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Welcome to our website for Dubai Metro Information.

We aim to provide as much information as possible about the Dubai metro but if you have a question, in the first instance you may be able to find the answer on the FAQs page.

Driverless Trains

The Dubai Metro is one of the few driverless passenger trains in the world. It was built over a period of about 4 years and was completed and opened in 2009.

The government plan was to build a network of public transport in Dubai that would encourage people to give up their cars.

Dubai Metro was a key part of that plan and continues to spearhead public transport in Dubai.

The Trains

The trains run frequently so you will not be waiting long for one – usually every 3 to 5 minutes. They are made up of a number of carriages – at one end is the gold class carriage which costs a bit extra and has nicer seats and usually not so many people, at the other end is the women and children’s carriages where men are not allowed to go (and will be fined if they do).

The Metro runs from one end of the Emirate to the other, passing mostly through central areas. There are buses and taxis at each metro station (and also scooters at some) to enable to you to get to your final destination. You can also link to the tram that runs around Dubai marina and JBR.

The names of the stations do not always reflect the area that they are located as they are often sponsored by companies who have their office located near that metro station. This can make it difficult to figure out where you need to go!

Dubai Metro sunset

Success Story

The Metro has been a great success. Since it was launched has seen a continual increase in the number of passengers that use it each year.

This has decreased the number of people using cars on the roads of the Emirate and making the city greener.

The government of Dubai is set on increasing public transport usage over the coming years and the Metro is the mainstay of that plan.


Currently there are two lines – the green line and the red line. The new blue line is already being planned and will hopefully be complete by 2029.

The red line was recently extended to the site of Expo 2020. This was a major project and has carried millions of people to the Expo site and the areas surrounding it, since it opened.

There are also plans for further lines in the future.

Using the Metro

If you are planning on using the Dubai Metro either as a resident or a visitor then check out the rules and regulations, the ticket prices and the station information here. You can find out the latest information about any changes that are happening in the News Section.

About this website

This website was set up by myself shortly before the Dubai Metro itself opened on 9 September 2009. The RTA had not set up a website with any information on about the Dubai Metro at that time. Therefore it was up to people like myself to fill the gap and supply the public with information about the Dubai Metro.

Since then, this website has continued to give Dubai Metro information on a free basis, using my own time and effort. In this respect I apologise in advance if you do not find the information that you need here.

I have tried to accumulate as much Dubai Metro information as I can and also keep updated on the news. However, it is often very difficult to get to the facts as these are not always released to the public by the RTA. Also decisions about the opening hours of the Dubai Metro are not made public until the last minute.

Please take a look at the information on the website and hopefully you can find what you are looking for. If you are interested in occasional news and information about the Dubai Metro then please follow my twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/DubaiMetro_me or look out for the #DubaiMetro tag.