Riding metro is a fast, convenient and affordable way to get to central Dubai.
This system has 2 lines: Red line and Green Line.
You can reach Downtown Dubai by taking a Red Line metro from airport’s Terminal 3 (T3) or Terminal 1 (T1). Visitors who want to head to The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Emirates Grand Hotel, or Towers Rotana Hotel can alight at Financial Centre station. Those have a booked room at Sofitel Hotel, Armani Hotel, or Taj Dubai Hotel should get off the metro at Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall station.
If your wanted destination is near to Dubai Creek, then you should catch a Green Line metro at the Airport Free Zone.
This service allows passengers to travel with (only) 2 pieces of luggage. So make sure that you squeeze all your belongings into a personal handbag and a suitcase if you plan to go with this mode of transport.
Travel time: 24 minutes (from T3 to Burj Khalifa Dubai Mall Metro Station)
Cost: Range from AED 4 ($1.09) to AED 8.50 ($2.31) if paying is via a NOL Red Ticket Standard Class card
Service hours: Sat to Wed 05:30 – 00:00 | Thu 05:30 – 01:00 | Fri 10:00 – 01:00
Service schedule: Every 4 minutes during peak hours (06:30 – 09:00, 16:30 – 20:00); every 7 minutes during off-peak hours
– Service hours are slightly changed during the month of Ramadan.
– View Dubai Metro map