Dubai Metro Time, Fares and Route 2023

Dubai second largest city of United Arab Emirates and the busiest traffic has been challenging everyday life. One of the fastest and the easiest transport in Dubai is Metro which is rapid transit system serving Dubai and the surrounding area. Dubai metro time start at 5 am to 12:00 am, from Monday to Thursday and it starts at 5 am to 2:15 am on Friday and Saturday while on Sunday Dubai metro time starts at 8 am to 1:15 am.

What is the Dubai Metro Timings

  1. Monday to Thursday

    5 am to 12 am

  2. Friday and Saturday

    5 am to 2:15 am

  3. Sunday

    8 am to 1:15 am

The Dubai Metro consists of two lines one is the Red Line and another is the Green Line. The Red Line runs from Dubai city named Rashidiya to Jebel Ali and the Green Line runs from Etisalat till Creek.

The Dubai Metro has 79 stations, of which 24 are underground, 13 are at-grade, and 42 are elevated. The Dubai Metro is operated by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and is the world’s longest driverless metro network.

The Dubai Metro has a number of features to make it easier for passengers to use, such as automated ticketing machines, multi-lingual announcements, and a mobile app. The RTA also provides a number of services for passengers, such as a lost and found service, wheelchair access, and a customer service center.

The Dubai Metro is expected to expand significantly over the next few years, with plans for new lines and extensions. The RTA is also planning to introduce a new fare system in 2023, which will be based on the distance travelled.

Dubai Metro Fares

The fare for the Dubai Metro depends on the number of zones you travel through. The fares range from AED 2 – AED 8.50.

For a single journey, the fare is calculated based on the number of zones you travel through. Let’s say, if you travel from Rashidiya to Burjuman, the fare would be AED 5.

If you are using a Nol card, which is available in any Glossary, you will have benefit from discounted fares. The fares range from AED 1.80 to AED 7.50.

Breakdown of Dubai Metro fares


Personal : AED 3

Red : AED 4

Silver : AED 3

Gold : AED 6

Two Adjacent Zones

Personal : AED 5

Red : AED 6

Silver : AED 5

Gold : AED 10

If you are traveling more than 2 zones

Personal : AED 7.5

Red : AED 8.5

Silver : AED 7.5

Gold : AED 15

We hope this guide on Dubai metro time, fares and route is helpful

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