Dubai Metro Opening and Closing Schedule for 2024

Dubai, UAE – To enhance commuter convenience, Dubai Metro has introduced a revamped schedule for 2024, affecting all metro lines.

The updated timetable aims to accommodate the diverse needs of the public, providing extended service hours during weekends and addressing potential timing variations based on station location and direction.

Metro stations opening hours(for All lines)

DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday to Thursday05:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)
Friday05:00 AM01:00 AM (Next day)
Saturday05:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)
Sunday08:00 AM12:00 AM (Midnight)
Dubai Metro Timing: Information sourced from the official RTA website.

Extended Service Hours on Weekends

Commencing from Monday to Thursday, Dubai Metro’s operational hours are set from 05:00 AM to Midnight. However, the most significant changes are witnessed during the weekends, with the new schedule allowing commuters to enjoy the metro experience for extended hours.

On Fridays, the Dubai Metro will operate from 05:00 AM and continue its services until 01:00 AM the next day. Saturdays will maintain the regular weekday timetable, with metro services running from 05:00 AM to Midnight. On Sundays, the metro will commence its operations slightly later, starting at 08:00 AM and concluding at 12:00 AM (Midnight).

Dynamic Timing Adjustments

It is crucial to note that the opening and closing times for the first and last metro trips may vary depending on the station’s location and direction. The metro management emphasizes that these times are by the station clocks, and adjustments may be made as required or during special events.

Additionally, for passengers changing trains at interchange stations, reaching the outbound platform within 5 minutes is advisable to ensure a seamless transfer between metro lines.

Enhancing Commuter Experience

The decision to extend operational hours, especially during weekends, is a strategic move by Dubai Metro to enhance the overall commuter experience. With the city’s bustling lifestyle and diverse activities taking place during weekends, the extended metro hours will cater to the increasing demand for reliable and efficient transportation.

Dubai Metro has consistently been at the forefront of adopting innovative measures to provide a world-class commuting experience for residents and visitors alike. The new schedule reflects the commitment of Dubai’s transportation authorities to meet the growing population’s evolving needs.

News Source: OfficialDubai RTA Website

Download Timing: PDF Link


In conclusion, the revised opening and closing schedule for Dubai Metro 2024 signals a positive shift towards greater flexibility and accessibility for commuters. The extended service hours during weekends align with the city’s dynamic lifestyle, offering a reliable transportation option for those exploring the vibrant offerings of Dubai.

As Dubai Metro continues to set benchmarks in urban transportation, these schedule adjustments underscore the commitment to providing a seamless and efficient commuting experience. Commuters can now confidently plan their journeys, knowing that the metro services are tailored to accommodate their diverse schedules.

Please visit the official website or contact metro authorities for the most up-to-date information on Dubai Metro and its schedule.


  1. Yes i also in favour of 24/7 but after 1am till 5am the duration between trains should be 30 minutes so that each train should be moving with full capacity ( that will be economically good for RTA)

  2. I am writing to request the implementation of a 24-hour service for the Dubai Metro. Extending the operating hours would greatly benefit residents and visitors, enhancing accessibility and convenience. Your consideration of this proposal is highly appreciated.

  3. Most europeans have the weekend off, which is Friday Saturday Sunday, so why only Friday till 01:00, or at least 24h on the weekend.. would be Great

  4. Most europeans have the weekend off, which is Friday Saturday Sunday, so why only Friday till 01:00, or at least 24h on the weekend.. would be Great

  5. We are waiting for a good news from Dubai metro starting 24 hr Dubai metro ..every 1hr after midnight also comfortable becouse less passengers have after midnight. 😊

  6. Please make metro service 24 hours. At least the Red line, to start.
    It will be helpful more to people who arrive by late night flights.
    The queue for the taxi at the airport past midnight is too much. Ordinary people can’t afford the rates.


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