Among the most significant metro stations as well as the transfer station in Dubai is the Union metro station. Almost all metro stations have the prime responsibility to provide ease to the passengers. But this metro station serves as an interchange station, therefore, commuters can easily change their metro lines at this station.
Union Metro station serves as an integral hub station in Deira in the form of a transfer station. The station is located in Deira just below Union Square serving as the largest underground station. It lies in the fare zone 5 with two station codes 20 for the Green Line and 18 for the Red Line.
The total spanning area of the station is about 25,000 square meters providing top-notch facilities to the commuters. In this guide, I will cover how we can find the exact location of Union Station. Moreover, the nearby attractions which anyone should never miss while using the Dubai metro are discussed in the article.
Union Metro Station –A Brief Introduction
On September 9, 2009, the station became accessible to the general public, allowing for an hourly capacity of around 22,000 travelers. Because it links the Metro Network’s Red Line and Green Line. By 2022, it is one of the busiest stations providing amenities to about 5.3 million passengers.
|Location||Union Square, Al Rigga, Dubai|
|Line||Green Line, Red Line|
|Station code||G20 (Green line), R18 (Redline)|
|Prior station for Green Line||Baniyas Square towards Creek|
|Subsequent station for Green Line||Salah Al Din towards Etisalat|
|Prior Station for Red Line||BurJuman towards Expo 2020 or UAE Exchange|
|Subsequent Station for Red Line||Al Rigga towards Centrepoint|
|Dubai Tram connection||No|
Finding the BurJuman Metro station as an adjacent one is easy for commuters. Because it is located only 4.4 kilometers from the station and can be approached easily in 6 minutes via Al Maktoum Road/D89.
Location of Union as the Prime Destination of Dubai Metro
I always check out how ideally the metro station is located as my main purpose is to explore the nearby areas of the metro stations. Therefore, checking out the location is an integral part of my tour either its Dubai or any other country.
I have also visited other countries and followed the same touring conditions which help me a lot to enjoy my excursions. The closed attractions where the station is located include the renowned Dubai Creek, the famous Al Ghurair Shopping Centre, and the Dubai Municipality. All these attractions lie on the Al Rigga road providing the facility of Intercity buses to all the seven emirates of UAE .
You can easily use these buses for travel to Sharjah, Ajman, and Fujairah. I mainly had chosen the seasonal bus service to visit the Dubai Global Village which provides a top-class entertainment attraction in the cooler months.
If I say the most convenient and reliable journey to both Red Line stations and Green Line of Dubai is the Union, you can’t ignore it. It all depends on the passengers whether they wish to travel by intercity bus or want to use the taxi service.
Location: Union Square, Deira, Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Schematic map of the Union Metro Station
A most important handy tool which I consider the most reliable to take during my journey is a schematic map. Now I have mentioned that the Union metro station serves both the Red Line and Green Line of Dubai Metro.
This means that it is connected to all other metro stations of both the Red Line and Green Line. Anyone from the Green Line can use this station to change his line and vice versa. Here is a schematic map with readers showing how the Red Line and Green Line metro stations are connected.
Train Schedules – Operating Times for Union
Although I prefer to use the RTA (Road and Transport Authority) app Dubai to get the timings for various transport systems. Meanwhile, I also want my readers to have enough information about the train schedules.
The only possibility of changing the train timing includes the public holidays and special events happening in the city. And all these updates are done on the RTA’s app instantly for the convenience of passengers.
|Week Days||Train Timing (May change for Public Holidays/Special Events)|
|Monday to Thursday||05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)|
|Friday||05:00 AM – 01:00 AM (Next day)|
|Saturday||05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)|
|Sunday||08:00 AM -12:00 AM (Midnight)|
Outstanding Provisions and Top-Tier Services
Like all other metro stations including Salah Al Din, Union metro station is also famous to provide elite conveniences to passengers. A few facilities which I mainly analyzed during my journey are covered below;
- The station is wheel-chair friendly providing the facilities of using lifts, escalators, and elevators to all commuters.
- You can use the ticket offices to buy tickets or the vending machines for self-service. In case you don’t know how to use the vending machines, the helping desk will assist you.
- The station is fully equipped with air-conditioned, high-quality CCTV surveillance cameras, and high-speed WiFi for commuters.
- The retail outlet present in the station provides the facility of enjoying snacks, drinks, and other things to eat for the commuters. In case they are traveling a long journey through the metro, they can use this service easily.
- The use of a Nol-card for ticket purchasing is totally allowed but ensure that your Nol card is fully recharged before using it at the metro station.
Spectacular views and Breathtaking Attractions
The Union metro station is famous to provide nearby attractions as it serves as the central transit hub in the Dubai Metro network. You may also use the nearby hotels for staying purposes if you want to explore the nearby areas for multiple days. The famous hotels that lie within 0.1 and 0.2 miles of the metro station are given below;
- Le Wana Hotel Dubai– 3.9 miles away from the Grand Mosque , provides 3-star accommodations and is affordable.
- Jonrad Hotel Dubai– Located in the heart of the commercial district and lies close to the Al Ghurair Centre.
- Royalton Hotel Dubai– Contains a lively Indian restaurant and is located 5 minutes away from the Al Ghurair Shopping Centre.
- Comfort Inn Hotel Deira Dubai – Lies on Al Rigga Street Downtown Deira within walking distance from the Union metro station.
- Radisson Blu Hotel Dubai Deira Creek – A classic fixture of Old Dubai for a stylish and comfortable stay.
Union Square Park Deira – A Peaceful Getaway
The best way to get relaxed and say goodbye to the stress is to visit Union Square Park Deira. By exploring the whole place near the station, I visited this park and really found it to be a peaceful getaway. Anybody who wants to give himself an exceptional and pleasant experience.
|Location||Al Maktoum Rd, Deira, Al Rigga, Dubai|
A great and remarkable place to give calm to the body by having some exercise is just common in the park. You may do a walk or jog on particular tracks and take a long breath. You can approach the park from the metro station in only 1 minute via Omer Bin Al Khitab St/D88. The park lies within 190 meters of the station.
Dubai Frame – Impressive Views of Old and New Dubai
Dubai Frame is a famous cultural landmark in Dubai that provides stunning views of the Old and New Dubai. The conception of Dubai Frame was just like a big picture but my conception was completely wrong. It is an observatory in Zabeel Park with a height of about 150.24 meters and a width of 93. 53 meters
Location: Zabeel Park Jogging Track – Za’abeel – Al Kifaf – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Phone: +971 800 900
Website: Dubai Frame
You can make your own analysis by visiting the place while traveling through Union. Because this station is only 6.6 kilometers away from the station and you can easily approach Dubai Frame in 8 minutes via D78.
Day-to-Day Union – Oldest Discount Stores
If you are looking for the oldest discount stores, you can easily find Day-to-Day Union to meet your needs. This store has almost 11 branches in the United Arab Emirates and provides everything to the customers. It was established in 1998 and is now 25 years old in the UAE.
|Location||Opposite Union metro station, NASA Building, Deira, Dubai|
The store is not offering high prices to the customers, but it provides affordable price rates in which you may purchase. The accessories one can find on the branches of these stores include clothes, household items, food, and other things.
Dubai Gold Souk – Oldest Traditional Market
In order to find out the best jewelry shops in Dubai , you should not miss out visiting Dubai Gold Souk. It is one of the oldest traditional markets with about 350 retailers providing tax-free Gold. It all depends on customers how many carrots they want.
Location: Deira – Al Ras – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
You can easily find out about the Gold Souk while traveling through Union, as it lies in 2.2 kilometers of the station. You can easily reach the place within 7 minutes via Baniyas Road/D85.
Finalizing it off!
No doubt, Union metro station lies in an ideal location with a lot of stunning attractions near it. Elegant hotels are also located close to the station in addition to the tourist attractions. The station is also connected with other areas by means of other modes of transportation like metro buses. Tune into the metro stations to enjoy your journey through Dubai metro and save your budget.
Essential Probes to note down about Union Metro Station
What are the major serving areas by the Union Station in Dubai?
The station is located in Deira and lies below Union Square and acts as the nearest station to the central portion of Dubai Creek. It mainly serves the areas of Deira and Al Rigga.
How many platforms are built inside the Union metro station?
The two the Red Line and the Green Line have their interconnection at the Union metro station. The station has about four platforms with four tracks in it.
What is the specialty of the Union Interchange station?
The station has a spanning area of about 25,000 square meters. It is renowned as the largest underground metro station in the world.
Does the Union Metro have connections with the metro bus stations?
Yes, the Union Station is connected with other modes of transportation by means of bus stations. Union Square Bus Station 1, Union Metro Bus Station 2, and Deira Taxi Station are among these bus stops.
Can I find the shopping malls near the Union metro station?
Yes, you can easily find places to shop near the 0.2 miles of the station in the form of the Al Ghurair Center in which you can shop for anything you want.