Dubai Airport (DXB) Metro Connection Information

Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 are connected to stations on the Red Line to provide seamless access to DXB. However, for Terminal 2, disembark at Abu Hail metro station on the Green Line and take a short cab ride. For Dubai World Central, the nearest metro station is Ibn Battuta station on the Red Line.

Dubai Metro Route Map


Sunday8 AM to 12 AM
Monday5 AM to 12 AM
Tuesday5 AM to 12 AM
Wednesday5 AM to 12 AM
Thursday5 AM to 12 AM
Friday5 AM to 1 AM (the next day)
Saturday5 AM to 12 AM

Which Metro station is nearest to Terminal 2?

The nearest Dubai Metro station from Terminal 2 is “Abu Hail” which is 2km away by taxi while metro station “Airport Terminal 3” can be accessed directly from the arrivals area of Terminal 3. Taxi fare to the nearest station will be approximately to AED 35 (US$10).

Dubai Metro Fares (Prices)

The prices for travel on the Dubai Metro, Tram and Buses are as follows:

Ticket Type1 Zone or <3km 2 zones2 Zones3+ Zones
Standard Adult Ticket (Red)4 dirhams6 dirhams8.50 dirhams
Pre-paid Standard Adult Ticket (Silver Nol)3 dirhams5 dirhams7.50 dirhams
Concessionary (Blue Nol Card)1.50 dirhams2.50 dirhams3.75 dirhams
Gold Class (Red Ticket)8 dirhams12 dirhams17 dirhams
Gold Class Pre-Paid6 dirhams10 dirhams15 dirhams

Baggage Allowance

Passengers are allowed two pieces of luggage, including hand baggage. It’s recommended to check the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) website for the latest updates.

Where to buy Dubai Metro tickets?

Dubai Metro tickets must be purchased in the form of a Nol card. No other payment form (cash, credit card) is possible for riding the Metro. A Nol card is like a credit card that holds either a balance or a specific season ticket for travelling on a lot of the public transport in Dubai including the Metro, buses and the tram. Nol cards are valid for 3 years. There are two types of nol cards available – Silver and gold card. nol cards can be purchased from ticket offices at all Dubai Metro stations.

Cost of nol cards & Single use tickets

nol silver and gold card can be purchased from any ticket office for only AED 25 (includes AED 19 e-purse value).

Approximate Travel Times to major stations from Dubai Airport Terminal 3

StationApx. Time
Centrepoint ( Al Rashidya)7 Mts
Deira City Centre8 mts
Union Station15 mts
Burjuman 20 mts
Dubai World Trade Centre30 mts
Dubai Mall36 mts
Business Bay40 mts
Mall of the Emirates50 mts
Dubai Internet City55 mts
Dubai Marina ( Shobha Realty)62 mts
Jabal Ali 70 mts
Ibn Battuta80 mts
UAE Exchange90 mts
EXPO 202090 mts

Ensure a smooth and stress-free journey by leveraging the Dubai Metro, especially during peak travel times.

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