Maximise Your Dubai Public Transport Trip: Single Trip Rules Explained

Last Updated on July 9, 2024 by Vadim

Learn how to save money on Dubai’s public transport by understanding zone-based fares and transfer rules. Discover how to combine Metro, bus, and abra trips without paying extra.

Key Points:

  1. Fares based on zones traveled, not modes of transport used
  2. 30-minute transfer rule for continuous trips
  3. Maximum 3 transfers allowed per journey
  4. Total trip duration should not exceed 180 minutes

Dubai Public Transport Zones

  • Network divided into 7 zones
  • Includes Metro, bus, tram, and marine transport stations
Zones Traveled Standard Fare
One zone Dh3
Two zones Dh5
Multiple zones Dh7.50

Fares vary based on nol card type (Red, Blue, Silver, Gold)

Transfer Rules

  • Switch between transport modes within 30 minutes
  • Maximum 3 transfers per journey
  • Total trip duration: 180 minutes max

Dubai Metro Station Zones

Detailed list of Red Line and Green Line stations with their respective zones

Tips for Saving Money

  1. Plan your route to minimize zone changes
  2. Use transfers within 30 minutes
  3. Choose the right nol card for your travel habits

By understanding these rules, Dubai residents and visitors can significantly reduce their public transport costs while enjoying seamless travel across the city.

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