So although the inauguration of the green line by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum took place today, 9 September, the green line of the Dubai Metro will only actually be open to the general public tomorrow, 10th September. This is just what happened when the red line was opened in 2009 when only specially invited guests were allowed to travel on the newly opened line on the actual opening day.
However, Sunday will be the key day in the start of the green line as this is when it will be tested in anger by commuters who have eagerly awaited the opening to make travel to work much easier. The green line has 18 stations, of which 16 will be open on September 10th with Al Jadaf and Creek remaining closed for the time being until local demand gives rise to the stations opening.
The green line links in with the red line at Union and Khalid bin al Waleed stations and passengers will not need to check in or out with their nol cards when changing lines.