Dubai Metro Opening Hours Extended

The opening hours of the Dubai Metro will be extended from 3 September 2011 to the following:

from 6am until midnight Saturday to Wednesday,
6am until 1am on Thursdays
and 1pm until 1am on Fridays.

This extension of the working hours follows on from the extended hours during Ramadan and Eid but in this case is a permanent change. It ties in with the opening of the Dubai Metro Green Line on 9 September 2011.

The RTA has taken the feedback from existing passengers who have wanted the hours extended for quite a while now. The extension is timed by the RTA with the likely huge increase in passengers that the opening of the Green Line will bring and so likely makes more economic sense now than it may have done in the past.

It seems that the last bastion of requirements in terms of timings from the passengers point of view, is to start the trains earlier on a Friday. Although initially the start time of 3pm was brought forward to 1pm there is still no sign at present that the Dubai metro will open on a Friday morning in the near future.

4 thoughts on “Dubai Metro Opening Hours Extended”

  1. HI! Dubai Metro Team,

    After experiencing the over-flooded crowd extensively seen on the Business bay / Union/ Burjuman metro stations it has concerned me to share some suggestions with you as follows:

    1. If the train merely after 5 PM till 10 PM runs from UAE /Batuta station non-stop till Business bay metro station then the over -crowded people at Business bay/ Dubai Mall/ Financial center and further stations will not find so many hassles.
    2. Likewise, let’s say one train runs from UAE Exchange station and stops all stations until Noor bank and then directly reaches to Burjuman and just the following next train can run from UAE exchange nonstop until Noor bank and starts carrying passengers from Business Bay till Burjuman.

    Hope you understand my concern and suggestion.

  2. Metro on friday mornings would really be helpful for the regular church-goers. The Oud Metha road is crowded[9am-2pm] with people waiting for buses and taxis on fridays.
    The metro authorities shd conduct a survey to determine the demand. From where I, a regular public transport user, stand I feel there is a REAL need. Thanks!!!!

    1. I totally agree with you Nancy, and people have been saying ever since the metro opened in 2009 that the Friday hours were wrong and it should open much earlier but it seems that the RTA is not going to change this for the time being unfortunately.

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