Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro

The metro in Dubai is quick, clean, and cheap. Everything is automatic and it is one of the best ways to get around the city.

It is worth traveling in the front carriage, which has a glass window overlooking the city (except in Deira where the subway tracks are elevated) is a fantastic way to make the journey more enjoyable.

Although its coverage is quite limited, the two lines that the metro currently has are well designed:

Lines

Plano de Metro de Dubai
Plano de Metro de Dubái

Although its coverage is quite limited, the two lines that the metro currently has are well designed:

  • Red Line: Starts at Rashidiya, next to the airport and runs through Dubai from north to south as far as Jebel Ali. It stops at Burj Khalifa, the Emirates Mall, and Ibn Battuta Mall.
  • Green Line: Goes through the most important points of interest in Deira and Bur Dubai.

You can change between the two lines at two of the stations: Union Square and Bur Juman.

Fares

The cost per journey varies according to the distance traveled, you can consult the prices and the different transport card options in the fares section.

Timetable

The Dubai Metro is open from Saturday to Wednesday from 5:30 am to 00:00 am. On Thursdays, the schedule is from 5:30 am to 1 am and on Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm.

Please bear in mind that the last train departs from the first station around one hour before closing time.

Others

Dubai's metro trains offer women-only carriages, family carriages, and VIP carriages (called Gold Class).

For those who have rented a car, the metro system has three complimentary carparks: Rashidiya, Etisalat, and Nakheel Harbour & Tower.