Throwing or causing waste to be thrown on the railway.
Any action interfering with the operation of the tram.
Affecting safety of tram or damaging its infrastructure.


Crossing the tramway track anywhere other than the designated areas.
Unauthorised access into Prohibited Zone.


Obstructing movement of tram.

Dh2,000 to Dh5,000

Jumping the red light on the tramway intersection.

Dh5,000 to Dh15,000

Jumping the red light and causing an accident resulting in injuries.

Dh10,000 to Dh30,000

Jumping the red light on a tram intersection and causing a fatal accident.

Note: Driving licence of the motorist will be revoked for a period of 30 days to one year, depending on varying degrees of the offence.


10.6km – total distance of tramway network

2.5km – single track

2.5km – on viaduct along Shaikh Zayed Road.

5km – double track on segregated street.

42 minutes – time taken to cover the entire network

11 – number of trams in operation

11 – number of stations in operation

6 minutes – frequency of trams throughout the day

5.30am to 12 midnight – daily opening hours

2 – number of tram stations linked to Dubai Metro

1 – number of tram stations linked to Monorail.

44 metres – length of trams

3.5 metres – height of trams

21.44km/h – average commercial speed

50km/h – is the maximum speed of the tram

7 – number of carriages on each tram

405 – passenger capacity of tram

1 – Number of drivers per tram

1 – carriage for gold class

2 – carriages for women and children

4 – carriages for silver class

45 metres – length of station platforms

56 tonnes – weight of an empty tram

2 – number of engines each tram has

30 – number of junctions, crossings and intersections the trams pass through

270 – capacity of lateral platforms

370 – capacity of central platforms


2008 – Contract awarded to Asltom, Besix and Coffely

Sept 2013 – tram operation agreement signed with Serco

Nov 2013 – First tram arrived

Jan 2014 – Testing began

March 2014 – Work on stations completed

November 2014 – Operation begins



1. Jumeirah Beach Residence 1 – First station in the network to serve Jumeirah Beach Residence. The station serves the residents at the northern end of the area. The major attractions around the station are medical centres, coffee shops and supermarkets.

2. Jumeirah Beach Residence 2 – On the point of JBR, this station is surrounded by Marina Wharf, Marina Promenade, restaurants and banks.

3. Jumeirah Lakes Towers – Serves as one of the two links to Dubai Metro. The station offers connectivity to JLT residents through a footbridge while also serving Dubai Marina residents. This station is in the vicinity of Al Maya Supermarket, Dubai Marina Yacht Club and some spas, among other things.

4. Dubai Marina Mall – serves major attractions in Dubai Marina including Dubai Marina Mall, The Address Hotel, Radisson as well as Marina Plaza.

5. Dubai Marina – Another link to Dubai Metro, Dubai Marina station also serves JLT residents at the northern end, while also catering to major hotels like Grosvenor House, Marina Hotel Apartments as well as some well known eateries.

6. Marina Towers – Located in the heart of Dubai Marina this obviously serves the residents of Marina Towers as well as some other well-known residential developments. The station is flanked by commercial ventures including Citibank, cafes and boutiques.

7. Mina Al Seyahi – Sits right across Le Meridian Mina Al Seyahi and Westin Hotel. This is one of the five stations on Al Sufouh Road. Dubai residents around Ocean Heights, Al Seef Towers and Tamani Marine Hotel will find this station closer.

8. Media City – Located at the entrance of Dubai Media City from Al Sufouh Road, this station serves the multitude of media houses and big name corporate houses.

9. Palm Jumeirah – Linking with Palm Jumeirah’s Monorail, the station serves Palm Jumeirah residents as a gateway to Dubai through public transport as it provides an onward link to the Dubai Metro. Many in Media City can also use this station as it overlooks the offices of Ten Sports, OSN, Associated Press, etc.

10. Knowledge Village – The station serves hundreds of students who visit the universities and institutes based in Knowledge Village. Students at University of Bradford, University of Wollongong and Eton Institute, among others, will be particularly happy with the proximity of the station.

11. Al Sufouh – Last station on the network. The station serves Dubai College and some residential blocks of Al Sufouh and Knowledge Village.





Trams and passengers:

Do not distract tram driver

Do not touch doors when tram is in motion

Remain seated when possible

If standing, hold on tight while the tram is moving

Trams will be accessible only at stations

Do not eat or drink inside the trams


Trams and pedestrians:

Always cross the tracks using a pedestrian crossing

Always look in both directions before crossing tracks

Avoid headphones/mobile phones near tram tracks

Do not access prohibited areas

Trams and drivers:

Tram corridor will be clearly marked, do not enter a road, lane or other areas reserved for the tram

Be extra careful where a tram track crosses the road, as trams have their own signals

Do not stop or park vehicles near a tram track

Causing obstruction to trams will lead to vehicle being towed away

Always give way to trams.

Look out for pedestrians running to catch a tram.

Trams and cyclists:

Do not ride bicycles on the tracks as wheels may get stuck in the rail gap.

Avoid following the rails to make sure they do not lead you to a route reserved for the tram.

When crossing the tracks, always check your surroundings and consider dismounting and crossing on foot.