Ever since the red line of the Dubai Metro was launched on 9 September 2009, there has been what looks like to me, a glaring intention to create more stations along the red line route. Although nothing has been said about this by the RTA as far as I am aware, you only need to look at the current Metro red line route maps to see what I am talking about.
There are big spaces between Business Bay station and Noor Islamic Bank station, as well as a gap between Noor Islamic and First Gulf Bank Stations. Looking at the map, we can see that each station has been given a number, but these numbers are not continuous. With Business Bay station being number 26 and Noor Islamic bank Metro station being number 29, that leaves stations number 27 and 28 nowhere to be found. Also there is space for a Dubai Metro station number 30 to be built.
Maybe these extra stations are part of the long term plan and the gaps in the numbering are yet to be decided on but the RTA knew that there was the possibility of adding more stations on the red line route. In any case, it will be interesting to see if more stations appear in future plans.