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.
There are currently 11 stations on the Dubai Tram network:
|Tram Station||Connections||Hotels||Shopping Malls/Attractions||Area Map|
|Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 Tram Station||Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Oasis Beach Tower, Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Ritz-Carlton, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Habtoor Grand Beach Resort||The Walk, The Beach||Dubai Marina|
|Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 Tram Station||Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort, Amwaj Rotana||The Walk, The Beach||Dubai Marina|
|Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station||DMCC Metro Station - Dubai Metro||Nuran Marina Serviced Residences, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers||Dubai Marina Yacht Club, Almas Tower||Dubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers|
|Dubai Marina Mall Tram Station||The Address Dubai Marina, Radisson Blu||Dubai Marina Mall, Pier 7||Dubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers|
|Dubai Marina Tram Station||DAMAC Metro Station - Dubai Metro||Grosvenor House, Dusit Residence||Dubai Marina / Jumeirah Lakes Towers|
|Marina Towers Tram Station||Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotel||Dubai Marina|
|Mina Seyahi Tram Station||Tamani, Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotel, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, Media One Hotel||Al Sufouh|
|Media City Tram Station||The Palace at One & Only Royal Mirage, Arjaan Dubai Media City, Radisson Blu||Dubai Media City Amphitheatre||Al Sufouh|
|Palm Jumeirah Tram Station||Palm Jumeirah Monorail – Gateway Station - Palm Jumeirah Monorail||Residence & Spa at One & Only Royal Mirage, Arabian Court at One & Only Royal Mirage||Palm Jumeirah||Al Sufouh|
|Knowledge Village Tram Station||Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City||Al Sufouh|
|Al Sufouh Tram Station||Al Sufouh|
Platform screen doors are in operation at all stations.
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.
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.
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.
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