The previously called Jebel Ali, but newly known UAE Exchange metro station has played the role of a central transit hub for my Dubai Tour. While sharing my personal experience I will try to cover all the pros and cons of my travel through the Dubai metro.
Moreover, the exceptional things which became enough for me to take the metro to explore Dubai will help you better understand Dubai metro travel.
As the western end of the Red Line, the UAE Exchange metro station lies in the Jebel Ali commercial region. The station has a code 42 and the fare zone 1. The main purpose of the station is to provide comfort and ease to commuters traveling to different areas of Dubai.
According to a report, the station was first opened as the Jebel Ali metro station in March 2011, about 12 years ago. As the years passed away, its name was changed to the UAE Exchange in 2015 along with a lot of other interior changes. However, these changes will be explained in the article below.
An Outline of UAE Exchange Metro Station- Location & More
I would like to share the important things through which I filled my pocket to find out the exact places. My main aim to travel in Dubai was to explore the breathtaking attractions through the Dubai metro. Therefore, I checked out all the necessary information to provide myself with ease of finding the places.
|Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Ali Industrial Area Second, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Danube metro station
|Dubai Tram connection
Location & Map for the UAE Exchange Station
Only knowing that the station is located in the industrial Jebel Ali area is not enough. Because people are mainly attached to the places surrounding the metro station. As I have mentioned that I wanted to explore the attractions, therefore, many people may want to access other places.
Banks, workplaces, and healthcare facilities are examples of such places. Now it is totally impossible to remember in which direction one can find these places, especially who is visiting Dubai for the first time. Therefore, using a map for finding the locations of all the nearby areas is a good option.
Here is the map which will show all the nearby areas and one can easily find his way to various destinations. It will become easy to find the adjacent station like Danube Metro Station by using the map.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Jebel Ali Industrial Area Second, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
A Brief Analysis of the Schematic Map
Among all the seven Emirates of UAE [Interlink], only Dubai provides the metro network spread throughout the city. The metro network is divided into two metro lines like Red Line and Green Line overall Dubai. Here, I will share the schematic map which will clearly show different metro stations connected to the Red Line.
Train Schedules for the UAE Exchange Metro Station
It is important for commuters as well as tourists to know the train schedules as well as the operational times of the trains. Otherwise, they may miss their trains just like I missed the very first time. Therefore, I make it much more important to check out the arrival and departure of trains for different metro stations. Since the UAE Exchange metro station lies on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro, here is a table that will help you to find the train schedules for weekdays.
|Time & Schedules
|Monday to Thursday
|05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)
|05:00 AM – 01:00 AM (Next day)
|05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)
|08:00 AM -12:00 AM (Midnight)
I mainly prefer using the RTA (Road and Transport Authority) app, because it provides all the information regarding various metro stations. Moreover, you may also get information regarding Nol cards, metro buses, Dubai Tram, taxis, and marines. All the latest updates due to any special event or public holidays are done instantly on this app.
Top-Notch Amenities and Facilities
Just like all the spectacular attractions of Dubai, its Metro system is just fantastic for not only the tourists but also the residents. I found the station filled up with great facilities and top-notch amenities making the journey easy and comfortable.
I also find there disabled persons travel within the metro station with complete ease by using lifts, escalators, elevators, and ramps. The Zoom store built within the station provides the facility of purchasing snacks as well as drinks. The use of Nol cards for buying tickets is very common but being a tourist I preferred to buy the tickets by using the vending machines.
Since Dubai is famous for its hottest temperature and my bad luck, I visited the Emirates in September. Therefore, I was quite tired of the scorching heat. But by stepping into the station I found myself in a state of joy due to the fully-equipped station with ACs. More facilities include high-quality CCTV cameras for security purposes, WiFi facilities, and others. Tune into the journey through the Dubai metro and provide your opinion on what you feel during your journey.
Breathtaking Attraction in the Vicinity of the Station
My favorite discussion of the metro journey is about the nearby attractions which any traveler should never miss out on. I would like to share the places which I visited and the fun things that I got there. I am sure many of you will prefer visiting these locations while visiting Dubai.
Dubai Parks and Resorts – Largest Theme Park
Dubai is famous for the best parks providing a lot of fun and enjoyment including the theme parks like Dubai Parks and Resorts. There are two theme parks and one waterpark within the largest theme park. Being a visitor you will find out 100 fun-packed indoor and outdoor rides within the two theme parks and the water park.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 800 2629464
The two theme parks are named Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and a Legoland water park. This largest theme park is located only 25 kilometers from the UAE Exchange metro station. You can approach it only in 19 minutes via Sheikh Zayed Road/E11.
JAFZA One Convention Centre – Premium Business Facility
JAFZA one convention center has two landmark towers and 1200 offices providing the place as a premium business facility to individuals. Most of the business events along with meetings, conferences as well as exhibitions are arranged in this area. It is famous as a service provider for the furnished business center, food court, ample parking, and flexible licensing.
|Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai
|JAFZA One Convention Centre
While traveling through the Sheikh Zayed Road/E11, you can easily find the JAFZA one convention center only in 12 minutes.
Ibn Battuta Mall – Huge Mall Near Jebel Ali Gardens
Visiting Dubai without doing any shopping is just like a nightmare. I had a lot of fun while shopping in the Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall located only 9.7 kilometers from the station.
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road – Jebel Ali Village – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Website: Ibn Battuta Mall
It is very easy to approach the station in 10 to 11 minutes. You may also approach from the mall towards the Ibn Battuta Metro Station [Interlink]. There are a lot of shops and food courts for visitors to explore in the mall.
Veg Hut Restaurant LLC – Order your Favorite Meal
Being a veggie lover, I am always fond of finding the best vegetarian restaurant whenever I visit Dubai. Similarly I found Veg Hut Restaurant LLC near the UAE Exchange station located only at a distance of 13.6 kilometers.
Location: RDK 1190 Building
Phone: +971 4 394 7371
You can easily enjoy your favorite meal at the restaurant by reaching there within 13-15 minutes. The restaurant is renowned for a variety of dosas with quick and efficient services.
In the end, I would say that I have shared all the accurate information regarding UAE Exchange metro station along with my journey in the post. Now it may be your turn to visit Dubai in the coming months or year, and I hope many new things you will explore in the City.
This is totally impossible for anyone who is visiting Dubai even for the first time and doesn’t have fun. Therefore, plan a tour, and stick to it to enjoy your vacations.
Important Queries to Know about UAE Exchange Metro Station
How many passengers were claimed to be handled by the UAE Exchange?
During the inauguration of the metro station, it was claimed that the station has the capacity to handle about 4000 passengers on a daily basis.
When was the station replaced with a new name?
The station was given a new name from Jebel Ali to UAE Exchange on June 30, 2015, based on an agreement between RTA and UAE Exchange.
Which International airport can be found by the UAE Exchange metro station?
The nearby international airport that can be approached by passengers is the Al Maktoum International Airport whose least distance from the station is only 23.9 kilometers via Al Maktoum Airport.
Does the UAE Exchange station connect to the other modes of transportation?
Yes, absolutely. Like all other metro stations, this one also provides connections with the other transport modes by means of different bus lines 95, 95A, 99, and F54.
Which areas are mainly covered by the UAE Exchange station?
Since the station is located in the industrial area of Jebel Ali, it mainly covers all the surrounding areas. It has the main purpose to provide ease to the employees working in commercial areas.