Green Line (Dubai Metro)

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Green Line
Metro rail station.jpeg
Abu Hail station in 2014
TypeRapid transit
SystemDubai Metro
LocaleDubai, United Arab Emirates
Daily ridership110,000
Opened9 September 2011 (limited)[1]
OwnerRoads and Transport Authority (Dubai)
Line length22.5 kilometers (14.0 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Electrification750V DC Third rail
Operating speed95 km/h (59 mph)
Route map

Al Qusais-1
Dubai Airport Free Zone
Al Nahda
Al Qiyadah
Abu Hail
Abu Bakr Al Siddique
Salah Al Din
Baniyas Square
Palm Deira
Al Ras
Al Ghubaiba
Al Fahidi
Oud Metha
Dubai Healthcare City

The Green Line is one of the two lines in the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It runs through Deira and Bur Dubai, generally parallel to Dubai Creek. There are 20 stations in this line, spanning from Etisalat to Dubai Creek covering 22.5 km (14.0 mi).[1]


The Green Line has 20 stations, including 12 elevated (by means of a viaduct), and 8 underground stations.[2] The line is 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi), with 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) underground.[3] It is served by 25 driverless trains travelling at a maximum speed of 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph), and stopping 20–30 seconds at each station. Trial running began in October 2010, with the line inaugurated on 9 September 2011 and opened to the public the next day.[4][5] The last 2 stations (Jaddaf and Dubai Creek) were opened on March 1, 2014.[6] 19 trains is currently running on green line and each of the train have seats capacity of 643 seats.[7]

The Green Line was initially 17.6 kilometres (10.9 mi) long upon opening, however following the extension from Dubai Healthcare City to Dubai Creek, the length increased to 22.5 kilometres (14.0 mi) long.[8]

Notable stations[edit]

There are two transfer stations, Union and BurJuman, where the Green and Red Lines intersect, allowing passengers to change between lines. The Green Line has its main depot in Al Qusais.[3]

Union station is touted to be one of the biggest metro stations in the world. With an area spanning 25,000 square meters, it has capacity to handle about 22,000 passengers per hour. Adding to the station’s credentials are two entry points, two levels, a length extending 230 metres, 50 metres of width and a depth of 18 metres.[9]

The biggest elevated station on the Green Line is the Al Qiyadah Station along Al Ittihad Road near the Dubai Police General HQ. The station has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction.


According to Gulfnews, the plan to further extend the Green Line to Academic City is fully approved, in order to better serve the interests of residents in the Silicon Oasis and International City area. [10] [11]


English name Arabic name Notes
Etisalat اتصالات
Al Qusais اﻟﻘﺼﻴﺺ
Dubai Airport Free Zone المنطقة الحرة بمطار دبي
Al Nahda النهدة
Stadium الاستاد
Al Qiyadah القيادة
Abu Hail أبو هيل
Abu Baker Al Siddique أبو بكر الصديق
Salah Al Din صلاح الدين
Union الاتحاد Transfer to Red Line
Baniyas Square بني ياس
Palm Deira نخلة ديرة
Al Ras الراس
Al Ghubaiba الغبيبة
Al Fahidi الفهيدي
BurJuman formerly Khalid Bin Al Waleed برجمان - خالد بن الوليد سابقا Transfer to Red Line
Oud Metha عود ميثاء
Dubai Healthcare City مدينة دبي الصحية
Al Jadaf الجداف
Creek الخور


  1. ^ a b Dubai Ruler inaugurates Metro Green Line
  2. ^ "Green Line".
  3. ^ a b "At a glance: Dubai Metro Archived 1 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine", Gulf News, March 19, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  4. ^ Dubai Metro's Green Line opened after Eid
  5. ^ Dubai Metro Green Line opened on Friday
  6. ^ Dubai Metro fully functional; Al Jadaf, Creek stations open to public
  7. ^ Report, Staff. "Photos: Dubai Metro to get first of new trains this year". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Construction on the Green Line progresses Archived 24 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine, DPM News Agency, September 11, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-06-17.
  9. ^ "DUBAI METRO GREEN LINE NEWS – Dubai Airport Guide".
  10. ^ "Dubai Metro expansion latest: Red Line to Al Warqa’a?, Gulfnews - 13 Sep 2014
  11. ^ "Dubai Metro to have 70 stations by 2020, Gulfnews - 4 Feb 2014