Dubai Metro Timings: Tickets and Lines

These Dubai metro timings and fares contain up-to-date information on the timings of Dubai’s Silver Line, Red Line, Green Line, and Metro bus services. So, before you go on your Dubai adventure, be sure to check out our article for the Dubai metro timings schedule.

We understand how important it is to have an accurate date and time of the Dubai metro when visiting the UAE. To make your life easier, we’ve included Dubai metro timings today in a table so that you can check the schedules at a glance. No more worries about missing your train or bus!

What Are the Timings of Dubai Metro?

Dubai Metro & Tram Timings:

Dubai Metro:

  • Mon to Thu: 5 am-12 am
  • Friday: 5 am-1 am
  • Saturday: 5 am -12 am
  • Sunday: 8 am -12 am

Tram Stations:

  • Mon to Sat: 6 am-1 am
  • Sunday: 9 am-1 am

Dubai Metro Timings Today

Red Line (MRed)Centrepoint (R11)Expo 2020 (R76)
Branch Line (MBrch)Jabal Ali (R38)UAE Exchange (R42)
Green Line (MGrn)Etisalat by e& (G11)Creek (G30)

Dubai Metro Opening Time (For All Lines)

Do you plan to zip around Dubai? Here’s what you need to know about the Dubai Metro’s timings.

DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Thursday05:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)
Friday05:00 AM01:00 AM (Next Day)
Saturday05:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)
Sunday08:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)

Dubai Metro Closing Time (For All Lines)

Riding the Dubai Metro and wondering about its operational hours? Here’s a quick lowdown on when you’ll hear that last ‘doors closing’ chime.

Generally, the RTA Dubai metro wraps up its service by the stroke of midnight. That’s from Monday through to Thursday, and then again on Saturday and Sunday. But there’s a delightful exception on Fridays! 

Day of the WeekMetro Operating Hours
Monday-Thursday05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)
Friday05:00 AM – 01:00 AM (Next day)
Saturday05:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)
Sunday08:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Midnight)

Dubai Metro Interchange Stations Timings

Station NameMetro Line(s)Interchange Information
UnionRed Line (R18)Interchange between Metro Red and Green Lines
BurJumanRed Line (R19), Green Line (G26)Interchange between Metro Red and Green Lines
Jabal AliRed Line (R38)Interchange between Metro Red and Branch Lines
SOBHA REALITYRed Line (R36)Interchange between Metro and Tram
DMCCRed Line (R37)Interchange between Metro and Tram

Last Metro Train Timing (Red Line)

Here’s the Dubai Metro train timing for the Red Line between UAE Exchange and Rashidiya.

DayUAE Exchange to RashidiyaRashidiya to UAE Exchange
Sat-Wed10:55 PM10:54 PM
Thursday01:56 PM11:56 PM
Friday11:53 PM11:53 PM

Last Metro Train Timing (Green Line)

Here’s the last Metro train timing for the Green Line between Etisalat and Creek.

DayEtisalat to CreekCreek to Etisalat
Saturday-Wednesday11:24 PM11:21 PM
Thursday12:22 PM12:20 PM
Friday12:22 PM12:20 PM

Dubai Tram Timings Today

Monday to Saturday06:00 AM to 01:00 (Next Day)
Sunday09:00 AM to 01:00 (Next Day)
Dubai Tram

RTA Bus Timings Dubai

Dubai Bus operates from 4:00 AM to 1:00 AM the following day. Intercity bus services currently running include routes E100, E101, E201, E303, E306, E307, E307A, E315, E400, E411, E16, and E700, connecting Dubai with Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Hatta, Fujairah, and Al Ain. Route C01 operates 24 hours.

Hatta Dubai Buses

RTA operates two active routes from Dubai to Hatta:

  1. Route H02, the Hatta Express, runs from Dubai Mall Bus Station to Hatta Bus Station. It operates from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily, with a frequency of every two hours, using deluxe coaches. The fare is AED 25 per rider per journey.
  2. Route H04, the Hatta Hop on Hop off, is a circular route starting and ending at Hatta Bus Station. It passes by four tourist landmarks: Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Hill Park, Hatta Dam, and the Heritage Village. Operating from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily, it runs every 30 minutes, with a fare of AED 2 per rider per bus stop.

NOL Card Types and Features and Fares

If you’re an occasional traveler just hopping onto the metro now and then, the Red NOL Card might be your best buddy. Costing just AED 2, it’s like the guest pass of the metro world – valid for 90 days, giving you up to 10 single journeys or a handy 5 daily passes. Pretty neat for a short stay or rare metro adventures.

For those who’ve made the metro their second home, the Silver NOL Card is your go-to. Priced at AED 25, with a generous AED 19 already loaded as balance, this card is all set to be with you for a whopping 5 years!

NOL Card Types and Features and Fares

If you ever run low, you can top it up to a cool AED 1000. Now, that’s what I call metro loyalty!

But, if you’re all about riding in style and comfort, the Golden NOL Card is your VIP ticket. For the same price as the silver one, AED 25, this card not only promises the same 5-year validity and the AED 19 initial balance but also unlocks the luxurious gold cabin for you.

Here are the red ticket, silver, golden fares, and top-up NOL card limit with validity.

Card TypePriceValid ForTop-Up LimitIncluded BalanceFeatures
Red Ticket / Red NOL CardAED 290 days (10 single journeys or 5 daily passes)N/AN/AIdeal for non-frequent users or travellers
Silver Ticket / Silver NOL CardAED 255 yearsAED 1000AED 19Suitable for frequent metro users
Golden Ticket / Golden NOL CardAED 255 yearsAED 5000AED 19Ideal for non-frequent users or travelers

How are NOL Fares Calculated

Nol Fare Calculation:

  • Dubai is split into 7 transport zones.
  • The fare depends on how many zones a user passes through.

Dubai Metro Passes:

DurationCard Type1 Zone2 ZonesCard Type
30 daysSilver NolAED 140AED 230AED 350
Gold NolAED 280AED 460AED 700
90 daysSilver NolAED 330AED 550AED 830
Gold NolAED 660AED 1,100AED 1,660
365 daysSilver NolAED 1,060AED 1,770AED 2,670
Gold NolAED 2,120AED 3,540AED 5,340

Dubai Metro Cabins:

  • Regular Cabin: Open to all Nol Card users.
  • Gold Cabin: Exclusive to Gold Nol Card users.
  • Women & Children Cabin: Exclusive to women and children, regardless of Nol Card type, with additional space for prams and pushchairs.

Is Metro Available 24 Hours in Dubai?

No, the Dubai Metro is not available 24 hours a day. The operating hours for the Dubai Metro are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)
  • Friday: 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM (next day)
  • Saturday: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM (midnight)

These Dubai metro operating hours cover most of the day, allowing for convenient transportation. However, it’s important to note that the metro does not run continuously throughout the night, so passengers should plan their journeys accordingly.

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