Ride the Entire Dubai Tram Network for Dhs3
You've all seen the Dubai Tram test drive its way through the Marina and beyond at some point over the past couple of weeks, and now it's only a few days to go until its official launch!
The RTA has now announced that tickets for the Dubai Tram will cost Dhs3, no matter how far you intend to travel.
Abdul Mohsin Younes, CEO of RTA's Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector told Gulf News: "Tickets for a ride on the tram will cost Dhs3, whether a person travels between two stations or rides through all the stations. I think this is one of the cheapest fares for trams when you compare with other cities".
On track to open on 11 November, the tram will be accessible for passengers with Nol cards, an automated payment system, all packed up in a smart card that enables you to pay for various RTA transport modes in Dubai, without the need for any cash. Passengers will have to screen their Nol cards at the platform doors, right before stepping on to the tram.
The Director of Rail Planning and Design at RTA's Rail Agency, Abdul Redha Abu Al Hassan, confirmed that the Dubai Tram's operation hours will be limited to a maximum of 20 hours per day, as time for maintenance and engineering work has to be allocated at night, but the exact timings will be announced closer to the launch.
Redha also mentioned that the first route to launch will include a single loop from the Al Sufouh Station to JBR and back, which means that passengers will have to run the whole circle, to return to their station. But don't worry, two to three months down the line, a second loop will be introduced for all you Marina people, offering an easy transportation around the area.