Dubai International (DXB) has two stations on Dubai Metro, one of the world’s most modern transit systems. It’s clean, efficient, air-conditioned and extremely cost-effective.
Trains run frequently from DXB Terminals 1 and 3, with both stations on the Red Line. The Red Line runs from 5am till midnight, Saturday to Wednesday; 5am -1am (the next day) on Thursday, and 10am till 1am (the next day) on Friday.
There are just two lines, making the network simple to use even for newcomers. Most stations have connecting buses and taxi ranks for onward travel. Most major hotels and tourist destinations are relatively close to a station.
You can buy your ticket at the airport stations. The cost depends on how many zones you travel, but is always extremely affordable.
Try the Nol card. It can be charged up with credit, and also gives you a discount on standard fares.
The front carriage on each train is ‘gold class’, for a small premium – kids will love the view through the driverless front window! There is also a carriage for women and children only.
You’re allowed up to two pieces of luggage (with one being hand luggage). For more information visit the RTA website
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The nearest metro station is located at Ibn Battuta Mall which can be reached via bus or taxi.