The Green Line is one of the two lines on the Dubai Metro (the other is the Red Line). It opened in September 2011.
The line runs from Etisalat Metro Station in Al Qusais to Creek Metro Station in Al Jaddaf. It passes north of Dubai International Airport and then through the densely populated areas of Deira and Bur Dubai.
There are 20 stations on the Green Line. There are two transfer stations where passengers can transfer to the Red Line; Union and BurJuman (formerly Khalid Bin Al Waleed). 5 miles of the line (8 stations between Abu Baker Al Siddique and Oud Metha) are underground.
The Green Line tends to be less crowded than the Red Line. It is much easier to find a seat during peak times.
Drivers can park their cars at the park-and-ride facility at Etisalat Metro Station. There are spaces for around 2,300 cars. Parking is free for Metro passengers. The other stations with large car parks are Centrepoint and Jabal Ali; both on the Red Line.
Stations have facilities such as convenience stores, lifts, escalators, cycle parking, and taxi ranks.
Al Jadaf Marine Transport Station is situated near Creek Metro Station (the southern terminus of the Green Line). Abras leave from here and cross the Dubai Creek for Dubai Festival City.
To travel to Dubai International Airport, take a train to one of the transfer stations (Union or BurJuman), and then take a Red Line train towards Centrepoint.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has plans to extend the Green Line to Dubai Creek Harbour and the International City area.
While the Dubai Metro is a quick and convenient way to get around the city, some places can only be reached by bus. Bus stations can be found near some Green Line stations:
- Al Ghubaiba Bus Station is near Al Ghubaiba Metro Station. Al Ghubaiba Bus Station offers local bus services plus intercity services to the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
- Union Bus Station is near Union Metro Station.
- Gold Souq Bus Station is next to Gold Souq Metro Station.
- Etisalat Bus Station is next to Etisalat Metro Station.
- Abu Hail Bus Station is near Abu Hail Metro Station.
- Sabkha Bus Station is near Baniyas Square Metro Station.
- Oud Metha Bus Station is near Oud Metha Metro Station.
Most Dubai Metro stations also offer feeder bus services (local services).
The Dubai Tram is a tram system running between Dubai Marina and Al Sufouh. The Green Line is not directly connected to the Dubai Tram.
To connect to the Dubai Tram, transfer to the Red Line and travel to SOBHA Realty or DMCC.
Timings for the Green Line are now the same as the Red Line:
- Monday – Thursday – 5:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)
- Friday – 5:00 am to 1:00 am (following day)
- Saturday – 5:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)
- Sunday – 8:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight)
Trains run every 5 or 6 minutes during peak hours and every 10 minutes at other times.
The journey time along the entire Green Line is around 40 minutes.
Dubai Metro timings were changed in 2022.
The map below is a schematic representation of the Dubai Metro system. Stations on the Green Line are highlighted.
A PDF Dubai Metro map can be downloaded here.
Quick Guide to Green Line Stations
The table below shows all stations on the Green Line plus nearby shopping malls, tourist attractions, public transport links, and other places of interest.
|Metro Station||Station Number||Area||Zone||Nearby|
|Etisalat||G11||Al Qusais||5||Al Qusais Pond Park, Etisalat Bus Station|
|Al Qusais||G12||Al Qusais||5||Al Qusais Pond Park, Al Twar Centre|
|Dubai Airport Free Zone||G13||Al Qusais||5||Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)|
|Al Nahda||G14||Al Qusais||5||Al Bustan Centre|
|Stadium||G15||Al Qusais||5||Rashid Stadium, Lulu Hypermarket Al Qusais, Al Mulla Plaza|
|Al Qiyadah||G16||Al Twar||5||Dubai Police HQ, Al Mulla Plaza, Abu Hail Centre|
|Abu Hail||G17||Deira||5||Abu Hail Centre, Dubai Police HQ, Abu Hail Bus Station|
|Abu Baker Al Siddique||G18||Deira||5||Hamarain Centre, Al Muteena Park|
|Salah Al Din||G19||Deira||5||Al Ghurair Centre, Reef Mall|
|Union (Transfer Station)||G20||Deira||5||Al Ghurair Centre, Union Square, Union Square Bus Station, Dubai Creek, Twin Towers|
|Baniyas Square||G21||Deira||5||Naif Souk, Al Manal Centre, Dubai Creek|
|Gold Souq (formerly Palm Deira)||G22||Deira||5||Gold Souk, Gold Souq Bus Station|
|Al Ras||G23||Deira||5||Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House, Gold Souk, Spice Souk,|
|Al Ghubaiba||G24||Bur Dubai||6||City Centre Al Shindagha, Al Ghubaiba Bus Station|
|Sharaf DG (formerly Al Fahidi)||G25||Bur Dubai||6||Dubai Museum, Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Old Souk, Al Seef|
|BurJuman (Transfer Station)||G26||Bur Dubai||6||BurJuman, Al Seef, Karama|
|Oud Metha||G27||Oud Metha||6||Rashid Hospital, St Mary's Catholic Church, Creek Park, Oud Metha Bus Station|
|Dubai Healthcare City||G28||Umm Hurair||6||Wafi City, Wafi Mall, Khan Murjan, Creek Park, Dubai Dolphinarium, Dubai Children's City|
|Al Jadaf||G29||Al Jaddaf||6||Jaddaf Waterfront|
|Creek||G30||Al Jaddaf||6||Mohammed bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf Marine Transport Station|
Please note the following station name changes:
- Khalid Bin Al Waleed Metro Station – Renamed BurJuman in 2012
- Palm Deira Metro Station – Renamed Gold Souq in 2020
- Al Fahidi Metro Station – Renamed Sharaf DG in 2020