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The current population in the city of Dubai is 863,000 with some 2.3 million in the entire Dubai Emirate.

Construction on the first stage of Dubai's Metro began in 2005, with the first section of the Red Line opened on 09-09-2009. The Green Line was inaugurated exactly two years later, on 09-09-2011. The Red Line and the Green Line intersect twice, at Union Square and at Khalid Bin Al Waleed (BurJuman Centre).

Each of the 87 driverless trains (Thales operating system) comprises five cars, with the first car being divided into first class (Gold Class) and a section reserved for women and children.

Metro stations were designed to four different themes: earth, water, air and fire.

 Red Line

52.1 km (4.7 km underground) - 29 stations (24 elevated, 4 underground and 1 at ground level): UAE Exchange - Rashidiya

09-09-2009: Rashidiya - Nakheel Harbor & Tower (with only 8 intermediate stations)
04-01-2010: Burj Dubai station added
30-04-2010: Nakheel Harbor & Tower - Ibn Battuta
     + Dubai Marina, Dubai Internet City, Emirates Towers, Al Karama, Airport Terminal 1 and Emirates stations opened
15-05-2010: GGICO, World Trade Centre and Noor Islamic Bank stations opened
15-10-2010: Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Nakheel, Sharaf DG, First Gulf Bank and Business Bay stations opened
11-03-2011: Ibn Battuta - Jebel Ali [now UAE Exchange] (without intermediate stations)
12-12-2012: + Danube station
30-09-2013: + Energy station

Route 2020 branch:
01-01-2021: Jabal Ali - Al Furjan (4.4 km)
01-06-2021: Al Furjan Expo 2020 (9 km)
01-09-2021: + Jumeirah Golf Estates station

 Green Line

22.5 km (7.9 km underground) - 18 stations (10 elevated and 8 underground)

09-09-2011: Etisalat - Dubai Health Care City
01-03-2014: Dubai Health Care City - Creek

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 Metro Projects




Dubai Tram14.6 km with 19 stations planned, also known as "Al Sufouh Tramway" - Map

- entire line will be equipped with APS ground-level power supply
- most of southern loop through Jumeirah Beach elevated
- 44 m long, 7-section Citadis 402trams from Alstom
Al Sufouh - Jumeirah Beach (8 km + 2.6 km depot access, with 11 stations, equipped with platform screen doors) opened 11 Nov. 2014

Click here for our Dubai Tram page!



- 5.45 km monorail line, intially referred to as 'Palm Jumeirah Monorail'
- opened 06 May 2009 from Park Gateway to Atlantis (without intermediate stops)
- planned to be extended to link up with Metro system
- 03 July 2017: Al Ittihad Park station
- 28 Nov 2019: Nakheel Mall station
- 19 Oct 2022: The Pointe station

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RTA Roads & Transport Authority

Palm Monorail (Official Website)

Project and Construction updates (GulfNews)

Dubai Metro at Wikipedia

Palm Monorail at Wikipedia

Dubai Metro in "The National"

Dubai Metro on Google Maps

Dubai Metro.eu



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