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Dubai

United Arab Emirates


Date of opening9 Sep 2009
Network length69.7 km (43.32 mi)
Stations47 (45*)
Lines2        Line history cityrailtransit.com
Stations per line23.50
Avg. station distance1,549 m (0.96 mi)
Avg. line length34.85 km (21.66 mi)
*with transfer stations counted once
Numerical data by J. Serradell, 1 Jan 2014
System typeMetro
Daily ridership (by J. Kennes)299,000 (as of 2012)
Daily ridership per km (per mi)4,280 (2,660)
Fare (10 km/10 stops; by UBS)0.56 EUR (as of 2009); gates
TrackRight, gauge: 1435 mm
Power supplyThird rail, 750 V
Air-conditioned trainsYes
Walk-through trainsYes
Rubber-tyred trains
Driverless linesMetro (since 2009)
Platform screen doorsMetro, monorail
World Metro Database




Official map
Source: html, © 2010 rta.ae


To-scale map
Source: cityrailtransit.com

Disclaimer: Maps are copyrighted. The previews on this page are for informational purposes only. Please respect copyright and always refer to original maps.

Transit mapsSystem map images
openbusmap.org/öpnvkarte.de
openptmap.org
tracker.geops.ch - moving trains
maps.google.com
images.google.com




Metro Arts and Architecture

Examples of interesting station design:


Rating: 2 stars – worth a detour!  Dubai

The elevated and at-grade Dubai Metro stations combine both heritage and modern designs. They have been modelled on the shape of seashell, inspired from the diving and pearl-fishing heritage of the UAE, while the interior design depicts the four elements of nature – water, air, earth and fire. [FlashyDubai.com]

Photo [momentaryawe.com, flickr.com]: Mall of the Emirates station.
Conceptual design of some stations includes traditional architectural ingredients used in antique Arab buildings such as wind towers, oriels, alleyways or internal arches.

Photo [Imre Solt, imresolt.com]: Al Jafiliya station.
Photo [Nepenthes, wikipedia.org]: Khalid Bin Al Waleed transfer station with its blue interior and jellyfish-shaped chandeliers.




Lines with a View

Most of the metro is elevated and provides breathtaking views of Dubai's spectacular skyscraper architecture as it runs along the very long Sheikh Zayed Road. It is a recommended sightseeing option for tourists, and as the metro is driverless, you can enjoy the views from the front window like in this video: youtube.com.

Photo by Imre Solt, imresolt.com
The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is another option for excellent views.

Photo by freakingkid.com





Handpicked Resources

rta.ae Official website
dubaimetro.eu Inofficial website




Generic Links for Dubai Metro

Wikipedia entry at wikipedia.org
Urbanrail.net entry at urbanrail.net
Railway Gazette search at railwaygazette.com
Discussion at skyscrapercity.com
System photos at Google Images
City information at wikipedia.org









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