Dubai Metro tickets must be purchased in the form of a Nol card, no other payment form is possible for Dubai metro tickets. Check out the section on Nol cards for which type of card is best for you. You can buy Dubai metro tickets in the form of a Nol card at all of the metro stations and any other public transport stations. You cannot pay by cash or credit card to travel on the Dubai Metro, you need to buy a Nol card.
The maximum charge for one day’s travel (in standard class) is 20 dirhams, so you should never be charged more than this. This also includes travel on the Dubai Tram.
The new prices for travel on the Dubai Metro and Tram, with effect from 11 November 2014, are as follows:
|Ticket Type||1 Zone or <3km 2 zones||2 Zones||3+ Zones|
|Standard Adult Ticket (Red)||4 dirhams||6 dirhams||8.50 dirhams|
|Pre-paid Standard Adult Ticket (Silver Nol)||3 dirhams||5 dirhams||7.50 dirhams|
|Concessionary (Blue Nol Card)||1.50 dirhams||2.50 dirhams||3.75 dirhams|
|Gold Class (Red Ticket)||8 dirhams||12 dirhams||17 dirhams|
|Gold Class Pre-Paid||6 dirhams||10 dirhams||15 dirhams|
Standard tickets are those purchased by buying a red Nol card so are likely to be those charged to tourists or visitors. Pre-paid means where you have purchased a Silver or gold Nol card.
New passes have also been introduced with the opening of the Dubai Tram and the prices are as follows:
|Ticket Type||1 Zone||2 Zones||All Zones|
|Annual Silver Class||1,060 dirhams||1,770 dirhams||2,670 dirhams|
|Quarterly Silver Class||330 dirhams||550 dirhams||830 dirhams|
|Monthly Silver Class||140 dirhams||230 dirhams||350 dirhams|
|Weekly Silver Class||50 dirhams||80 dirhams||110 dirhams|
|Daily Silver Class||20 dirhams|
|Annual Gold Class||2,120 dirhams||3,540 dirhams||5,340 dirhams|
|Quarterly Gold Class||660 dirhams||1,100 dirhams||1,660 dirhams|
|Monthly Gold Class||280 dirhams||460 dirhams||700 dirhams|
|Weekly Gold Class||100 dirhams||160 dirhams||220 dirhams|
|Daily Gold Class||40 dirhams|