7 Zones to Travel Across

With your nol card you can travel on Dubai’s Metro, Buses and Water Buses which have stations located at different zones. Depending on the number of zones you travel, the fare will be calculated and automatically deducted from your e-purse. During your journey you can make transfers across Bus and Metro.

Dubai Metro Map

Dubai map is divided into 7 zones. Each zone contains Metro stations, Bus stations, Tram stations, and Water bus stations. Your journey can be made using different modes of transport which are located in different zones. At the end of your journey, you will be charged according the total number of zones you have passed. Enabling complete end-to-end journeys, transfers across different modes of transport have been made possible, however travelling between two different modes of transport must be done within 30 minutes. You can travel on metro then take a bus to reach your final destination. After you check-out from the metro station, you will have 30 minutes to check-in on a bus. Having done this on time, your metro and bus trips will be charged as a single journey (you will be charged based on the total number of zones passed in the 2 trips combined).

Transfer Rules

Within 1 zone2 adjacent zonesmore than 2 zones
Max Journey Duration180 min180 min180 min
Max Transfer Allowed3

Traveling with nol red ticket

nol red ticket enables you to make single trips and pay only for the exact trip you travel. Prices depend on the number of zones you transfer through.

nol Red Tickets Fares

TypeNol Red Ticket (Regular) (AED)Nol Red Ticket (Gold) (AED)
Within 1 Zone48
2 Adjacent Zones612
More than 2 Zones8.5017

Compare Fares

Fares (in AED)

Compare nol Cards by Fares

TypeSilver Cardnol silver cardGold Cardnol gold cardPersonal Cardnol blue card (personal card)Red Ticketnol red ticket
Within 1 Zone3634
2 Adjacent Zones51056
More than 2 Zones7.5157.58.5
Student, Social Affairs & Senior Citizen and ResidentsN/AN/A50%N/A
People of determinationN/AN/AFreeN/A
Children (5 years old and below)FreeFreeFreeFree

Clarification Note:

Gold class passengers are charged a Gold Surcharge on top of their regular fares when using the tram and metro only. For example, if customer was traveling on the tram on zone 2 and the surcharge was deducted, then he transferred to Metro, he will not pay the surcharge again for zone 2. However, he will pay Gold surcharge if he travels other zones on the Metro.

nol Weekly & Monthly Pass Prices

1 Zone 2 Zones All Zones 1 Zone 2 Zones All Zones 1 Zone 2 Zones All Zones 1 Zone 2 Zones All Zones
7 Days 50 80 110 100 160 220 25 40 55 25 40 55
30 Days 140 230 350 280 460 700 70 115 175 70 115 175
90 Days 330 550 830 660 1100 1660 165 275 415 165 275 415
365 Days 1060 1770 2670 2120 3540 5340 530 885 1335 530 885 1335


Anonymous silver and gold card can only apply for 7 day travel pass product.

Registered silver and gold nol card are eligible to apply for (7,30, 90 and 365) days travel pass product

For more info check RTA website: nol Fares