Connector February 2024

CONNECTOR.AE 54 CONNECTOR.AE 55 Lifestyle Lifestyle Your Guide To Using Public Transport In Dubai While Dubai is renowned for its iconic structures and attractions like the Burj Khalifa, it also boasts one of the world’s most efficient and budget-friendly public transportation systems. With options ranging from buses to the metro, trams, and abra rides, the city is wellconnected. Navigating Dubai becomes a breeze using these public transport modes. And if you are new in Dubai and are trying to wrap your head around the modes of public transport, Connector is here to your rescue. This is your ultimate guide to using public transport in Dubai with routes, fares and everything that you need to know. Dubai Metro - Route, Timings, Fares And More Covering a vast distance of nearly 90 kilometres and with ongoing expansion plans, the Dubai Metro stands out as one of the most economical modes of public transportation in the UAE. Comprising two lines, the Red Line and Green Line, it is connected across key areas. The Red Line starts its journey from Centrepoint, formerly known as Rashidiya Station, in close proximity to Dubai International Airport. This line follows the city’s main highway, Sheikh Zayed Road, stopping at significant landmarks and neighbourhoods. Notable locations along the route include Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (DMCC Station), Dubai Marina (Sobha Realty Station), and Mall of the Emirates. Upon reaching Jebal Ali Station, the Red Line diverges in two directions. If your destination is Expo City Dubai, you can stay on the same train. However, if you intend to head towards Ibn Battuta Mall, a train switch at Jebal Ali Station is required. The Red Line concludes its journey at UAE Exchange Station, beyond the Jebel Ali Industrial Area. On the other hand, the Green Line starts its route from Etisalat Station in the Al Twar area and extends to the historically rich Dubai Creek. Along this line, passengers can explore cultural landmarks such as Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Deira, and the gold and spice souks. Dubai Metro Timings: Dubai Metro functions daily; from Monday to Thursday, you can board the metro from 5am to midnight; on Fridays, the metro operates from 5am to 1am(next day); on Saturdays the timings are 5am to midnight, and on Sunday, the timings are 8am to midnight. The timings also keep changing due to festivals and other activities in Dubai. Dubai Metro Fare: The Dubai Metro has a minimum fare of Dhs 3, and the metro system is divided into seven zones throughout the city. Fares are determined based on the number of zones travelled. Additionally, the fare varies depending on the class selected, with options including silver class and gold class. Gold class is akin to first class and comes with a higher cost. Conveniently, all payments can be made using Nol cards. Nol cards are available for purchase at Dubai Metro stations, bus stations, and popular supermarkets like Carrefour, Spinneys, and Waitrose. This card serves as a easy payment method for residents and visitors, facilitating efficient travel across Dubai. Dubai Tram - Route, Timings, Fares And More Introduced in 2014, the Dubai Tram stands out as the first tramway project outside Europe to be powered by a ground-based