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Dubai Metro & Tram System
Updated on 06 January 2017

DUBAI METRO
The Dubai Metro is a driverless public transport system linking the main areas of Dubai, and each station is supported by a bus and taxi terminal to help you get to
your destination.

The Metro runs from 6am to midnight Saturday to Wednesday; 6am to 1am on Thursday and from 1pm to 1am on Friday. Trains run every 4 minutes during peak hours and 7 minutes at all other times.

DUBAI TRAM
The Dubai Tram system links the Dubai Metro and the Palm Monorail and circles the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence before running along Al Sufouh Road.

The Tram runs from 6.30am to 1.30am Saturday to Thursday and 9.00am to 1.30am on Friday. Trams run every 10 minutes during peak hours and 12 minutes at all other times.

BUYING YOUR TICKET
To travel on these systems you need a Nol card or a Nol ticket. To buy or top-up a Nol card or ticket, just go to the ticket office or ticket machine within each station.

WHAT IS A NOL CARD?
A Nol (fare) card is an electronic payment card and there are 3 types available - Silver, Blue and Gold. We recommend the Silver card for frequent travellers, which can be loaded with up to Dhs 1000 credit. The Blue card is a personalised card with added security and online services, and the Gold card gives you privileged access to the Gold Class cabins. Nol cards can be used on all modes of public transport and even pay for parking and Dubai Taxis. Each time you travel, just tap the card on the validator and it will automatically deduct the correct fare. It's easy!

WHAT IS A NOL TICKET?
The Red Nol ticket is a paper-based system for occasional travellers. Tickets can be bought from any station vending machine and loaded with up to 10 single trips. Make sure you load it with the correct trip beforehand by checking which zones you'll pass through, or you could get penalised.

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