With Dubai Tram opening in November 2014, the first phase of the project covers 11 stations. The detailed RTA route map is shown further down below but here is a simplified version of the Dubai Tram route map so that you can easily see the Dubai Tram stations that will be operational and the directions that the trams will travel around the system.
As of December 2014 there are two routes as shown below (still applicable September 2015):
The tram goes round in a loop in Jumeirah Beach Residence and as such there is only one platform in stations 1 to 4 whereas there are two platforms in stations 5 to 11 for trams going in each direction.
So this is the RTA route map for the Al Sufouh Tram project. As you can see the tramway runs through Jumeirah Beach Residence for about one kilometre and has two stations in that area.
There are two routes leading up to the elevated section that runs along the Sheikh Zayed Road side of the Dubai Marina section. The tram route here is an add on to the road that runs along the back of the marina and there are 3 stations along this part of the route. Two of those stations link up with the Dubai Metro at the Dubai Marina station and the Jumeirah Lake Towers station.
There are 6 further stations that run from the marina along Al Sufouh Road just past Knowledge Village and this is where the first phase of the Al Sufouh Tram route stops. There is then a depot in Al Sufouh. Station 9 links up with the Palm Monorail at the foot of the Palm Jumeirah. This will be great for the Palm Monorail particularly as it may mean that more people are able to commute using public transport from the Palm (although the price of Palm Monorail tickets will likely have to come down at this point to make it feasible as a commuting option and this doesn’t seem likely to happen at any time in the near future).
Phase two of the Al Sufouh Tram Route will also link up with the Dubai Metro station at Mall of the Emirates.