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.
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