Dubai Tram

The Dubai Tram (previously the Al Sufouh Tram) system was designed to be an integral part of the Dubai transport network, linking the Dubai Metro and the Palm Monorail and running along Al Sufouh Road and Jumeirah Beach Road from Mall of the Emirates at one end to the Dubai Marina. After initially being planned for completion in 2009, when the first phase of the Dubai Metro was completed, it was first delayed until 2012, and it was subsequently announced that the Al Sufouh Tram System was being delayed by another 2 years and will now only be ready by 2014 due to the current economic climate. In 2013 Sheikh Mohammed officially unveiled the designs for the interiors of the trains and of the stations and plans were made to up the tempo of the development of the Dubai Tram so that it would indeed be ready by 2014.

The RTA and Serco have recently started testing the trams in order for the first phase to be operational in November 2014.

Many of the RTA traffic projects for Dubai have been delayed in recent years due to the financial situation in the Emirates but it does seem that most of the projects will eventually be completed, most likely once the residential areas are themselves completed and occupied, to ensure full use of the Dubai trams and other forms of transport.

When phase one of the project is complete (end of 2014), the tram will run for 20 hours a day from 5am until 1am and so will really help to reduce the level of traffic that builds up along the roads around Dubai Marina and JBR.

The roads down near Jumeirah Beach Residence have been dug up now for a number of years for the Al Sufouh Tram Project but not much progress seems to have been made and the roads are still a bit of a mess in that area.

The Dubai Metro has been a great success since it opened, with millions of passengers in the last few years and tens of thousands of residents using the transport system for their daily commute. As the traffic in Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach residence is so bad, particularly at weekends, it is anticipated that the Al Sufouh Tram System could make a huge difference once it is open and providing (unlike the Dubai Metro) the RTA get the opening hours right.

45 thoughts on “Dubai Tram

  1. kristian gilbert

    is it possible to post a tram route map? It will be interesting to see where it will actually go around Dubai.

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    1. admin Post author

      Your wish is my command :-) I have posted a page on the route map showing where the first phase will go.

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      1. Daniel

        Hi,

        A few questions as I am updating our information.

        1. How many kilometers is the Soufouh Tram?
        2. How many stations it will serve?
        3. When it will open in 2014? Is in June or November 2014?

        Would appreciate your feedback. Thanks.

        Best regards.
        Daniel

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        1. admin Post author

          Hi Daniel, the first phase will run for 10km and have 13 stations and this phase opens in November 2014. Further phases will extend the network to over 14km with an extra 6 stations.

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        2. Eng. Tram

          1. How many kilometers is the Soufouh Tram?
          10.6 km
          2. How many stations it will serve?
          11 stations only

          3. When it will open in 2014? Is in June or November 2014?
          11/11/2014

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  2. Barastiboy

    It seems a shame it doesn’t go to the burj al Arab. Guess the Sheikhs complained about it crossing their driveways .

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  3. Jack

    Hello,
    Thanks for setting up this website to help the customers to understand the tram.
    Is it possible to know the number of stations and location of each stations for the tram? if it is possible, I will be very happy to know more about the design and operation details of the Dubai’s fisrt ever tram.
    thank you!

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    1. admin Post author

      Thanks Jack, I will add as much information as I can about the tram as it is released. I think there will be much more info coming out when it gets closer to the launch of the first phase and the opening of the first stations in 2014.

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  4. ryan

    admin, could you please contact me directly through my email address? i have some questions regarding the Palm Monorail

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  5. adnan yasin

    Dear HR,
    I am a graduated Electronic Engineer, I am seeking a job. Kindly give me a chance.
    i am available immediately at 0555403648

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    1. admin Post author

      You need to contact the RTA about any job vacancies or else have a look at Construction Week magazine.

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  6. Jahangir

    Admin . this website is maintained by whom RTA directly or 3rd party ? I will appreciate your reply at my email.

    Good luck with dubai tram

    Regards
    Jahangir

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      1. jaseem

        I checked RTA,,but i havnt find anything related to thise..so I want to check is there any job related to Information Technology and Science

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        1. admin Post author

          Hi jaseem, this is an independent website so we don’t have any information on jobs. Maybe the best place to check is construction weekly.

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  7. Uche Onyebuchi

    We are interested in the Dubai AL Sufouh Tram Project, UAE. Can we kindly have details on the Project.
    Awaiting a prompt reply. Thank you

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi, I’m not sure what details you are looking for but this is an independent website so you will need to contact the RTA.

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  8. Karthikeyan Vasudevan

    I Don’t know why people misuse the privileges always,this is not a site for seeking job,or asking discreet information like bidding and tender, and this is not the place for do marketing stuff,grow on people.thank the RTA for what is owe us Right now.hail the tram service

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  9. Simin

    Hai Dear,
    How it gains electric power?
    By the same third rail technology used in Dubai Metro?
    Or something more?…

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    1. admin Post author

      Simin, I think if you check out Constuction Weekly or something similar, you can get more technical information. Possibly even the RTA website may have technical information.

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  10. Abdullah

    Dear Admin,
    am very happy for our Dubai for another success and growth and I hope day by day in future there will be more, my best wishes for Tram Dubai.
    when is the date for launching Tram Dubai ?

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  11. muhammad imran

    hi,

    we want to supply intelligent wireless communication system to the trams as per the European standards. pls advise who to contact in this regars, RTA or the contrator? which company is doing this project of Tram.

    your promt feedback is appreciated.

    thanks,

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    1. admin Post author

      Sorry I don’t know who would be dealing with this but I would contact the RTA in the first instance.

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  12. Samia Qaiyum

    Hello
    I’m a Features Writer trying to get a hold of the RTA press office, but having tremendous difficulties in this area. Can you please direct me to the right person?

    Thank you so much,
    Samia

    Reply

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