The Dubai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There are currently two lines, with more lines planned in the future.
Trains of the Dubai Metro are fully automated and driverless, and the stations are air-conditioned with platform edge doors.
The Red Line opened in September 2009, becoming the first urban transit line in the Arabian Peninsula.
[Red Line at Union Station.]
The main line is 52.1 kilometres in length, travelling from the airport to the Jebel Ali Freezone at the western end of Dubai. A branch line from Jebel Ali Station was built to connect the Expo 2020 site.
The Red Line is the world’s longest driverless single metro line.
The Green Line is the second line of the Dubai Metro network, interchanging with the Red Line at Union and BurJuman. There are 20 stations on the 22.5 km line.
[Stadium station on the Green Line.]
In addition to the metro, there is a planned light rail system that will provide a feeder service to the metro. The Dubai Tram is the first light rail system in Dubai.
[Mina Seyahi tram stop.]
The Dubai Tram is a 14.5 km tramway from Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah and Al Sufouh. The route has stops near the DMCC and Sobha Realty stations of the Red Line. The tram route is shown on the official metro map, and the metro pass (nol card) can be used for the tram.
The Palm Monorail is a monorail that runs up the trunk of Palm Jumeirah, connecting the mainland to the top of the island group. The Palm Monorail is not part of the Dubai metro system, so metro cards can’t be used on this line. The monorail is priced like a theme park ride, so it can’t be considered as an urban rail transit.
There is a plan to extend the line to Dubai Internet City, so it is a shame that it’s not part of the metro system.
Dubai Metro maps
Dubai metro stations and tram stops plotted on a Google Map.
[Map of Dubai Metro.]
Metro & Tram stations and location map
“The below map showcases all the metro and tram stations that come under the full rail network, including Red line stations, Green line stations and Tram stations.”
Dubai Rail Network
Official metro map in the standard metro map design of straight lines and 45-degree angles. The map shows fare zones and some prominent landmarks with a background of a digitised geographic landscape. The monorail is included on this map for reference, but it is not part of the metro system.
[View full map or download PDF version.]
Links and resources
Aedas – Designed the stations, two depots, and operational control centres.