RTA has announced the fares for Dubai Tram. The tickets will cost Dhs 3 irrespective of the distance travelled.
The 10.6-km tramway, which is on track to open on November 11, is connected to Dubai’s automated fare collection system, Nol.
Earlier, the fare was decided to be calculated based on existing zonal fare structure. However, the plan is changed and now the fare will be Dhs 3, for traveling from end to end.
This makes travel in Dubai Tram the cheapest mode of travel in Dubai.
Commuters will be able to travel on the tram using their existing silver Nol cards for a uniform rate of Dh3, while people using red tickets will have to pay Dh4 per ride.
Unlike Dubai Metro, where passengers are required to validate their Nol cards at the gates before they head to the platform, Tram users will have to scan their Nol cards at the platform screen doors, right before entering the tram.
Initially, the trams will run on a single route beginning from Al Sufouh station and moving south all the way to Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence and back. In the next couple of months, RTA will come up with different routes, including one running on the loop shuttling between Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Residence.
Passing through more than 30 traffic junctions and crossings, the tram is equipped with sensors that will ensure all traffic lights are red as it passes through every single junction.