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Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are the only two emirates to have veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's Federal Supreme Council. The city of Dubai is located on the emirate's northern coastline and heads the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. Dubai will host World Expo 2020.
The $3.89 billion Dubai Metro project is operational. It consists of two lines (Red line and Green line) which run through the financial and residential areas of the city. The Metro system was partially opened on September 2009. UK-based international service company Serco is responsible for operating the metro. The metro comprises the Green Line, which has 20 stations (8 underground, 12 elevated) and runs from the Etisalat Station to the Creek Station and the Red Line, the major back bone line, which has 29 stations (4 underground, 24 elevated and 1 at ground level) and runs from Rashidiya Station to UAE Xchange Station Jebel Ali. In July 2016 a contract was awarded to add a branch to the Red Line running to the EXPO 2020 site; this extension is due to open in April 2020. A Blue and a Purple Line have also been planned. The Dubai Metro (Green and Blue Lines) will have 70 km (43.5 mi) of track and 43 stations, 37 above ground and ten underground. The Dubai Metro is the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula. All the trains run without a driver and are based on automatic navigation.
Dubai Metro tickets must be purchased in the form of a Nol card. No other payment form is possible for Dubai Metro tickets. A Nol card is like a credit card that holds a balance for travelling on Dubai transport.
|Ticket Type||1 Zone or <3km 2 zones||2 Zones||3+ Zones|
|Standard Adult Ticket (Red)||4 dirhams||6 dirhams||8.50 dirhams|
|Pre-paid Standard Adult Ticket (Silver Nol)||3 dirhams||5 dirhams||7.50 dirhams|
|Concessionary (Blue Nol Card)||1.50 dirhams||2.50 dirhams||3.75 dirhams|
|Gold Class (Red Ticket)||8 dirhams||12 dirhams||17 dirhams|
|Gold Class Pre-Paid||6 dirhams||10 dirhams||15 dirhams|
In 2018 A US$ was equal to 3.67 dirhams