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Welcome to our website for Dubai Metro Information.

Driverless Trains

The Dubai Metro is one of the few driverless passenger trains in the world. It was built over a period of about 4 years and was completed and opened in 2009.

The government plan was to build a network of public transport in Dubai that would encourage people to give up their cars.

Dubai Metro was a key part of that plan and continues to spearhead public transport in Dubai.

Hugely Successful

The Metro has been a great success. Since it was launched has seen a continual increase in the number of passengers that use it each year.

This has decreased the number of people using cars on the roads of the Emirate and making the city greener.

The government of Dubai is set on increasing public transport usage over the coming years and the Metro is the mainstay of that plan.


Currently there are two lines – the green line and the red line. There are plans to build more lines and also to extend the existing lines further. This would mean a larger part of the Dubai residential areas would be covered by the Metro.

One major plan that is in progress at the moment is to extend the Metro line to the site of Expo 2020. This will be completed in time for the Expo!

There are also still plans for 2 more lines although those plans have been slightly on hold in recently years.

Using the Metro

If you are planning on using the Dubai Metro either as a resident or a visitor then check out the rules and regulations, the ticket prices and the station information here. You can find out the latest information about any changes that are happening in the News Section.

About this website

This website was set up by myself shortly before the Dubai Metro itself opened on 9 September 2009. The RTA had not set up a website with any information on about the Dubai Metro at that time. Therefore it was up to people like myself to fill the gap and supply the public with information about the Dubai Metro.

Since then, this website has continued to give Dubai Metro information on a free basis, using my own time and effort. In this respect I apologise in advance if you do not find the information that you need here.

I have tried to accumulate as much Dubai Metro information as I can and also keep updated on the news. However, it is often very difficult to get to the facts as these are not always released to the public by the RTA. Also decisions about the opening hours of the Dubai Metro are not made public until the last minute.

Please take a look at the information on the website and hopefully you can find what you are looking for. If you are interested in occasional news and information about the Dubai Metro then please follow my twitter account at http://www.twitter.com/DubaiMetro_me or look out for the #DubaiMetro tag.