Fares on the The Palm Monorail are going up for the first time since its opening in 2009.
Following the opening of Al Ittihad Park Station, which Nakheel says will bring easy access to Palm Jumeirah’s central park, thousands of residences and the Golden Mile Galleria mall, fares will be going up by Dhs5 per journey.
New fares are expected to rise to Dhs20 for a one-way journey and Dhs30 for a return ticket. Children under 90 centimetres in height are allowed to travel for free.
“With effect from the start of passenger service on Tuesday (July 4), all monorail fares will increase by AED5,” said operator Palm Monorail in a notice posted on the monorail stations. “This is not a decision taken lightly having held our fares at the present rate since the opening of the monorail in April 2009. We will continue to offer you, our customers, a quality service and an excellent way to in which to view the Palm Jumeirah.”
Further monorail stops will be developed as Nakheel Mall and The Pointe approach completion, according to master developer Nakheel, which indicates the possibility of further fare increases in the future. At present, more than 3,000 people use the monorail each day, a number that is expected to rise to more than 1.1 million per year by the end of 2017.