Dubai’s population has been growing massively in the past 10 years. It’s one of the safest countries in the world, offering a convenient and luxurious lifestyle with good salaries to boot.
That’s why it has lured in expats from all corners of the Earth who have built it into a multicultural haven.
Previous studies by Property Finder have revealed that the daily work commute plays a crucial role in which neighbourhood everyone is choosing to call home.
House price tops the list in the decision-making hierarchy, so here’s an infographic to show you how much it costs to rent near a Metro station in Dubai.
Dubai Metro Routes
There are two metro lines currently operational as seen in the infographic: Red Metro Line and Green Metro Line.
Dubai’s Expo 2020 metro stations are open to the public. The new line is called Route 2020 and will reach the Expo 2020 site; it opened on January 1, 2021.
Four of the seven Route 2020 Dubai Metro project stations are currently operational, with the remaining ones set to open with Expo 2020.
This brings the total to 3 metro lines in Dubai to date. Below is a simple breakdown of all Dubai Metro stations with the rent communities and areas they serve.
The Dubai Metro station list is as follows:
- Rashidiya Station R11: Rashidiya, Mirdif
- Emirates R12, Airport Terminal 3 R13, Airport Terminal 1 R14: Garhoud, Dubai Festival City, Dubai Airport
- GGICO R15: Garhoud, Deira
- Deira City Centre R16, Al Rigga R17, Union R18/G20: Deira, Dubai Creek
- BurJuman R19/G26: Bur Dubai
- ADCB R20: Al Karama
- Al Jafiliya R21: Al Jafiliya, Zabeel Park
- World Trade Centre R22, Emirates Towers R23, Financial Centre R24: Trade Centre, DIFC
- Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall R25: Downtown Dubai
- Business Bay R26: Business Bay
- Al Safa R29, Umm Al Sheif R31: Al Quoz
- Mall of the Emirates R32, Mashreq R33: Al Barsha
- Dubai Internet City R34: Al Barsha Heights
- Al Khail R35: Dubai Media City
- Dubai Marina R36: Dubai Marina
- DMCC R37: Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)
- Jebel Ali R38/Route 2020: Jebel Ali.
- Etisalat G11, Al Qusais G12, Dubai Airport Free Zone G13, Al Nahda G14, Stadium G15: Al Qusais
- Al Qiyadah G16: Al Twar
- Abu Hail G17, Abu Bakr Al Siddique G18, Salah Al Din G19, Baniyas Square G21, Gold Souq G22, Al Ras G23: Deira
- Al Ghubaiba G24, Sharaf DG G25: Bur Dubai
- Oud Metha G27: Oud Metha
- Dubai Healthcare City G28: Umm Hurair
- Al Jadaf G29, Creek G30: Al Jaddaf.
Here are the new Dubai Metro stations:
- The Gardens R70: The Gardens
- Discovery Gardens R71: Discovery Gardens
- Al Furjan R72: Al Furjan
- Jumeirah Golf Estates R73: Jumeirah Golf Estates
- Dubai Investment Park R74: Green Community, Dubai Investment Park
- Expo 2020 R76: Expo 2020.
Dubai Metro Information
We’ve gathered all the information that you might need to nativagate the Dubai Metro right here in this quick guide:
Dubai Metro Fares
Wondering about the Dubai Metro pass and tickets? Check below.
Theses are the prices for Dubai Metro tickets:
- Standard Adult Ticket
- 1 zone (or 2 zones less than 3 km): AED 4
- 2 zones: AED 6
- 3+ zones: AED 8.5
- Pre-paid Standard Adult Ticket
- 1 zone (or 2 zones less than 3 km): AED 3
- 2 zones: AED 5
- 3+ zones: AED 7.5
- Concessionary Ticket
- 1 zone (or 2 zones less than 3 km): AED 1.5
- 2 zones: AED 2.5
- 3+ zones: AED 3.75
- Gold Class Ticket
- 1 zone (or 2 zones less than 3 km): AED 8
- 2 zones: AED 12
- 3+ zones: AED 17
- Pre-paid Gold Class Ticket
- 1 zone (or 2 zones less than 3 km): AED 6
- 2 zones: AED 10
- 3+ zones: AED 15.
- Dubai Metro Monthly Pass
- SIlver: AED 270
- Blue: AED 170
- Senior CItizens: AED 200
- Special Needs: Free
- Kids: Free.
- Dubai Metro Day Pass
- Silver: AED 20
- Gold: AED 40.
You can purchase your Dubai Metro Card at a ticket machine, office, or authorized sales agent.
Dubai Metro Facilities
When riding the metro, you can expect these facilities and safety measures for a smooth ride:
- Wi-Fi access
- Emergency call box
- 3000+ CCTVs
- Metro police
- Guidance path
- Lift access
- Platform alerts
- Informative displays
- Wheelchair access
- Radio link available on the metro to contact authorities in case of emergencies.
Dubai Metro Working Hours
Dubai Metro is operational everyday between the following hours:
- Starting time: 7 am
- Closing time: 11 pm
- Dubai Metro starting time on Fridays is 10 am.
Dubai Metro Schedule
Dubai Metro time runs with a frequency of 3.45 minutes during peak hours and 7 minutes in off-peak hours.
RTA Dubai Metro Apps
There are two apps for you to follow everything there is to know about the Dubai Metro system to make your life easier:
- RTA Dubai
Dubai Metro Customer Service Number: 800 9090.
Facts About Dubai Metro
- Dubai Metro is the longest driverless network in the world with a route length of 75km.
- Every station is designed to mimic one of five themes important to the UAE—heritage, earth, air, water, and fire.
For example, Rashidya Metro station features cloud-like architecture, while the Burjuman station is intended to make commuters feel like they’re underwater.
The Mall of the Emirates Metro station’s colour scheme matches volcanic magma.
- Work on the first Dubai Metro station began in May 2005 and was completed in September 2009.
- In the first two days of operation, more than 110,000 (approx. 10% of Dubai’s population) used it.
Now, the Metro sees about 455,000 daily passengers.
- On January 1st, 2021, the new metro line in Dubai, Route 2020, was opened to the public. The first journey took place from Jebel Ali station to Al Furjan station.
- Dubai Metro price for ‘Gold Class’ ticket is double that of a regular ticket.
For the extra fee, you’re guaranteed a seat (even during peak hours) and also extra leg room. The trains also have Silver Class and Women & Children carriages.
- Eating and drinking is forbidden on the Metro.
Violators could face fines for breaking the rules, which range from AED 100 to AED 2000.
Check the Summed up: Dubai Tram, Metro & Trolley fines for full information.
- According to the Dubai Metro website, the longest you’ll ever wait for a train is 3.5 minutes. That’s a whole lot better than New York’s subways—the largest in the world but can have wait times of up to 14 minutes.
- There are 49 Dubai Metro stops in total (Red Line has 29; Green Line has 20; Expo 2020 has 7).
- The Dubai Metro map is divided into 7 zones.
Each Dubai Metro zone has metro stations, bus stations, tram stations, and water buses.
- The train speed of Dubai Metro reached 95 km/hr.
Your answer to what’s the nearest metro station to your community or where you want to live is right here.
Go ahead and choose your next step in Dubai to create a convenient life for you and your family. There’s no shortage of communities in Dubai close to the world-class Dubai Metro service.