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Dubai Metro Timings Today Guide in 2024

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Dubai is a modern city with world-class infrastructure, and Dubai Metro is integral to it. It is a comfortable, fast, efficient, and eco-friendly way to travel in the town and is used by half a million commuters daily.

This blog will discuss everything you want about RTA Dubai Metro timings, metro lines, routes, stations, interchange stations, and much more. This information will help you navigate your way around Dubai easily, and you will know which metro line reaches your destination and where to get off and on from it. So, let’s begin.

A Brief Look at Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro has been in existence since 2009. It operates on two lines, red and green, across the city on overland and underground routes. It serves a total of 57 stations, and the entire length of the project is 75 km.

The Metro itself comprises air-conditioned and state-of-the-art cabins. It is mainly made from sustainable materials and runs on solar and sustainable energy. There is a reserved cabin for children and women (silver class), and an upscale cabin called the gold class.

Dubai Metro Timings Today

Let’s look at the operating hours of Dubai Metro, so you know when it starts working and what time it shuts down its operations.

Days Operating Hours
Monday to Thursday 05:00 AM – 12:00 AM 
Friday 05:00 AM – 01:00 AM 
Saturday 05:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM 

Red Line Metro Timings

Day UAE Exchange to Rashidiya Rashidiya to UAE Exchange
Saturday-Wednesday 10:55 PM 10:54 PM
Thursday 01:56 PM 11:56 PM
Friday 11:53 PM 11:53 PM

Green Line Metro Timings

Day Etisalat to Creek Creek to Etisalat
Saturday-Wednesday 11:24 PM 11:21 PM
Thursday 12:22 PM 12:20 PM
Friday 12:22 PM 12:20 PM

Let’s learn about the Dubai Line Metro’s two major lines, a branch route, and the stations on them.

Must Read: Dubai Metro Map Guide 2024: Red & Green Line

Dubai Metro Red Line:

The central line of the Dubai Metro runs along the Sheikh Zayed road and crosses many of the city’s landmarks and major attractions. You will use this line if you want to visit Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, or Dubai Marina.

It originates close to the Dubai International Airport from Center Point Metro Station (old name Al Rashidiya) to the Expo 2020 metro station and back. A total of 35 stations are located on it and remain open during the entire span of the Metro’s operation.

Following are the station names of the red line presented in a table.

Center Points Emirates Airport Terminal 3
Airport Terminal 1 GGICO City Center Deira
Al Rigga Union Burjman
ADCB Max World Trade Center
Emirates Towers Financial Center Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall
Business Bay Al Safa Equiti
Mall of the Emirates Mashreq Dubai Internet City
Al Khail Sobha Realty DMCC
Jebel Ali Ibn Battuita Energy
Danube UAE Exchange The Gardens
Discovery Gardens Al Furjan Jumeirah Golf Estates
Dubai Investment Parks Expo 2020

Dubai Metro Green Line

The Dubai Metro Green starts from Etisalat station in the Al Tawar district and goes up Dubai Creek and back. It passes through the old areas of Dubai, like Deira and Bar Dubai. It has 20 stations, and we present them below in a table.

Etisalat Al Qusais Dubai Airport Free Zone
Al Nahada Stadium Al Qiyadah
Abu Hail Abu Baker Siddiqui Salah Al Din
Union Baniyas Square Gold Souq
Al Ras Al Gubaiba Sharaf DG
Burjman Oud Metha Dubai Healthcare City
Al Jadaf  Creek


Branch Line

It is also known as the New Route 2020 and is an extension of the Red Line. It is a short line between Jabal Ali and UAE Exchange stations and was added later to the existing network. It serves the following stations, and you can interchange this line from the Jabal Ali station of the Red Line.

The Gardens Discovery of Gardens Al Furjan
Jumeirah Golf Estates Dubai Investment Parks Expo 2020

List of Dubai Metro Stations

Following is a complete list of all the stations of the Dubai Metro.

Station Number Station Name Line Area Zone
R11 Centrepoint Red Line Al Quoz 2
R12 Noor Bank Red Line Al Quoz 2
R13 First Abu Dhabi Bank Red Line Al Quoz 2
R14 Mall of the Emirates Red Line Al Barsha 2
R15 Sharaf DG Red Line Al Barsha 2
R16 Dubai Internet City Red Line Tecom 2
R17 Nakheel Red Line Tecom 2
R18 Union Red Line Deira 5
R19 BurJuman Red Line Bur Dubai 5
R20 ADCB Red Line Karama 5
R21 Al Jafiliya Red Line Al Jafiliya 5
R22 World Trade Centre Red Line Trade Centre 6
R23 Emirates Towers Red Line Trade Centre 6
R24 Financial Centre Red Line DIFC 6
R25 Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Red Line Downtown Dubai 6
G11 Etisalat Green Line Al Qusais 5
G12 Al Qusais Green Line Al Qusais 5
G13 Dubai Airport Free Zone Green Line Al Qusais 5
G14 Al Nahda Green Line Al Qusais 5
G15 Stadium Green Line Al Qusais 5
G20 Union Green Line Deira 5
G21 Baniyas Square Green Line Deira 6
G22 Palm Deira Green Line Deira 6
G23 Al Ras Green Line Deira 6
G24 Al Ghubaiba Green Line Bur Dubai 6
G25 Al Fahidi Green Line Bur Dubai 6
G26 BurJuman Green Line Bur Dubai 6
G27 Oud Metha Green Line Oud Metha 6
G28 Dubai Healthcare City Green Line Oud Metha 6
G29 Al Jadaf Green Line Al Jadaf 7
G30 Creek Green Line Al Jadaf 7

Transfer or Interchange Stations

You can use these stations to get off from one metro line and hop on to the other. 

Two transfer stations on the Red Line to the Green Line are Union and Burjuman. There are two transfer stations to the Dubai Tram: Sohba Reality and DMCC.

Union (R18/G20) and BurJuman (R19/G26) For interchange between Metro Red and Green Lines
Jabal Ali (R38) For interchange between Metro Red and Branch Lines
SOBHA REALITY (R36) and DMCC (R37) For Interchange between Metro and Tram

How to Pay for Dubai Metro?

Dubai Metro offers a convenient and cashless mode of payment via NOL cards. An NOL card is your ticket to pay for various modes of public transportation in Dubai, like buses, taxis, water taxis, and trams. It is used for other services too.

The NOL card comes in various denominations, as shown in the table below, and you can easily top it up from the different vending machines installed at all metro stations and office counters.

Let’s look at the different types of NOL cards on offer.

Red Ticket: A paper ticket for a single journey is ideal for occasional travelers or tourists. It is valid for 90 days from the date of purchase and can be used for 10 single journeys or 5 daily passes. It costs AED 2.

Silver card: It is meant for regular riders and carries a particular value of AED 25 inclusive of AED 19, the e-purse balance that you can top up to 1000 AED once it expires. It has a validity of 5 years. You also get a small discount on rides compared to the red ticket.

Gold Card: We talked about the gold cabin of the Dubai Metro in the beginning, and this card will let you ride on it. The gold cabin is luxurious, and those who like deluxe stuff go for it. It costs 80 AED too, with AED 20 added to the e-purse value. You can top it up to AED 5000, which is valid for 5 years.

Personal or Blue Card: It is your card with your picture affixed to it. Only residents can use this card, which costs AED 70 with AED 20 added to the e-purse.

NOL Card Types and Fare:



Q: What amenities can I expect at the Dubai Metro?

A: The Dubai Metro has all the modern amenities you can expect from a world-class metro system. It includes Wi-Fi, an emergency call box, over 3000 CCTV cameras, informative displays, lift access, tactile guidance for the blind, platform alerts, wheelchair access, and others.

Q: Is there anything that sets Dubai Metro apart from other metro systems worldwide?

A: It has the shortest waiting time of just 3.5 minutes in comparison to other metros of the world.

Q: Does the Dubai Metro have an app?

A: Yes, it does. It is called Dubai Metro, and you can download it for free. It is convenient and super easy to use.

Q: Where can I buy an NOL card?

A: You can buy it from any metro, bus, or water taxi station. You can even get it from select merchants and supermarkets like Carrefour.

Q: Can I carry my luggage inside since the Dubai Metro connects to the airport?

A: Yes, you can. But it has certain limits. You can carry two suitcases of the following dimensions.

  • Large suitcase with 81cm x 58cm x 30cm dimensions 
  • Small suitcase with 55cm x 38cm x 20cm dimensions

Q: Are there any designated parking spaces?

A: Yes, there are, and they are free for Dubai Metro users. If any other person parks its cards, it gets fined.

Q: Can I drink or eat in the Dubai Metro?

A: No, you can’t. You will be penalized for it with a fine of up to AED 100. There are specific rules and regulations that you must obey while traveling in it. Sleeping is also not allowed in the metro.

Enjoy Your Travels with Dubai Metro:

Dubai Metro presents a fun and comfortable way to commute. It is a cheap, sustainable, and time-saving mode of travel, and it is no wonder so many people in Dubai use it.

We have discussed everything related to the Dubai Metro, including its timings, metro stations, payment methods, and other details here. We are sure now you can easily travel the Dubai Metro with the help of this guide.


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