RTA revealed the route 2020 project which will link the metro’s red line to the Expo 2020 site. The route links Nakheel Harbour and Tower station to the Expo 2020 site near Al Maktoum International Airport. On this section, 10.5km will be elevated, and 4km will be underground, also supported by two underground stations.

The 14.5-km long Route 2020 for Dubai Metro’s Red Line extension will have total 8 stations, five elevated stations with a design which was revealed on Monday being the design of the main station, The design is similar to the wings of an Airplane.

Currently, the Red Line journey time from Rashidiya to Jebel Ali is around 60 minutes. The new route will have an additional journey time of 16 minutes.

To cater more people during the EXPO 2020, the existing station will be reconstructed. Even after the redevelopment work in progress the station will remain available and functional to help commuters travel on the Red Line. The EXPO station which is the main attraction will be an elevated  station with a completely different design and look. The Expo station has been planned to cater to the needs of the commuters of the EXPO 2020 and the future visitors after the EXPO 2020 as well.

Till now 53 per cent of the work of the 2020 terminal and 83 per cent of its upper bridge has been completed. The motor vehicle tests on the tracks will begin in May 2019 and the trial run of the metro will start in February 2020 reported the Dubai Media Office.

“Infrastructure projects in Dubai and the UAE are a key part of the country’s comprehensive development plans. Quality infrastructure helps attract tourists and investors and enhances the country’s position as a favoured destination for living and working.“ Said Sheikh Mohammed.

Dubai Metro Time table :

Red Line Metro route in Dubai:

Total Distance Covered by Red Line: 52.1km
Red Line Stations: 29 (24 elevated,4 underground and 1 ground level station)
Red Line Travel time: 1 hour 12 minutes approx
Average Travel Time Between Stations: 60–90 seconds. 

Green Line Metro route in Dubai:

Total Distance Covered by Green Line: 23km
GreenLine Stations: 18 (12 elevated,6 underground and 2 shared stations with Red Line)
Green Line Travel time: 42 minutes approx
Average Travel Time Between Stations: 60–90 seconds. 

Dubai metro runs 50 trains in the rush hours and 28 trains in the off-peak times with 6 to 8 minutes gap between train services in the morning and 5 to 6 minutes gap in the evening. Dubai metro has 79 trains where each 85.5m long train can easily accommodate 643 passengers. Information for passengers in Arabic as well as in English is displayed along with the route maps. CCTV monitors are also installed on every carriage. All the trains underwent maintenance tests after every 3 days.


The enigmatic Dubai Metro runs 7 days a week. Operating times are :
5:50 am until midnight From Saturday to Wednesday
5:50 am to 1 am on Thursday 
1 pm until 1 am on Fridays. 
During Ramadan the Metro Timings will remain unchanged.

The interior of Dubai metro is indicative of the rich historical and pearl diving culture of Dubai and is portrayed magnificently through its distinctive shell-shaped roofs. All Dubai metro stations on Red and Green Lines focus on one of the four main elements of nature namely Air (11 stations), Earth (12 stations), Fire (11 stations), or Water (13 stations), and the interior of the metro trains are based on water and air theme.


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