Dubai Metro RouteMap


  • 47 stations, 9 underground
  • 2 transfer stations (Union Square and Khalid Bin Waled)
  • 87 trains in the metro system
  • 75 kilometres total
  • Fully-automated operation by Thales Rail Signaling Solution, minimum headway of 90 sec
  • Metro Operations Hours
    • Sunday – Wednesday 5:50am to 00:00pm
      Thursday 5:50am to 01:00am
      Friday 1:00pm to 01:00am
      Saturday 5:50am to 24:00pm
Dubai Metro RouteMap
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  • 5-car trains
  • Each train can accommodate 643 passengers, seated and standing
  • The 5 cars on each train are split into 3 classes: Gold (VIP) class (1car), Women and children (1car), Silver class (3 cars)
  • Gold class has 18 seats and is furnished with luxorious interior and leader rating
  • Women and children class has space for strollers and bags
  • Silver class is finished in a combination of blues and greens
  • Driverless operation
  • Trained wardens to accompany passengers to help with emergencies
  • Seating arranged in a variety of ways, giving passengers the choice between Windows views and chatting with friends
  • All train cars have reserved wheelchair spaces for those with special needs
  • Policy of priority rating for elderly, injured, special needs and pregnant passengers
  • Variety of safety device on trains, including closed circuit television

Metro Stations

  • Every station will have bus connections, taxi pickup and places to lock bicykles
  • All stations have escalators and lifts where neccessary
  • There is a station every 1.5 km on average
  • Station types: Type 1 at grade, Type 2 regular elevated, Type 3 special elevated, Underground
  • Station Themes: Earth (12 stations), Water (13 stations), Air (11 stations), Fire (11 stations)
  • Roof shape is inspired by pearl diving heritage of the UAE

Red Line

  • 29 stations: 24 elevated, 4 underground, 1 at ground level
  • Frequency every 3:45 minutes during peak times, 7:00 minutes during off-peak hours
  • Initially 38 trains in service, 51 trains in service by 2010
  • Initial capacity arend 11,675 passengers per direction per hour
  • 52.1 km total, 4.7 km underground (under Dubai Creek)
  • Expected travel time one-way: 1 hour 12 min
  • Expected travel time round-trip: 2 hours 23 min

Green Line

  • 20 stations: 12 eleveted, 8 underground
  • Initially 16 trains in service, 60 trains in service by end of 2010
  • Initial capacity around 6.394 passengers per direction per hour
  • 22.5 km total
  • Expected travel time round-trip: 1 hour 23 minutes


  • Total of 518 buses in operation by April 2010
  • 41 feeder routes will meet the metros Red Line
  • Feeder bus routes will run every 5-10 minutes
  • Bus features
    • Special „tropical“ air conditioning
    • Announcements on route progress
    • Automated collection system using card fares
    • Buses feature low floors, wide entrances and special rating areas that are easier for people with special needs
    • Engines that limit amount of pollutants in the exhaust

Bus Stations

  • All metro stations are also bus stations
  • 68 more bus stations across the system

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