An appropriate way to get around Dubai and save budget in very few minutes. People can avail of the metro facilities from early morning till late night. The best transport for traveling in the city is Dubai metro which offers reasonable fares for people as well as foreigners.

The routes contain breathtaking views of the iconic attractions of the city. The growing development of the city has increased tourism and had a huge burden on Dubai transport in the past. 

The government established metro lines primarily for the purpose of traveling to all the breathtaking destinations. There is first-class seating in the train that is driverless and contains good Wi-Fi facilities. Large window views provide great stunning views of the city. This article contains extensive information about Dubai metro lines, fares, and routes.

Dubai Metro Lines – Red & Green

Dubai Metro Lines map

Traveling to Dubai requires a piece of information about the red and green lines of the city. Here are the routes for both red and green lines to check out.

Metro LineOpening YearRoutes
Red Line2009Starting at Centrepoint, which is the route traveling to Expo 2020 (with a branch line from Jebel Line to UAE Exchange).
Green Line2011The route for the green line starts from Etisalat to Creek

Travelers can exchange their metro lines at two points at Union or Bur Juman if they want to visit any location in between them. The total length of the red line is about 52 kilometers and contains 29 stations. The most common red line metro stations that are accessible are given below;

  • Burj Khalifa Metro Station/ Dubai Shopping Mall
  • The Mall of the Emirates at Sheikh Zayed Road Al Barsha
  • Sobha Realty Metro Station serving Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers

The green line metro station has a length of about 23 kilometers and contains 20 metro stations. This line includes the older part of the city containing Dubai Creek and the International Dubai Airport.

Dubai Tram – Connection for both Metro Lines

Dubai Tram

The government has arranged the Dubai Tram for the areas where metro lines are not available. In this case, the metro lines are connected with the Dubai Tram at Sobha Realty Metro Station and DMCC Metro Station. Red line metro stations connect with these two metro stations near Dubai Marina. Other stations include Palm Jumeirah tram station and Palm Jumeirah Tram for people to access various attractions in Dubai.

Map for the Metro Line in Dubai

Check out the map for the Dubai metro line to see all the routes from where it passes.

Map for the Metro Line in Dubai

Operating Times for Red and Green Metro Lines

The operating times for red and green line metros are important to know for people as it runs throughout the week. But the timings fluctuate during the busy weekdays and the weekend days. Let us check out all the metro timings scheduled for the whole week.

  • Monday to Thursday – 5 AM to 12 AM (till midnight)
  • Friday – 5 AM to 1 AM (next day)
  • Saturday – 5 AM to 12 AM
  • Sunday – 8 AM to 12 AM

The online Dubai Roads and transport authority provides the metro timetable by selecting the day of travel, lines, and travel direction. During peak times the train timings come after 2 or 3 minutes but during off time hours, the train comes after every 5 minutes. Therefore, it is necessary to check out all the timings for the red and green metro lines. The total journey time from the Centerpoint to the Expo 2020 is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. But on the other hand, the green line metro route is short as it only takes 40 minutes from Etisalat to Creek.

Dubai Metro Fares – Cheapest traveling platform 

If you check out taxes and Uber fares for going from one Dubai attraction to the other, you will know that heavy fares will not settle your budget. Therefore choosing Dubai metros will save your budget with cheap fares.

But to minimize your fares you must have some contactless tickets or cards before starting your journey. You can take or purchase these tickets from any metro station, bus station, and authorized sales agent. Have a full-day Dubai City tour to check out the cheap fare prices for viewing the stunning attractions of the Emirate.

Train Layout – Comfortable & Spacious Seating

dubai Train inside

Dubai Metro has an amazing layout for people to travel as they are made user-friendly containing the information of nearby stations. The layout is designed in such a way that they have a comfy and spacious seating area where luggage can be settled.

You will find five carriage points in each train, divided into two cabins. One cabin is called the Gold class cabin which contains leather seats in it. Another cabin is the silver class cabin where standard passengers travel. If a person chooses the wrong cabin for traveling he will pay a fine.

Access the Dubai International Airport

Access the Dubai International Airport

Access to the world’s busiest airport for people by means of Dubai Metro is easy now. You can easily find two terminals for reaching Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Both incoming and departing travelers will find them ideal.

Taking a taxi from the residential area to the airport is very much expensive compared to the metro stations. You cannot take more luggage in the metro station except a suitcase and a hand carry which should be put in the dedicated area.

Connections with the other bus services

dubai metro to bus services

Not all the attractions are easy to cover by the metro stations. Therefore, people use bus services for the transport of passengers. The main bus stations include the Al Ghubaiba Bus Station which takes you to the Al Ghubaiba metro station.

Another bus station is the Gold Souq bus station which takes you to the Gold Souk metro station. You can also use the Feeder bus stations which are commonly known as the Shuttle Bus service. This bus service takes travelers from the metro stations to the destinations they want to reach.

Easily Accessible to the Disabled People

The metro stations in Dubai have access to all the people whether they are disabled or not. Unlike the bus services where disabled people can have some problems, the metro stations are comfortable reaching their destination.

Disabled people can use the elevators located between the metro concourse and the train areas. The space in all the trains is spacious to locate the wheel-chaired people. Moreover, the carriages also contain a specified place for disabled people. Moreover, you will find clear audio announcements in both English and Arabic languages.

The Metro Stations – Travel Zone & Line Area

Here is the table given below containing all the information about the metro stations with the travel zones.

Metro StationStation NoLineAreaZoneNearby
Abu Baker Al SiddiueG18GreenDeira5Hamarain Center
Abu HailG17GreenDeira5Abu Hail Centre
ADCBR20Red Al Karama6Dubai Central Post Offic, Kamara Center, Al Attar Shopping Mall, Al Kamara Bus Station
Airport Terminal 1R14RedGarhoud5Dubai International Airport
Airport Terminal 2R13RedGarhoud5Dubai International Airport
Airport Terminal 3R12RedGarhoud5Dubai International Airport
Al FurjanR72RedAl Furjan
Al GhubaibaG24GreenBur Dubai

City Centre Al Shindagha, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station
Al JadafG29
GreenAl Jaddaf6Jaddaf Watefront
Al KhailR35RedDubai Media City2Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Emirates Golf Club, American University in Dubai
Al NahdaG14GreenAl Qusais5Al Bustan Centre
Al QiyadahG16GreenAl Twar5Dubai Police HQ, Al Mulla Plaza
Al QusaisG12GreenAl Qusais5Al Qusais Pond Park
Al RasG23GreenDeira5Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Gold Souk, Spice Souk,
Al RiggaR17RedDeira5Deira Clock Tower
Al SafaR29RedAl Quoz2Al Quoz Bus Station, Kite Beach, Oasis Mall, Times Square Center
Baniyas SquareG21GreenDeira5Naif Souk, Al Manal Centre, Dubai Creek
Burj Khalifa/Dubai MallR25RedDowntown Dubai6Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Coca Cola Arena, Dubai Fountain
BurJumanR19/G26Red/GreenBur Dubai6BurJuman, Al Seef, Karama
Business BayR26RedBusiness Bay6Safa Park
CentrepointR11RedRashidiya5Bin Sougat Centre, Al Rashidiya Police Station, Al Rashidiya Park
CreekG30GreenAl Jaddaf6Mohammed bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf Marine Station
DanubeR41Red – BranchJebel Ali1
Deira City CentreR16RedDeira5City Centre Deira, Deira Clock Tower
Discovery GardensR71Red – Route 2020Discovery Gardens2
DMCCR37RedJumeirah Lakes Towers2Dubai Marina Mall, The Walk, Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station, Almas Tower
Dubai Airport Free ZoneG13GreenAl Qusais5Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)
Dubai Healthcare CityG28GreenUmm Hurair6Wafi City, Wafi Mall, Khan Murjan, Creek Park, Dubai Dolphinarium
Dubai Internet City MetroRed Line,
Dubai Investment Park MetroRed LineFortune Park Hotel Dubai, Premier Inn Dubai Investment
Emirates R12RedGarhoud5Emirates Group HQ. Dubai International Airport
Emirates TowersR23RedTrade Centre6Emirates Towers, Emirates Towers Boulevard, DIFC
Energy MetroR40Red Branch Jebel Ali 2Gurunanak Barbar Sikh Temple, Festival Plaza, Al Muntazah
EtisalatG11GreenAl Qusais5Al Qusais Pond Park
Expo 2020R76Red – Route 2020Expo 20201
Financial CentreR24RedDubai International Financial Centre6DIFC
GGICOR15RedRed5City Centre Deira, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club
Gold SouqG22GreenDeira5Gold Souk, Gold Souq Bus Station
Ibn BattutaR39Red – BranchJebel Ali2Ibn Battuta Mall, The Gardens, Jebel Ali Recreation Club
Jabal AliR38Red – Route 2020Jebel Ali2
Jumeirah Golf EstatesR73Red – Route 2020Jumeirah Golf Estates3
Mall of the EmiratesR32RedAl Barsha2Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Bus Station
MashreqR33RedAl Barsha2Al Barsha Pond Park
MaxR21RedAl Jafiliya6Zabeel Park, Dubai Frame, Dubai Garden Glow, Bur Dubai Police Station
Oud MethaG27GreenOud Metha6Rashid Hospital, St Mary’s Catholic Church, Creek Park
Salah Al DinG19GreenDeira5Al Ghurair Centre, Reef Mall
Sharaf DGG25GreenBur Dubai6Dubai Museum, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
SOBHA RealtyR36RedDubai Marina2Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina Tram Station
StadiumG15GreenAl Qusais5Rashid Stadium
The GardensR70Red – Route 2020The Gardens2
UAE ExchangeR42Red – BranchJebel Ali1
Equiti Metro StationRed LineAl Safa metro station

 Wrapping it up!

All the information about the Dubai metro stations is provided in the above post. If you are planning to travel to Dubai with a small budget you can make a tour via the metro trains. There is a good air-conditioned system with a spacious area on all the trains. You can check out the features of the train by traveling from Dubai to Hatta which makes you able to cover two areas of the United Arab Emirates.

What People Ask About the Dubai Metro Stations

Can I have Wi-Fi access on the Metro trains?

You can have free Wi-Fi access while reaching the metro stations but if you want a high-speed connection you have to pay extra charges.

What are the specifications of the Dubai Metro?

Each red and green line of the metro station has advanced systems with Wi-Fi abilities containing a wide range of facilities.

What is the maximum speed of the metro train in Dubai?

The traveling speed of the metro trains is about 95 km/h completing a round of about two hours with the red line and 60 minutes with the green line.

How much are Dubai Metro stations made in the city?

There are 47 metro stations in the city containing both red and green metro lines with a 74.6 km rapid transportation system.

What are the ticket prices for Dubai Fares?

The ticket prices for traveling in the metro lead to the number of zones you are choosing to travel. The maximum fare is about AED 15 for up to 3 zones.