Dubai Metro Red Line

The Dubai Metro Red Line runs between Rashidiya and UAE Exchange (Jebel Ali), passing Dubai International Airport, though Deira and Bur Dubai, and then following the Sheikh Zayed Road.

The Red Line connects to the Green Line at Union Metro Station and BurJuman Metro Station.

Four stations on the Red Line are underground (Deira City Centre, Al Rigga, Union and BurJuman). The rest are elevated.

View from a train on the Dubai Metro Red Line

View from a train on the Red Line

There are two park and ride facilities on the line where drivers can park their cars free of charge. Rashidiya Metro Station (close to Dubai International Airport) has spaces for 2,700 vehicles while Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station (west of Dubai Marina) can accommodate 3,000 vehicles.


Timings for the Red Line are Thursday 5.30 am to 1 am, Friday 10 am to 1 am, and Saturday to Wednesday 5.30 am to midnight. The start time on Fridays was changed from 1 pm to 10 am in October 2015.

Trains run at around four-minute intervals during peak hours and every seven minutes at other times.

Schematic Map

The diagram below is a schematic representation of the Dubai Metro system. Stations on the Red Line are highlighted.

Travel zones are also shown. Fares are calculated based on the number of zones crossed.

Please note that the following stations have now changed names:

  • Al Karama – Renamed ADCB (Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank) in September 2014
  • Dubai Marina – Renamed DAMAC in September 2014
  • Jebel Ali – Renamed UAE Exchange in June 2015

Dubai Metro Red Line Map

Quick Guide

Use the guide below to find the closest station to your intended destination.

Metro StationStation NumberAreaZoneNotesMallsAttractionsHotels
Airport Terminal 313Garhoud, Dubai Airport Free Zone5Aviation Club
Airport Terminal 114Garhoud, Dubai Airport Free Zone5Aviation ClubAl Bustan Rotana, Jumeirah Creekside, Le Meridien Dubai
GGICO15Garhoud5Al Bustan Rotana, Jumeirah Creekside, Le Meridien Fairway, Park Hyatt, Rihab Rotana
Deira City Centre16Deira5Deira City CentreCity Centre Hotel and Residence, Copthorne, Flora Creek, Ibis Deira City Centre, Marriott Executive Apartments, Metropolitan Hotel Deira, Novotel Deira City Centre, Park Hyatt, Rihab Rotana
Al Rigga17Deira5.Hamarain CentreAl Khaleej Palace, Avenue, Coral Deira, Emirates Concorde, Flora Grand, Hilton Dubai Creek, Holiday Inn Downtown, JW Marriott, Marriott Executive Apartments, Metropolitan Hotel Deira, Metropolitan Palace, Rimal Rotana, Samaya, Taj Palace
Union18Deira5Transfer station - connects to Green LineAl Ghurair CentreAl Khaleej Palace, Emirates Concorde, Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek, Samaya, Sheraton Dubai Creek
BurJuman19Bur Dubai6Transfer station - connects to Green Line. Formerly Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station.BurJumanBurJuman Arjaan by Rotana, Xclusive Hotel Apartments
DAMAC (formerly Al Karama)20Al Karama6Citymax Bur Dubai, Dhow Palace, Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Xclusive Hotel Apartments
Al Jafiliya21Al Jafiliya6
World Trade Centre22Trade Centre6Crowne Plaza, Fairmont, H Hotel, Ibis World Trade Centre, Novotel World Trade Centre
Emirates Towers23Trade Centre6Emirates Towers BoulevardCrowne Plaza, Four Points by Sheraton SZR, Ibis World Trade Centre, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Towers Rotana
Financial Centre24Dubai International Financial Centre6Al Murooj Rotana, Chelsea Tower, Dusit Thani, Emirates Grand, Four Points by Sheraton SZR, Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, Shangri-La, Towers Rotana
Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall25Downtown Dubai6Souk Al Bahar, Dubai MallBurj Khalifa, Dubai Fountain, Dubai Ice Rink, KidZania, SEGA Republic, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater ZooAl Manzil, Al Murooj Rotana, Armani, Dusit Thani, Qamardeen, Shangri-La, Address Downtown Dubai, Address Dubai Mall, Palace The Old Town
Business Bay26Business Bay6Oasis CentreSafa ParkHoliday Inn Express Dubai Safa Park, Villa Rotana
Noor Islamic Bank29Al Quoz2Oasis Centre
First Gulf Bank31Al Quoz2Citymax Al Barsha
Mall of the Emirates32Al Barsha2Mall of the EmiratesSki Dubai, Wild WadiAl Qasr, Burj Al Arab, Citymax Al Barsha, Coral Al Khoory, Coral Boutique, Corp Executive Hotel Apartments, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, Golden Tulip Suites, Grandeur Hotel, Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Ibis Mall of the Emirates, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Mina A' Salam, Pearl Coast, Pullman Mall of the Emirates, Suite Novotel Mall of the Emirates, Time Topaz Hotel Apartments
Sharaf DG33Al Barsha2Coral Al Khoory, Coral Boutique, Golden Tulip Al Barsha, Golden Tulip Suites, Grandeur Hotel, Holiday Inn Al Barsha, Ibis Al Barsha, Ibis Mall of the Emirates, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Seven Sands, Suite Novotel Mall of the Emirates
Dubai Internet City34Al Sufouh2Crystal Living Courts, Grand Millennium, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, Ibis Al Barsha, Legacy, Media Rotana, Nuran Greens, Time Oak Hotel
Nakheel35Al Sufouh2Arabian Court, Arjaan Dubai Media City, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Media One, Nuran Greens, Radisson Blu Dubai Media City, Residence & Spa, Tamani Hotel Marina, The Palace, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
DAMAC (formerly Dubai Marina)36Dubai Marina2Dubai Marina MallDubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dusit Residence Dubai Marina, Grosvenor House, Habtoor Grand, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort, Movenpick Jumeirah Beach, Oaks Liwa Heights, Oasis Beach Tower, Radisson Blu Dubai Marina, Tamani Hotel Marina, Address Dubai Marina, Ritz-Carlton, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Jumeirah Lakes Towers37Jumeirah Lakes Towers2Dubai Marina MallAmwaj Rotana, Bonnington, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Nuran Marina, Oasis Beach Tower, Radisson Blu Dubai Marina, Address Dubai Marina, Ritz-Carlton
Nakheel Harbour and Tower38Jumeirah Islands2
Ibn Battuta39Jebel Ali2Ibn Battuta MallChelsea Gardens, Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate, ZiQoo
Energy40Jebel Ali2
Danube41Jebel Ali1
UAE Exchange (formerly Jebel Ali)42Jebel Ali1

Interactive Map

This interactive map shows the route of the Dubai Metro Red Line. Click on any station or point of interest for further information.

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