All you need to know about the Dubai Tram
Dubai’s extensive public transport network has played a significant role in the emirate’s development as a top tourist destination. You can find various modes of transport, such as Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, taxis, buses and ferries, which provide a seamless experience for the city’s busy commuters.
The population of Dubai has grown considerably over the last three decades. With the implementation of urban development plans, wide-ranging solutions have been offered to residents and tourists regarding public transport in Dubai. One such initiative is the Dubai Tram network, which helps tourists and residents easily navigate around Dubai’s key hubs, including Dubai Marina and JBR.
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Dubai Tram – An Overview
The Dubai Tram is an essential part of the public transport network in the city, providing maximum convenience, safety and security. With 11 stations and a route that includes several landmarks, such as Dubai Marina and JBR, the Dubai Tram is a convenient way to get from one place to another.
Why Was Dubai Tram Introduced?
The Dubai Tram was built to link the Dubai Metro with the Palm Monorail along the Jumeirah Beach Road and Al Sufouh Road. It loops around Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Al Sufouh Road, passing through Dubai Media City, Palm Jumeirah and Dubai Knowledge Park. Launched in November 2014, the service has helped reduce traffic congestion in popular tourist areas.
RTA’s tram service is a modern and fully automated rail system that uses Platform Screen Doors and alerts such as audible beeps and flashing light signals to indicate the opening and closing of doors. Each tram has seven cabins, including gold class, silver class, women and children cabins and a special area for People of Determination.
Dubai Tram Stations
Here is the list of Dubai Tram stations:
- Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 Tram Station
- Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 Tram Station
- Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station
- Dubai Marina Mall
- Dubai Marina Tram Station
- Marina Towers Tram Station
- Mina Seyahi Tram Station
- Media City Tram Station
- Palm Jumeirah Tram Station
- Knowledge Village Tram Station
- Al Sufouh Tram Station
Accessing Dubai Tram Stations using the Dubai Metro
You can easily transfer to Dubai Metro and Palm Monorail from specific interchange stations. Get off the tram at Dubai Marina Tram Station and walk to the Sobha Realty Metro Station, served by the Red Line Metro. Alternatively, board the tram at JLT Tram Station and get off at the DMCC Metro Station to find a metro.
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To continue your journey in the Palm Monorail, hop off at the Palm Jumeirah Tram Station. It’s a short walk across to the monorail station from the tram station.
Dubai Tram Timings
Monday to Saturday
12:24 am (Next Day)
12:20 am (Next Day)
* A tram arrives at the station after every ten minutes during peak hours and after 12 minutes during off-peak hours.
* The whole Dubai Tram journey takes around forty minutes.
You need an RTA Nol card in Dubai or a Nol ticket to travel via Dubai Tram. You could buy either at the ticket office or a ticket machine at any station.
A Nol Card is an electronic payment card. Visitors can buy the Nol Card Ticket for one-time use.
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Dubai Tram Tickets and Fares
How much does it cost to buy Dubai Tram tickets? You can use your Nol card to pay for the journey. The pricing detail is as follows:
- Silver Card: AED 3
- Gold Card: AED 6
- Blue Card: AED 3
- Red Ticket: AED 4
* Currently, all Tram stations are part of one zone. The prices might increase depending on the tram network extension.
CAN USERS FIND CAR PARKING SERVICES AT TRAM STATIONS?
Sometimes people try to avoid driving due to traffic voes. But they also don’t want to walk a long distance to get to a station. In such a case, you can use the multi-storied parking garage on Al Sufouh Road. The parking service is free for tram passengers. You can walk to the Palm Jumeirah station and continue along your journey.
WHICH VIOLATIONS CAN LEAD TO A FINE DURING TRAM TRAVEL?
Like the metro and buses, there are certain rules which tram passengers have to follow. Failing to do so leads to a hefty fine. The following violations are an absolute no-no and invite a fine of up to AED 2,000.
- Standing or sitting in non-passenger areas.
- Placing your foot on the seats.
- Causing disturbance or inconvenience in any way.
- Sitting in areas designated for specific categories.
- Eating or drinking in prohibited areas.
- Bringing animals in the tram except for guide dogs.
- Misusing lifts or escalators
- Attempting to open the tram’s door while it is moving.
- Using another person’s card.
- Using an expired card.
- Selling or promoting a product or service in the tram.
- Smoking, littering or spitting inside the tram.
- Carrying alcoholic beverages on the tram.
- Sleeping inside the tram.
- Carrying hazardous items such as weapons, sharp tools and inflammable material.
- Damaging or vandalising the tram or items in the stations.
- Using an emergency exit when it is not necessary.
- Parking vehicles in areas designated for metro users longer than the permitted period.
This concludes our guide to Dubai Tram. If you live in the area serviced by the tram, it is a helpful way to get around the city. You can easily avoid peak hour traffic and reach your destination on time.
Many public transport apps in Dubai, like S’hail, have been designed to reduce your travel time. Similarly, there are specific apps for RTA services in Dubai. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, these apps can come in handy.