Sunday 23rd April 2017 Operating Hours

The Dubai Metro operating hours for Sunday 23rd April 2017 on the occasion of the Isra W’al Miraj 1438H holiday have been announed by the RTA.

The red line stations will operate from 5.30am until Midnight.

The green line stations will operate from 5.50am until midnight.

The metro express line will operate as usual.

All public parking will be free of charge on that day except the Fish market and multi story parking.

10 New Feeder Bus Services

10 new feeder bus services start today, as announced by the RTA. There are also a number of changes to existing bus routes. The new services that are being added are as follows:

  • Route : F4   From Gold Souq Bus Station to Deira City Center Bus Station
  • Route : F6   From Al Rashidiya Metro Station to Al Rashidiya Community
  • Route : F7   From Etisalat Metro Station to Dubai Municipality Staff Housing,Al Qusais
  • Route : F9   From Wasl Park Terminus to Al Jafiliya Bus Station,Via Al Satwa Area
  • Route : F19 From Business Bay Metro Station to U BORA Tower
  • Route : F27 From Al Nahda Metro Station to DAFZA  &  Airport Terminal 2
  • Route : F28 From Emirates Tower Metro Station to Satwa Bus Station Via:Trade Center Metro Station
  • Route : F32 From Mall of Emirates Metro Station to Arabian Ranches 2 Via:Studio City,Mudon & Sustainable City
  • Route : F35 From Mall of Emirates Metro Station to The Greens and Al Barsha Heights
  • Route : F41 From Business Bay Metro Station to South Ridge Via, Bay Square and U Bora Tower 

If you want to check details for a particular route then you can use the RTA’s Wojhati journey planner.

You can also pick up feeder bus timetables from the Metro stations themselves which is probably the best way to get up to date information.

Metro Operating Hours Extended for Gitex Shopper

The RTA has announced that the operating hours of the Dubai Metro will be extended on Wednesday 29th March and Saturday 1st April in order to accommodate the increased numbers of passengers expected to attend the annual event.

Gitex Shopper takes place at Dubai World Trade Center for 4 days from 29th March to 1st April.

29th March

The Red Line will open at 5.30am on the 29th March and close at 1am the following day.

The Green Line will operate from 5.50am until 1am the next day.

30th/31st March

Operating hours will be as per normal on Thursday 30th (services run until 1am next day) and Friday 31st March (services start at 10am and run until 1am the next day) on both the red and green line.

1st April

On Saturday 1st April, once again the operating hours will be extended by one hour so that both the Green Line and Red Line will operate until 1am the next day.

New Year Operating Hours for Dubai Metro

New Year’s Eve 2016

Timings have been announced by the RTA for the operating hours for Dubai Metro for the night of New Year’s Eve 2016/2017,  and as expected the Metro will be running the same operating hours as last year.

This means that the Dubai Metro will run continuously throughout the night of 31st December/1st January and only stop at the end of operating hours on 1st January (which is actually midnight as this is a Sunday).

Anyone out enjoying the celebrations will therefore be able to travel home using the Metro throughout the night.

The exception to this is the Burj Khalifa metro station which will close at 10pm on 31st December to enable smooth operations around the most popular area for the New Year celebrations.

There should be extra public transport available from the other nearby metro stations to ferry revellers to the Downtown Dubai area.

There will be an increased police presence at the Metro stations to ensure the safety and security of travellers.

Parking will be free in all paid areas except the fish market on 1st January.

The police and RTA are encouraging people to use public transport instead of their own cars to stop areas being gridlocked as they have often been in the past.

UAE National Day Operating Hours 2016

The RTA has announced the operating hours for the Dubai Metro for UAE National Day holidays as follows:

The Red Line Metro Stations will operate on Thursday Dec 1 from 5:30 am to 1:00 am (of the following day), and on Friday Dec 2 from 10:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day).

The Green Line Metro Stations will operate on Thursday Dec 1 from 5.50 am to 1.00 am (of the following day), and on Friday Dec 2 from 10 am to 1.00 am (of the following day).

These timings are actually the same as normal so no changes have been made for the holidays.

Ibn Battuta Walkway Opened

Today a new walkway was opened between the Dubai Metro station  at Ibn Battuta and the mall itself.

The walkway is 210 metres long and also includes a number of shopping outlets to add to the already expanded Ibn Battuta.

This will make a much easier transfer between the metro station and the mall and will likely encourage more people to visit the mall.

This is not the end of the expansion of Ibn Battuta mall which will have even more leasable shop space added in future months.

There are a number of malls that are directly connected to the Dubai Metro, including Mall of the Emirates, Burjuman and City Centre, thus making the Metro a great way to do your shopping in many different areas if you do not have a car.

Ibn Battuta is a picturesque mall, with sections named after and dedicated to the regions that were travelled by Ibn Battuta, who was an explorer in the 14th Century.

More Trains Added

This week sees the start of an increase in the number of trains that are running on the Dubai Metro.

Since the Metro was launched in 2009 the number of commuters using the trains has increased substantially and at rush hour people sometimes have to actually wait for trains to pass through and jump on the next one because they are too packed for more passengers.

Well from this week hopefully that congestion will be eased by the addition of 276 more weekly trips – 154 on the Red Line and 122 on the Green Line.

In the evenings the rush hour is even more busy than in the mornings and hopefully these extra trips will enable commuters to get home more quickly and in slightly more comfort.

Even at rush hour the trains run at intervals of less than 3 minutes so they will be even more frequent than this starting from this week.

If you notice a big change in the number of trains please get in touch and let us know – or perhaps this is only enough to ease congestion rather than actually fixing the problem completely.

Metro Timings for Al Hijri New Year

The RTA has announced timings for the Dubai Metro for the holiday of Al Hijri New Year which takes place on Sunday 2nd October:

Saturday 1st October

The Red Line will start at 5:30am (this is the time for the express service) and will continue up until 1am (on the Sunday)

The Green Line will operate from 5:50am and continue until 1am (on the Sunday)

Sunday 2nd October

The Red line will operate from 5:30am until midnight

The Green line will operate from 5:50am until midnight.

Eid al Adha 2016 Timings

The timings for the Dubai Metro on the occasion of Eid al Adha 2016 are as follows:

Red Line:
Thursday 8th September – 5.30am until 2am the next day
Friday 9th September – 10am until 2am the next day
Saturday 10th September – 5.30am until 2am the next day
Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th September – 5.50am until 2am the next day
Wednesday 14th September – 5.30am until 1am the next day

Green Line:
Thursday 8th September – 5.50am until 2am the next day
Friday 9th September – 10am until 2am the next day
Saturday 10th September – 5.50am until 2am the next day
Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th September – 5.50am until 2am the next day
Wednesday 14th September – 5.50am until 1am the next day

Eid al Fitr Holiday Timings Announced

The RTA has announced the Dubai Metro timings for the Eid al Fitr holiday 2016 as follows:

The red line Metro stations will be open from 5.30am until 2am (the following day) on 5th July and 7th July 2016.

On 6th July, the Red and the Green Lines will operate from 5.50am until 2am the next day.

The Red and the Green Lines will operate from 5.50am until 2am on 6th July. On 8th July, they will run from 10am until 2am the next day. Green Line stations will operate from 5.50am until 2am on 5th and 7th July 2016.