Dubai Metro Route 2020

If you’re visiting Dubai, or live here and are planning to use the Dubai Metro, then this guide is for you. We’ve compiled all the information you need to know about the new Dubai Metro Route 2020 extension, including maps and timings. Keep reading for all the details.

Route 2020 is an extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line. It connects Jabal Ali Metro Station (formerly known as Nakheel Harbour and Tower) to the Expo 2020 site. It opened in 2021.

The project also brings the Dubai Metro to communities such as The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, and Dubai Investments Park.

The extension incorporates seven stations; Jabal Ali, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Al Furjan, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Investment Park, and Expo 2020. Jumeirah Golf Estates Station and Dubai Investment Park Station are underground, the rest are elevated stations.

The extension forms part of the main Red Line. Trains run non-stop between Centrepoint Metro Station (near Dubai International Airport) and the Expo 2020 Metro Station.

Before completion of the extension, Red Line trains ran non-stop between Centrepoint Metro Station and UAE Exchange Metro Station. The section of the route between Jabal Ali and UAE Exchange is now a branch line. To travel to UAE Exchange Station, it is now necessary to switch trains at Jabal Ali Station.

The extension is 15 km long; 11.8 km elevated and 3.2 km underground. The underground tunnel runs from Al Furjan to the Green Community.

Metro Station*AreaZone
Jabal Ali (formerly Nakheel Harbour and Tower)Jebel Ali2
The GardensThe Gardens2
Discovery GardensDiscovery Gardens2
Al FurjanAl Furjan2
Jumeirah Golf EstatesJumeirah Golf Estates3
Dubai Investment ParkGreen Community, Dubai Investments Park1
Expo 2020Expo 20201

The line will eventually be extended to Al Maktoum International Airport.

Timings

Timings for the Dubai Metro service on Route 2020 are the same as the Red Line and Green Line.

Timings for Route 2020 are:

  • Monday to Thursday – 5 am to 1.15 am (next day)
  • Friday and Saturday – 5 am to 2.15 am (next day)
  • Sunday – 8 am to 1.15 am (next day)

The timetable changed at the start of 2022 when Dubai and the UAE changed its weekend from Friday/Saturday to Saturday/Sunday.

Hours may change for public holidays.

Schematic Map

The diagram below is a schematic illustration of the Dubai Metro system. Stations on Route 2020 are highlighted.

Dubai Metro Route 2020 Metro Extension Map
Dubai Metro Route 2020 Metro Extension Map

Route Map – City Overlay

The map below shows the route of the Dubai Metro Route 2020, overlaid on a map of the city. Click here for an interactive map.

Map showing route of Dubai Metro Route 2020
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