RTA Dubai Metro Timings 2024

The Dubai Metro is a convenient and popular way to get around the city. It runs seven days a week, with hours varying slightly depending on the day. Weekdays (Sunday through Thursday) the metro operates from 5:00 am to midnight. Fridays have extended hours, running from 5:00 am to 1:00 am the next day. Saturdays follow the weekday schedule of 5:00 am to midnight.

RTA Dubai Metro Timings

A Vital Lifeline with 2.5 Million Daily Riders

The Dubai Metro is the city’s most popular mode of public transportation, serving over 2.5 million passengers each day.

  • One line, the Red Line, stretches between Rashidiya Station and Jebel Ali Station. Among its 29 stations is the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Station, the world’s busiest station.
  • The Green Line runs to Etisalat Metro Station in the east, while it connects with Al Qusais Station in the west. The system consists of 20 stations.

RTA Metro Timings, Opening Hours, Last Time and Stations

Red and Green lines operate in Dubai Metro currently. Listed below are some details about these lines.

Red Line

Start StationRashidiya
End StationJebel Ali
Number of Stations29
red line station in dubai

RTA Operating Hours:

  • 5:00 AM to 1:15 AM (next day) on weekdays and Saturdays.
  • 8:00 AM to 1:15 AM (next day) on Sundays.

What time RTA Metro starts in Dubai?

The Dubai Metro operates from 5:30 AM to midnight (12:00 AM) every day, including weekends.

How much is the Dubai Metro day pass?

There are two options for a day pass on the Dubai Metro:
Regular Class: AED 20 (approximately USD 5.45)
Gold Class: AED 40 (approximately USD 10.90)

Is Sleeping allowed in Dubai Metro?

While technically not illegal, sleeping in the Dubai Metro is generally frowned upon and considered bad etiquette. It’s best to avoid it, especially during peak hours when the trains are crowded. If you need to rest, it’s better to either wait at a station or find a suitable spot outside the train.