold, Blue Card, and Red Ticket.

1. Nol Silver Card

-Recommended for: Standard Class Travellers, occasional travelers.
-Card Charges: AED 25 (Includes AED 19 credit trips). 
-Validity: 5 years.
-Easily rechargeable.
-Documents needed for card: None 

2. Nol Gold Card

-Recommended for: Gold Class travellers.
-Card Charges: AED 25 (Includes AED 19 credit trips). 
-Validity: 5 years.
-Easily rechargeable.
-Documents needed for card: None 

3. Nol Blue Card

-Recommended for: For regular metro users.
-Card Charges: AED 70 (Includes AED 20 credit trips). 
-Validity: 5 years.
-Easily rechargeable.

-Documents needed for card: 
For Students: Student ID.
For Senior Citizens: Emirates ID,
People of Determination (residents): Emirates ID + photo + POD Card.
People of Determination (tourists): Official POD document from competent authority.

4. Nol Red Ticket

-Recommended for: Tourist or Occasional travellers.
-Card Charges: AED 2. 
-Validity: 90 days or 10 trips.
-It can be recharged for Up to 10 trips or 5 daily passes.
-Documents needed for card: None

"Fees on the Dubai Metro vary based on the distance traveled. Passengers pay according to how many zones they pass through on each journey. Students and seniors with the Blue Nol card get a 50% discount."

Note: You can use Nol Cards on many forms of transport (metro, buses, water buses).

Charges per Zone:

Silver Card: Within 1 Zone AED 3, 2 Adjacent Zones AED 5, and More than 2 Zones AED 7.5

Gold Card: Within 1 Zone AED 6, 2 Adjacent Zones AED 10, and More than 2 Zones AED 15

Personal Card: Within 1 Zone AED 3, 2 Adjacent Zones AED 5, and More than 2 Zones AED 7.5

Red Ticket: Within 1 Zone AED 4, 2 Adjacent Zones AED 6, and More than 2 Zones AED 8.5

Where to Buy Tickets: Dubai Metro stations and bus stations sell tickets through vending machines and ticket offices. Tickets are also available at airports and malls. Some supermarkets such as Spinneys sell Nol cards as well.

Routes and stations of the Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro is comprised of two lines, the Redline (Rashidiya - UAE Exchange metro stations) and the Green line (Etisalat - Creek metro stations).

Red Lines: For most of its length, the Red Line runs along Sheikh Zayed Road, from Al Rashidiya station to UAE Exchange. It has 29 stations over 52.1 kilometres. 

At two transfer stations, Union Metro Station and Bur Juman Metro Station, the Red Line connects with the Green Line.

On the Red Line, there are six underground stations (Deira City Centre, Al Rigga, Union, BurJuman, Jumeirah Golf Estates, and Dubai Investment Park). UA Exchange is located at ground level. The remaining stations are elevated.

Drivers can park their cars for free at two large park-and-ride facilities on the line. In the Centrepoint Metro Station (close to Dubai International Airport), there is parking for 2,700 vehicles, while the Jabal Ali Metro Station (west of Dubai Marina) can hold 3,000 vehicles.

Green Lines: The Green Line is one of two lines in Dubai Metro's network. It runs generally parallel to Dubai Creek through Deira and Bur Dubai. This line has 20 stations spanning 22.5 kilometres from Etisalat to Dubai Creek.

It connects the Etisalat Metro Station in Al Qusais with Creek Metro Station in Al Jaddaf. Continuing north from Dubai International Airport, it passes through the densely populated areas of Deira and Bur Dubai.

It has 20 stations. Union and BurJuman (formerly Khalid Bin Al Waleed) are the two transfer stations from which passengers can transfer to the Red Line. There are 8 underground stations between Abu Baker Al Siddique and Oud Metha (5 miles of the line underground).

Park-and-ride facilities are available at Etisalat Metro Station for drivers. About 2,300 spaces are available. Parking for Metro passengers is free. Other stations with large parking lots are Centrepoint and Jabal Ali on the Red Line.

Below is a comprehensive Dubai Metro map:

Dubai Metro Timmings:

Red Line: Saturday to Wednesday: 5.00 am until midnight, Thursdays: 5.00 am until 1 am on and Fridays: 10am until 1am.

Green Line: Saturday to Wednesday: 5.30am until midnight ,Thursdays: 5.30 am until 1 am on  and Fridays: 10 am until 1 am.

Note: During peak hours, trains run every 5 to 6 minutes, and every 10 minutes otherwise.

Red Line Stations: 

Airport Terminal 3
Airport Terminal 1
Deira City Centre
Al Rigga
Bur Juman
Al Jafiliya
World Trade Centre
Emirates Towers
Financial Centre
Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall
Business Bay
Noor Bank
First Gulf Bank
Mall of the Emirates
Sharaf DG
Dubai Internet City
DAMAC Properties
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Nakheel Harbour & Tower
Ibn Battuta
UAE Exchange

Green Line Stations:

Al Qusais
Dubai Airport Free Zone
Al Nahda
Stadium (Dubai)Al Qiyadah
Abu Hail
Abu Bakr Al Siddique
Salah Al Din
Baniyas Square
Palm Deira
Al RasAl Ghubaiba
Al Fahidi
Oud Metha
Healthcare City
Al Jadaf

Dubai Metro Important Tips and Violations: 

Please be aware of all Metro rules and regulations. Keep these tips in mind.

1. A Nol card or metro ticket is required.

2. Senior citizens and students with a Blue Nol Card can get a 50% discount on fares. People with disabilities can travel for free.

3. Through RTA's Wojhati service, you can plan your route in real-time by combining all modes of transportation (Bus, Waterbus, Metro, Tram).

4. Metro service is offered on all metro lines.

5. Wifi service is free WiFi from du on the Metro. Using prepaid scratch cards, you can enjoy an hour of internet for AED 20 or AED 10 when paying with a credit card.

These activities are strictly prohibited. Violations can result in fines.

1. Sharing a Nol card with anyone else.

2. Tampering with or destroying Metro equipment, seats, facilities, and services.

3. Eating and drinking and smoking are prohibited inside the train.

4. Creating inconveniences for the passengers.

5. Alcohol is not permitted inside the train.

6. Relaxing your feet on the seats is not permitted.

7. No spitting or littering.

8. Advertising or selling goods is not permitted.

9. Trying to open a door while in motion is not permitted.

10. Using designated places is prohibited.

11. Animals are not allowed on public transportation except guide dogs.

12. Managing any security or safety facility.

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