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 Dubai Tram System was being delayed by another 2 years and would be ready in 2014 due to the downturn in the global 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 tram testing was completed on schedule and the first phase of Dubai Tram was opened on 11 November 2014. On the opening day there was an inauguration ceremony and the tram was actually open to the public at 6.30am on Wednesday 12th November.

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.

The Dubai Tram runs for 19 hours a day from 6.30am until 1.30am Saturday to Thursday and 9am until 1.30am on Fridays, so should 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 finally there should be an end to the traffic chaos.

The second phase of the Dubai Tram has been announced which will extend the track by 4km and link the tram network with Mall of the Emirates. There is also a third phase of Dubai Tram planned. The Tram links up with the Dubai Metro and also the Palm Monorail – see the Map page for more information.

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.

 

262 thoughts on “Dubai Tram

  1. Lyn

    It would be nice if theres specific timings of tram coming in the station. As it has a driver, you cant really determine the timings, sometimes it early 2 mins or sometimes late. And waiting time is ridiculously too long especially on rush hour. So if you missed the tram, you have to wait 11mins for the next one.

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  2. Ray

    Hi am travelling to dubai and my flight arrives at 4am at Dubai international airport on a Sunday morning . How much would a bus or taxi cost me to Kuwaiti Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai. Which would be cheaper bus or taxi please ?

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  3. Rakesh

    hi,

    I am staying near by Al fahidi and i want to see atlantis hotel and palm, can i get metro or tram to reach there or only texi is going there?

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  4. Hilde

    Hello
    We are going to Dubai in February 2017. We want to take the metro from the airport to our Hotel in Khalid Bin Walid Street Bur Dubai. Are we going to take the red line or the green line? What’s the name of the station nearest Khalid Bin Walid Street? We will be in Dubai for 4 days, what kind of NOL-card do you recommend for us?

    Thank you for your answer!

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    1. admin Post author

      It really depends whereabouts your hotel is on that street as there are 2 metro stations, Burjuman and Al Fahidi. You would take the red line from the airport and you can see more details about the metro and the stations at http://www.dubai-metro.me. It depends how often you are going to use the metro – you would probably be fine with a red Nol card by the sounds of things.

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  5. Kavipriya Raman

    Hello, could you let me know where exactly is the station located in AL sufouh and what are the timings when the tram is passing at this station during the morning.

    Thanks

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    1. admin Post author

      It is located between Knowledge Village and Dubai College on Al Sufouh Road. Trams are frequent in the mornings and start at 6.30am.

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    1. admin Post author

      Hi, we are waiting for confirmation from the RTA on operating hours for New Year for the Dubai tram but fully expect that, as happened last year, the tram will operate non-stop throughout the night of 31st December to the end of operating hours on 1st January.

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  6. Erin Cartier

    Good morning,
    We would like to ask a few questions about the tramway power system in your city, in the form of a test for our exam. We have to make calculations to have an experience the day of our oral presentation. This allows us to explain which power system uses the most energy. That is why we decided to contact you to know if you had the possibility to give us more precision about the intensity, tension, weight and the speed of your tramway.
    Hoping for a quick response from you, thanking you in advance.
    thank you for your understanding
    Cordially

    CARTIER Erin
    France

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  7. Sandra

    Please share and help! We visited in the time from 23.11.2016 to 25.11.2016 DUBAI. And have lost our full SD card “QUMOX 2 GB” with our Holiday Pics.

    We have only one wish, to get this card. Please share this everywhere in Dubai, maybe someone recognize us.

    We visited Palm Islands und drived with the tram. In the Tram we changed the full SD card to the new SD Card.
    Please share this !!

    Hopefully greetings from Germany

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