Dubai Metro card prices

How much is a ride on the Dubai Metro? How do you pay for a Dubai Metro travel card? Where can you buy them?

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There are four types of ticket, each comes in the form of a rechargeable card. You can buy them and recharge them using a ticket vending machine, found in every metro station.

Silver card

Cost: Dhs20 (Dhs14-worth of credit)

Who’s it for? Frequent travellers who just want to get from A to B – no fancy stuff necessary, ta very much.

Cheapest one-way fare: Dhs1.80

Priciest one-way fare: Dhs5.80

Blue card

Cost: Dhs70 (Dhs20-worth of credit)

Who’s it for? Frequent travellers who want a personalised and secured card, with online services and loyalty programmes. (Can only apply for this one month after the metro has opened.)

Cheapest one-way fare: Dhs1.80

Priciest one way fare: Dhs5.80

Gold card

Cost: Dhs20 (Dhs14-worth of credit)

Who’s it for? Frequent travellers who will only leave the confines of their 4x4s if they can journey with the comfort of leather seats, carpet flooring, ‘exclusive lighting and design’ and a panoramic view from the Gold Class cabins.

Cheapest one-way fare: Dhs3.60

Priciest one-way fare: Dhs11.60

Red ticket

Cost: Dhs2

Who’s it for? The occasional metro user, or tourist.

Cheapest one-way fare: Dhs2 (regular); Dhs4 (Gold)

Priciest one-way fare: Dhs6.50 (regular); Dhs13 (Gold)

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