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“Great way to get to most of the sights + air con” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dubai Metro

Dubai Metro
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Dubai City Tour And Desert Safari With BBQ
Ranked #1 of 17 Transportation in Dubai
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“Great way to get to most of the sights + air con”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is an efficient way around, especially when traffic is busy. There a lots of stations on 2 lines, but between stops the train zips along. Covers all the malls, Karama, gold and diamond park for shopping, plus airport, marina and beyond.
A day pass is 16 AED to buy which gives unlimited travel on the metro and buses - the ticket can then be topped up for 14 AED for another day. There are other prices for single and return journeys and you have to get a separate ticket for each journey type which can also be topped up. So can get a bit confusing as its not like the London Oyster system so best to ask at the ticket booth until you have it figured. Either way its an inexpensive way for one or 2 people to get about.
For families, taxis could be the better option.
Trains and station walkways are air conditioned which is a great escape from the heat for a while, trains were super clean, frequent but do get busy during rush hour like all other main cities.
There is a ladies only carriage and a gold card carriage on each train, but we were fine in the regular class.
Very impressed with cleanliness, efficiency and ease of use.

Visited May 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Not as useful as it could be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

The system itself is easy esp if you are used to something like the Tube. But stations can be long distances from anything useful and walking in the Dubai heat is not to be underestimated.

Visited May 2012
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“Easy to use, cheap, very clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Very clean, easy to use. We bought a day trip for 16 Dirhams each. Travelled as a Family and on my own and felt very safe. Women only carriages if you prefer.

Visited May 2012
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“A to B nice and easy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

Clean and efficient way to get around in Dubai, we got a Day Pass 16 Dhs each which is less than £3. Fine for Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina but a fair walk to Dubai Mall ands Taxi required to get from Metro to Mall of the Emirates. So Clean and efficient too.

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“Great way to travel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

It is very clean and looks fantastic. Don't worry on getting lost as it is very simple and well organized.

Visited January 2012
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