Dubai Trolley

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Dubai Trolley
Exterior Design of Dubai Trolley
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
OwnerEmaar Properties
Line length1.1 km (0.68 mi) (Phase I)
4.6 km (2.9 mi) (total)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)[1]
Operating speed16 kilometres per hour (9.9 mph)[1]

The project was announced by Emaar Properties on 23 April 2008, with opening proposed for the end of 2009.[2] The total cost was put at AED 500 million.[3]

The line is being built in three phases which will eventually form a 7 km loop around Downtown Dubai.[1]

Phase I[edit]

Phase 1 opened in 2015. It runs in the median of the orbital Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, with three stops serving The Address and the Manzil Downtown and Vida Downtown hotels.[1]

Phase 1 was originally planned to be a 1.1-kilometer (0.68 mi) double track express link shuttle service line operating between the Burj place interchange station with Dubai Metro and The Dubai Mall operational by end of 2009,[2] but was put on hold in July 2010.

Phase II[edit]

Phase 2 will include the full 4.6-kilometer (2.9 mi) loop, providing a single track, mono-directional clockwise commuter service operating to and from the Burj Place interchange station with Dubai Metro.[2] It is expected to serve all ten stations in the network's 500-acre (200 ha) development. The complete one-way journey time will take approximately 8 minutes. Opening was originally planned for 2010.


The heritage-style open-top double-decker trams built in the USA by TIG/m are powered by fuel cells, with batteries used to recover regenerated braking energy.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hydrogen-fuelled double-deck tram on test". Railway Gazette International. 21 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Emaar unveils advanced public tram system for Downtown Burj Dubai". Gulf News. 23 April 2008.
  3. ^ Lynne Roberts (24 April 2008). "$136mn tram system to link Downtown Burj Dubai". Arabian Business.