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Dubai Metro Map, Fare, Timing and Details

The Dubai Metro is owned by Roads and Transport authorities of Dubai. It is a project of rapid rail for transit of passengers in Dubai. The Dubai Metro consist of three lines that is, Red Lines, Green Lines, and Blue lines. The Red lines and Green lines is currently operational while the Blue line is expansion of the project. Another expansion is 2020 expo expansion of Metro Train. All of these trains are driver less and fully automatic. RTA hopes to increase the number of passengers on Dubai Metro from 1.3 to 1.4 Million each day.

Inauguration of Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro project was first started on 9th of September 2009. The amazing time selected was 09:09:09 PM of 2009. The inauguration of Dubai Metro was done by the ruler of Dubai, Muhammad bin Rashid bin Makhtoom. The metro carried a large number of people in its first two days of inauguration which is more than 110 thousand people.

Construction of Dubai Metro:

The construction of Dubai Metro project was awarded in July 2005. The project was awarded to Al Ghurair Investment group. Multiple companies of Japan provided the services in designing and construction of Dubai Metro. The construction of project started in different phases. The foundation stone was led by Muhammad bin Rashid bin Makhtoom in a glittering ceremony on March 21, 2006. For Constructing Metro Dubai 30 thousand workers were used. Five big constructors and 150 small sub constructors given their services.

Cost of Dubai Metro Project:

Originally the project was started with an estimated budget of 4.2 Billion Dollars. But the cost of metro increased eighty percent to 7.8 billion dollars. However the authorities of Dubai Metro not agreed that this is increase in project cost. The authorities stated the cost increase because of massive changes in the project design and to provide facilities to more and more area and people.

The cost of under construction 2020 route is 4.46 billion dollars and the targeted time to complete this track is before expo 2020.

Return on Investment of Dubai Metro:

Metro of Dubai is a subsided project by the government of Dubai for the people of Dubai. The project will return 4.9 billion dollars in ten years. The return is more than 100% of the initial estimated price of project but it is around 60% of the total amount spent on the project.

Metro Dubai

Delays in Metro Dubai:

The Dubai transport authorities claimed that in spite of Global crises in world at the start of project they will complete the project in dead line which was in February 2009. The claim was not fulfilled and after the seventh months of dead line only ten stations of metro redline were opened for the public. The remaining 19 metro stations of redline was operational in 28 April 2010.

Metro Stations and Lines of Dubai Metro:

The current Red Line Dubai Metro and Green Line of Dubai Metro consist of seventy kilometer of track. These track have forty seven stations in total and nine underground metro stations are part of these forty seven stations. The new extension of route 2020 of metro train will include 2 under gourd while a total of seven stations. The length of route 2020 is fifteen kilometers. The red line track is 52 kilometer of which five kilometers are underground. While the green line track is 22 kilometers while eight kilometers of road is underground. The redline track have 24 elevated, 4 Underground and 1 Ground level stations while Green Line have 12 elevated, 4 underground level and 2 shared stations with Redlines. The total travel time of Red Line is 1 hour and 12 minutes approximately while Green Line 42 minutes approximately. The average travel time between Red Line station and Green Line station is 60-90 seconds.

Expo Metro Station Dubai will be largest metro station in Emirates.

Parking in Dubai Metro:

The Dubai metro have a free parking for its users. The Red line have two parking with a total capacity of 5700 cars. Currently Rashidiya Metro Station with a parking capacity of 2700 is open while other parking Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station with a capacity of 3000 will open in 2020. The green line a parking capacity of 2300 Cars. The total current capacity of Dubai Metro is 8000 cars. These all parking are multi stories. For free parking a person must have a NOL Card.

Dubai Metro integration with Dubai Tram:

In November 2014 the Dubai road and transport authorities integrated the Dubai Tram with Dubai Metro so that visitors can easily move to other parts of Dubai from metro stations.

Train of Dubai Metro:

79 Specially designed metro trains were manufactured by a Japanese company named as Kinki Sharyo. All these trains were equipped with special transport facility and modern driver less drive technology. Out of these 79 trains 50 is running on red line while remaining 29 is running on Green line. Each train have capacity to carry 643 passengers and standing passengers as well.

New Train for Dubai Metro:

A new agreement of 50 trains are done and delivery of trains will start in November 2018 and will be completed in October 2019. These trains have eight percent more capacity and will carry 696 passengers’ seats instead of 643 seats by previous trains. 35 out of these trains will be added to old redline and orange line project while 15 trains will serve the 2020 route. The new trains have more sophisticated technology of seats breaking systems, emergency stops and doors along with many other new features. These trains have child and women separate cabins on the end while on the front is Gold class cabins. The middle part have silver class cabin.  The new metro train have both latitudinal and longitudinal seat arrangement.

Guinness World Record Dubai Metro:

On 31st October 2018 the 96 nationalities joined there hand to make a world record for the most diverse human hand chain. Previous record was with Norway which was made in 2013 where 75 nation’s people made a chain of hand.

Dubai Metro Green Effects:

As the Dubai Metro is now the most used and cheap transport system in Dubai so people are using it maximum and it reduced the use of cars. As per Dubai Authorities the stop of car uses helped to controlled 943tonnes of carbon omission every day. A total of 341 thousand tons of carbon omission is controlled in 2017. This is a great achievement for control of carbon in environment and help to control the global warming.

Ticket Price of Dubai Metro:

An electronic fare cards are used for travel purpose in the Metro Dubai. This card is known is NOL Card which mean fare in Arabic and is used to pay fares of Dubai Metro. The Dubai Metro ticket price is divided into different tier zones. There is total of four tear zones and these zones are divided as per Kilometers. Tier 0 is less than 3 KM, Tier 1 is when a journey is started and end in same zone. Tier 2 mean a journey is started in one zone and end in neighbor zone .Tier 3 mean when a journey start and end in different zones that means cover at least 2 Zones.

Tiers

Cost

T0

T1

T2

T3

Silver

Trip Cost (AED)

1.8

2.3

4.1

5.8

Regular Class

Gold

Trip Cost (AED)

3.6

4.6

8.2

11.6

Gold Class

Blue

Trip Cost (AED)

1.8

2.3

4.1

5.8

Regular Class

Red Regular Class

Trip Cost (AED)

2

2.5

4.5

6.5

Red Gold Class

4

5

9

13

There is special seats for old age people, disable and pregnant women’s. The discount is also available for the senior citizens and students and monthly card holders. The electronic card of Dubai Metro is also accepted on busses and under water buses.

Timing of Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro run seven days a week. From Saturday to Wednesday the metro run from 5:50AM of morning to mid night. On Thursday the metro run from 5:50AM to 1AM while on Friday the service remain open from 1PM until 1AM. The timing of metro Dubai do not change in Ramadan or with change of weather. The advance booking is not required for metro as the trips of metro is too much and one can easily get the seat.

DUBAI METRO 2020

The Dubai Metro 2020 will start from Nakheel Harbour Station to Expo 2020 location. The train start from redline station. Expolink construction consortium is the constructor for this project. The total distance of this line is 15 kilometer out of which 11.8 km is above the ground while remaining 3.2 km is under the ground. The underground section is being drilled by a drill machine which makes the project complicated. The project have seven metro stations. Out of which five stations will be elevated while two will be under ground and one will be on level ground. The train is also environment friendly and use electric breaks. It will be completed in year 2020 and will launch for public just before expo 2020.

Prohibited Acts in Dubai Metro

In any case no person can use the other person fare (NOL) card. Destroying or tempering the seats or any equipment’s or seats of the Metro Dubai is strictly prohibited. Eating food and drinking is also prohibited while Smoking is not allowed of any kind including electric cigarettes is not allowed. Creating discomforts for other people is also not allowed. Resting your feet’s on seats and spitting is not allowed.

Map of Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro map consist of two line a red and a green. Red Line is an L shape while green line is a U shape on map. Both the line intersects each other at two stations. One is known as Union while other is known as Burjuman.

Dubai metro map

Green line Metro Dubai Map

The Map is attached below and Details of all metro stations are in the table after the map.

Dubai Metro Map Green line

Green Line Station

Station No

Station name

Theme

Open Date

Area

Level

Shops

Comments

11

Etisalat

Fire

9/10/2011

Al Twar, Muhaisnah

Elevated

3

Park n Ride

12

Al Ghusais 1

Water

9/10/2011

Al Qusais, Al Twar

Elevated

5

13

Dubai Airport Freezone

Earth

9/10/2011

Al Qusais, Dubai Airport T2

Elevated

4

14

Al Nahda

Air

9/10/2011

Al Twar, Al Nahda

Elevated

5

15

Stadium

Fire

9/10/2011

Al Mulla Plaza, Al Nahda

Elevated

5

16

Al Qiyadah/Quiadah

Earth

9/10/2011

Dubai Police HQ

Elevated

4

17

Abu Hail

Air

9/10/2011

Hor Al Anz, Salahuddin Rd

Elevated

5

18

Abu Bakr Al Siddiqi

Water

9/10/2011

Rigga, Hor Al Anz, Abu Hail

Underground

4

19

Salahuddin

Fire

9/10/2011

Al Baraha, Al Riga, Reef Mall

Underground

3

20

Union Square

Earth

9/10/2011

Al Ghurair City, Rigga, Naif

Underground

8

Transfer Station

21

Baniyas Square

Air

9/10/2011

Naif

Underground

6

22

Palm Deira

Water

9/10/2011

Hyatt, Corniche, fish market

Underground

8

23

Al Ras

Water

9/10/2011

Al Ras, Shindaga

Underground

9

24

Al Ghubaiba

Earth

9/10/2011

Port Rashid, Ghubaiba Bus Terminal

Underground

9

25

Al Fahidi (Saeediya)

Fire

9/10/2011

Mankhool, Bur Dubai souk area

Underground

6

26

Burjuman

Water

9/10/2011

Burjuman Center, Mankhool, Karama

Underground

12

Transfer Station

27

Oud Metha

Air

9/10/2011

Oud Metha, Umm Hurair

Underground

3

28

Healthcare City

Fire

9/10/2011

DHCC, Wafi Center

Elevated

2

29

Jaddaf 1

Water

3/1/2014

Jadaf, Culture Village

Elevated

5

30

Dubai Creek

Earth

3/1/2014

Jaddaf, DHCC II

Elevated

5

 

Red Line Metro Dubai Map

The Map is attached below and the details are in table after the map

Red line Dubai 2

Red Line Stations

Station name

Station name

Station name

Station name

Rashidiya

Dubai Internet City

ADCB

Mall of the Emirates

Emirates

Nakheel

Al Jafiliya

Sharaf DG

Airport Terminal 3

DAMAC Properties

World Trade Centre

Airport Terminal 1

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Emirates Towers

GGICO

Nakheel Harbour and Towers

Financial Centre

Deira City Centre

Ibn Battuta

Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall

Al Rigga

Energy

Business Bay

Union (connecting to Green Line)

Danube

Al Quoz

Burjuman (connecting to Green Line)

UAE Exchange

First Gulf Bank

 

Expo 2020 Metro Line Dubai

The red line and Expo 2020 Metro Line separates from Nakheel Harbour and Tower Station. The Map of Expo 2020 Metro Line is below.

Dubai metro map expo 2020

 

Dubai Metro Zone Map

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