Higher Fares on Dubai’s Metro and Buses

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Higher Fares on Dubai's Metro and BusesPublic Transport commuters in Dubai will have to pay more for traveling inside Central Business Districts as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) re-structure mobility zones in Dubai.

With the launch of the Green Line, the expansion of zones from 5 to 7, metro and bus fares for travelling in the area would be affected.

The expansion has seen a division of the Central Business Districts into 2 zones as Satwa, Karama and Bur Dubai, which used to be part of Zone 5 have been carved into a new zone, which means travelling between Bur Dubai and Gold Souq in Deira which was earlier in the same zone and cost Dh1.80, would now cost more.

However, the RTA insists that the price structure has remained the same and the expansion of zones would provide more flexibility to commuters.

Though most zones have remained unaffected by the realignment as Zone 1 and 2 cover exactly the same areas as it did before, zones 3, 4 and 5 have been altered and reshaped slightly to make way for Dubai Metro’s Zones 6 and 7.

One apparent benefit commuters would have of the realignment is that areas of Muhaisana and Mirdiff which were earlier divided into 2 zones would now come under one single Zone 4.

The basic fare for travelling on the buses as well as the Dubai Metro remains the same. A short journey not exceeding 3 km will continue to cost Dh1.80, while travel within the same zone but exceeding 3 km would cost Dh2.30.

A journey between 2 zones would continue to cost Dh4.10 and beyond 2 zones would be Dh5.80.

For more details on travel fares visit our sections on Dubai Metro Fares or Dubai Buses

Category: Dubai, Dubai Airport Metro, Dubai Buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Metro - Green Line, Dubai Metro - Red Line, Dubai News, RTA

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