Dubai Metro Map, Route and Timings: The automated Dubai Metro is one of the easiest, quick, and efficient advanced rail systems to explore the city. Operated by the British company Serco, under contract to the Roads and Transport Authority, it becomes the best means of public transportation. However, in March 2021, a new change occurs as French-Japanese Consortium becomes the new operator from 8 September 2021.
Dubai metro that spans over 70 km, this modern rail system offers a wide range of luxurious services to people. For instance, once you are onboard the Metro, you can get services like Wi-Fi access, accessibility for disabled passengers, luggage facility, audible beeps when opening and closing the doors, emergency call box and integrated radio system, etc.
Dubai Metro Route is the key player as it reflects the advancement and creates the best solutions that make life easier for people. Since its launch, it has become the lifeline of the city. According to a research study, the economic benefits of the Dubai Metro have surpassed the combined capital investment and operational cost, which stands at almost around Dh41 billion.
The Red Line and the Green Line are both functional. Moreover, there is a significant 15km extension to the Red Line known as Route 2020. It will lead to the Expo 2020 site and its announcement in April 2015 and opening in 2021. The first and the foremost urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula is Dubai Metro that runs seven days a week. The metro stations are open from
- From Wednesday to Saturday: 5 am till midnight
- On Thursday: 5 am to 1 am
- And on Friday: 10 am to 1 am.
Dubai Metro Route, Dubai Metro Expo 2020 Route, and Timings:
Currently, the Dubai Metro Route system consists of two lines. Hence, these lines are Red and Green. The starting point of the Red Line is through Centerpoint station (close to Dubai International Airport – DXB) and travels along Sheikh Zayed Road. One can see many stops and major attractions like The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Mall of the Emirates, etc.
The Jebel Ali station has two directions. You need to stay on the train if you want to go to EXPO 2020. If you’re going to reach the UAE Exchange station, you have to switch trains at Jebel Ali station. The Green Line travels from the Etisalat station to the historic Dubai Creek. This line has the best cultural highlights like Al Fahidi Historical District, Deira, gold and spice souks, etc.
To reach Expo 2020, Dubai Metro Route is the best way to get there. Due to Expo 2020, the public transport authority provides around 50 new trains with roomy interiors and novel designs so that people can enjoy a more convenient ride. Those who have cars can park their vehicle at Jebel Ali Metro Station parking, and from there, they must choose an 18-minute Metro trip to the event site. There will be seven stations on Route 2020 available and open for people. They are
- Jebel Ali
- The Gardens,
- Discovery Gardens,
- Jumeirah Golf Estates,
- Al Furjan,
- Dubai Investment Park
- And Expo 2020
The backbone of Dubai’s mass transit system and Route 2020 is the Dubai Metro that extends 15km from Jebel Ali Metro Station, on the Red Line to Expo 2020 Station. Dubai Metro is safe as it has all Route 2020. It has the best fare gate with sensors and has 3D cameras that will scan the passenger. The Dubai Metro service hours and timings during Expo 2020 are from Wednesday to Saturday from 5 am to 1.15 am, then 5 am to 2.15 am on Thursday. On Friday, the timing will be from 8 am to 1.15 am the next day. Route 2020 is the path to connectivity.
To serve Expo 2020, RTA has accomplished 15 projects that are costing more than Dh15 billion.
All three lines are present on the Dubai Metro Map. The journey of Dubai Metro effective from 1 October 2021 includes Red Line, and it is between Centrepoint (R11) and Expo 2020 (R76). The other is the Branch Line between Jebel Ali (R38) and UAE Exchange (R42). Finally, the Green Line, the last line, is between Etisalat (G11) and Creek (G30).
Ticket and Fees of Dubai Metro:
First of all, you have to buy and then load the Nol card. Through this card, you can travel to Dubai Metro easily. You can tap this card on the entry and exit points, and when you do it, the system will deduct the fees automatically. However, the costs will vary depending on the length of your journey. The charging of fees depends on the number of zones passengers are traveling. Nol rechargeable chip card comes in four types. Therefore, the following are the four Nol cards used for Dubai Metro.
The Nol Red Ticket:
The Nol Red Ticket is a paper-based card, and you can purchase it from any vending machine. The paper cost of the ticket is 2 AED. Hence, the latest price is 6 AED, and the credits are 42 AED. You can load up to 20 AED for one-time transport to 40 AED for a 1-day gold pass. Additionally, the card is valid for 90 days.
Silver Nol Card:
The Silver Nol Card is a starter card for regular use and can cost up to 25 AED upfront. You can load an e-purse up to 1000 AED. Nol Silver Card is valid for five years. It will automatically calculate the trip cost and deduct it from your e-purse.
Nol Gold Card:
Some active people like to travel with luxury and comfort; this is the best card for you. The features of this card are similar to the Silver Card, but it has more benefits. Thus, you can get Dubai Metro’s Gold Class seats for a premium fare, which comes as privileged access to you. The upfront cost of the card is 25 AED, and it has 19 AED of the e-purse value.
Secure Nol Blue Card:
The secure Nol Blue Card cost is around 70 AED upfront, and you can load the card up to 5000 AED in value. The credits are up to 20 AED. It is the most popular and secure personalized Nol smart card that is best for daily commuters. One of the fantastic features of this card is that social welfare holders, students, and senior citizens can get a 50% of the fare.