Dubai Tram

The Dubai Tram is the city’s latest mode of public transport. It opened to the public on November 12 2014.

Trams loop around Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence and then head off down Al Sufouh Road into Al Sufouh passing Dubai Media City, the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai Pearl, and Dubai Knowledge Village.

Dubai Tram
Dubai Tram


There are currently 11 stations on the Dubai Tram network:

Tram StationConnectionsHotelsShopping Malls/AttractionsArea Map
Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 Tram StationHilton Dubai Jumeirah, Oasis Beach Tower, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Ritz-Carlton, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Habtoor Grand Beach ResortThe Walk, The BeachDubai Marina
Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 Tram StationSheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Amwaj RotanaThe Walk, The BeachDubai Marina
Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram StationDMCC Metro Station - Dubai MetroNuran Marina Serviced Residences, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Almas TowerDubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Dubai Marina Mall Tram StationThe Address Dubai Marina, Radisson BluDubai Marina Mall, Pier 7Dubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Dubai Marina Tram StationDubai Marina Metro Station - Dubai MetroGrosvenor House, Dusit ResidenceDubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Marina Towers Tram StationDubai Marriot Harbour HotelDubai Marina
Mina Seyahi Tram StationTamani, Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotel, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Media One HotelAl Sufouh
Media City Tram StationThe Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage, Arjaan Dubai Media City, Radisson BluDubai Media City AmphitheatreAl Sufouh
Palm Jumeirah Tram StationPalm Jumeirah Monorail – Gateway Station - Palm Jumeirah MonorailResidence & Spa at One & Only Royal Mirage, Arabian Court at One & Only Royal MiragePalm JumeirahAl Sufouh
Knowledge Village Tram StationHoliday Inn Express Dubai Internet CityAl Sufouh
Al Sufouh Tram StationAl Sufouh

Platform screen doors are in operation at all stations.

Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station and Dubai Marina Tram Station connect to the Dubai Metro Red Line, giving easy access to most areas of Dubai.

Palm Jumeirah Tram Station is connected to the Gateway Station of the Palm Jumeirah Monorail.

In the future the stations may be sponsored by businesses and renamed.

Timings and Operating Hours

The Dubai Tram operates Saturday to Thursday from 6 am to 1 am. Hours on Friday are 9 am to 1 am.

Operating hours changed to the above in November 2017.

There is only a 10-minute interval (12-minute at off-peak hours) between trams so no timetable is necessary. A trip along the entire route takes just over 40 minutes.

The Trams

Each of the trams has five carriages and can carry 405 passengers. There are special sections reserved for Gold Class passengers and women and children.

11 trams are currently in operation.


Payment is by Nol Card, the same system used to pay for trips on the Dubai Metro and public buses.

A ride on the Dubai Tram costs 3 AED (4 AED for those using Red Nol Tickets), regardless of the distance travelled. The Gold Class fare is 6 AED.


Phase II will see another 5 km of track added to the line, taking it to the Madinat Jumeirah, the Burj Al Arab and the Mall of the Emirates.

Phase III is expected to see track added along Jumeirah Road, right up to 2nd of December Street (formerly Al Diyafah Street), passing through Umm Suqeim and Jumeirah.

Dubai Tram – Schematic Map

The map below shows the route of the Dubai Tram and how it connects to the Dubai Metro and the Palm Jumeirah Monorail.

Dubai Tram Route Map
Dubai Tram – Schematic Map

Route Map – City Overlay

The map below shows the route taken by the Dubai Tram. Click here to see an interactive map.

Map showing route of Dubai Tram

Photo Credit: Kiev.Victor/Shutterstock

Comments and Additional Information

  1. Hi, I am interested in researching trams in Dubai. How wide the tram station and what is the distance between stations?
    Thank you

  2. And the DUBAI tram helps you to go free and away from the trafic on the road

  3. Why did you mention that the fare is 3 dhs, but when we bought it it was 6 dhs

  4. the best way for passengers

  5. What is the total length of the tram journey?
    How long it takes for a full ride

  6. What time is considered peak times?

  7. The tram service proved a joy to use. The NOL ticket system is simple and reliable.

  8. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened two cycle tracks running alongside the route of the Dubai Tram.

    A dedicated cycle track runs from Al Sufouh Tram Station to Media City Tram Station while a mixed use track follows the route from Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 Tram Station to Dubai Marina Tram Station.

  9. The RTA has announced that Du will provide WiFi on the new Dubai Tram network. To celebrate the launch, Du will offer a free service on November 12 and 13.

    • RTA/du should make it more convienient to login to the wifi. Doing so now requires you to enter your mobile number, receive a SMS with a 4 digit code, entering that code, and waiting for the system to log you on. It is a hastle. Also, the first 10 minutes you are given ‘premium’ speed, then it boots you off when it has to switch to ‘normal’ speed.

      Essentially, the wifi is only good for less than 10 minutes of use because of all the time needed to login counts toward your ‘premium’ time. The system needs fixing.

  10. The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the operating hours of the Dubai Tram.

    Services will run seven days a week. Hours from Saturday to Thursday will be 6.30 am until 1.30 am (the next day). On Friday trams will start running at 9 am and run until 1.30 am (the following day).

    At peak time there will be a tram at each station every 10 minutes. At off-peak times the frequency will be every 12 minutes.


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