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Dubai Tram - Schedules, Times and Guidelines

We take a look at the Dubai Tram, the schedule, timings and guidelines and why we're excited about this form of public transport

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3 November 2014

Last updated on 22 July 2019
Dubai Tram - Schedules, Times and Guidelines

Here's all the information you need to know from our ExpatWoman member about Dubai's tram system in Dubai Marina!

I live in the Dubai Marina and every morning on my way to work I see the tram making its way towards my building. I am so excited for November 11th when the tram will begin operating and I'm sure that it will go smoothly. It's great to see the amount of testing being done to check the tram's movability, safety and integration with the Marina traffic. It's also very reassuring to see policemen at every intersection keeping an eye out on the traffic lights, pedestrians, drivers and the tram itself. Everything seems to be going smoothly.

Dubai Tram - Schedules, Times and Guidelines

Dubai Tram

One of the best features of the Dubai Tram is that getting around the Dubai Marina area will be easy and accessible and people will not need to drive to the Marina, this will ease traffic congestion and make all the great outlets easily available.

The Dubai Tram will run every 6 minutes from 5:30 AM through midnight along the 10.6km tracks. The Dubai RTA Metro, which starts at JBR, will snake through the Marina and will pass Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village. The entire journey will take 42 minutes. The Tram will connect to two Metro station, namely the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lakes Towers metros.

Cost: A ride on the Tram will cost AED 3 for less than 2 zones, and AED 7.3 for more than 3 zones. This is one of the cheapest Tram fares around and makes this form of public transport easy and accessible.

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So where will the Tram stations be?

In the Dubai Marina

JBR 1: This is the first tram station in the network and will serve the part of JBR closest to Al Sufouh.

JBR 2: This tram station is just outside the Marina Promenade, close to the Amwaj Rotana and JA Hotels in JBR.

JBR 2: This tram station is just outside the Marina Promenade, close to the Amwaj Rotana and JA Hotels in JBR.

Dubai Marina Mall: The mall is a big attraction in Dubai with high-end stores, Waitrose, coffee shops and restaurants. The station also serves a few hotels, the Marina Walk and is close to the water taxis just outside the Marina Mall.

Dubai Marina Metro: This is another link to the Dubai Metro that serves the north side of the Marina, JLT residents across the footbridge and various hotels and restaurants.

Marina Towers: This is the heart of the Dubai Marina, close to the Spinneys and Reem Al Bawadi. This station is also great for all the residential buildings that surround it.

On Al Sufouh Road

Mina Al Seyahi: Located across Meridien Mina Al Seyahi Hotel on Al Sufouh road. It is also conveniently located for residents in Ocean Heights and the surrounding towers.

Media City: Those who work in Media City will be able to conveniently commute to their place of business using the tram. It will also be useful to those going to see a concert or attend a festival at the Amphitheater.

Palm Jumeirah: The station is located on Al Sufouh Road and it links with the monorail on the Palm. This is perfect for the residents of the palm and also everyone staying at the hotels on the Palm. This station is also convenient for the northside of Media City as it is closer to the OSN building.

Knowledge Village: This station is a great addition for the students of Dubai as it is close enough to all the blocks within Knowledge village.

Al Sufouh: Last station on the network. The station serves Dubai College and some residential blocks of Al Sufouh and Knowledge Village.

Dubai Tram - Schedules, Times and Guidelines

Dubai tram guidelines

Trams and passengers:

  • Do not touch doors when the tram is in motion
  • Remain seated when possible
  • If standing, hold on tight while the tram is moving
  • Trams will be accessible only at stations
  • Do not eat or drink inside the trams

Trams and pedestrians:

  • Always cross the tracks using a pedestrian crossing
  • Always look in both directions before crossing tracks
  • Avoid headphones/mobile phones near tram tracks
  • Do not access prohibited areas

Trams and drivers:

  • Tram corridor will be clearly marked, do not enter a road, lane or other areas reserved for the tram
  • Be extra careful where a tram track crosses the road, as trams have their own signals
  • Do not stop or park vehicles near a tram track
  • Causing obstruction to trams will lead to the vehicle being towed away
  • Always give way to trams
  • Look out for pedestrians running to catch a tram

Trams and cyclists:

  • Do not ride bicycles on the tracks as wheels may get stuck in the rail gap
  • Avoid following the rails to make sure they do not lead you to a route reserved for the tram
  • When crossing the tracks, always check your surroundings and consider dismounting and crossing on foot