Dubai Tram FAQs – Here are the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the Dubai Tram system:

What Hours Does The Tram Run For?
The tram runs from 6.00am until 1.00am Saturday to Thursday and 9am until 1.00am on Fridays.

How long does a trip take?
It takes around 40 minutes from one end to the other

How Many Passengers Does Each Tram Carry?
Each tram can carry 405 passengers

What is the Cost for Children?
Children under 5 travel for free. Children over 5 will need a Nol card. Students can get a 50% discount if they apply for a Blue Nol Card.

How Can I Get a Job on the Dubai Tram?

You will need to contact the RTA in order to apply for a job on Dubai Tram.  I will no longer be replying to posts requesting a job!

How Much Distance Does Dubai Tram Cover?
It covers 10.6km for the first stage.

How Frequent Are the Trams?
The trams run approximately every 8 minutes.

Which Other Public Transport Does the Tram Link With?
The Tram links up with the Dubai Metro and the Palm Monorail – see the Map for more information.

How Much Do the Tickets Cost for Dubai Tram?
The cost of Dubai Tram tickets is based on the same structure as for Dubai Metro, i.e. it uses the system of Zones. As the initial phase of Dubai Tram is only in one zone the tickets cost only a few dirhams (exact amounts depend on how far you travel, which class and what kind of Nol card you have) see the page on tickets for more info.

Is there wheelchair access to the Tram?
Yes the tram is wheelchair accessible and there is a special carriage that has specific space for a wheelchair with a built in seat belt. There are lifts at every entrance and exit.

Dubai Tram Wheelchair Space

Dubai Tram Wheelchair Space


65 thoughts on “FAQs

  1. Narendra Nath

    I am travelling from Dubai Airport to JBR by Dubai Metro and Tram. Can the luggage carried from Airport in Dubai Metro be taken in Tram also ?

      1. Catherine

        Hey! I am currently doing research on the Dubai Tram and was wondering if I could ask you a couple of questions and if you could respond on my private email:

        – When do you have most people using the tram? When do you have the least people using it?
        – When is it actually at its worst (when is there the least people)?
        – Which stations have the least people passing through?

        I would highly appreciate it.



  2. mark murungu

    I am appalled. I took the tram from Knowledge Village to JLT. I am visitor Professor. My God Card was snatched away from me by an officious Indian man and he asked me to pay him AED200 dirhams as the card had not registered on the machine at the tram stop. What type of treatment is this for those how make a mistake? It is a very bad example of how to treat an older teacher visiting your country.

  3. Ruxandra

    Hi, I lost a bag in the Damac station today, right before getting into the station, left it without realising. Who can I contact in this case? Thank you.

  4. Sandra

    Hi! Can you please advise the timing for the tram on the 31st December 2015 and 1st January 2016?
    As most parties will close by 2-3am on 1st January it would be great if the tram would operate additional hours.
    Thanks and best regards.

    1. admin Post author

      Hi, I have not yet seen any notification that the Tram will stay open any longer for New Year’s Eve 2015 as the RTA are focusing more on the area around the Burj Khalifa and increasing the public transport options around there. If anything changes I will post on here.

    2. admin Post author

      OK I have good news, the tram will operate around the clock over New Years Eve until the end of service on 1st Jan. More info in the news section.


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