Tickets & cards

nol = “fare” or “cost of transport” in Arabic

Type of ticket/travel distance Nol card All zones < 3km 1 zone 2 zones 3 zones 4 zones 5 zones
Standard adult ticket price Red 2.00 2.50 4.50 6.50 6.50 6.50
Pre-paid standard adult fare Silver 1.80 2.30 4.10 5.80 5.80 5.80
Students (registered with Blue Nol card) Blue 0.90 1.15 2.05 2.90 2.90 2.90
Senior citizens (registered) Blue 0.90 1.15 2.05 2.90 2.90 2.90
Gold Class ticket 4.00 5.00 9.00 13.00 13.00 13.00
Gold Class pre-paid Gold 3.60 4.60 8.20 11.60 11.60 11.60
One day ticket – valid in all zones Any 14.00
30 day pass standard Silver 270.00 100.00 100.00 180.00 270.00 270.00 270.00
30 day pass students Blue 170.00
30 day pass senior citizens Blue 200.00
  • Cards can be used on metro, buses and water bus
  • Cards also validate Park and Ride car parks
  • Fares are automatically deducted from card

Red ticketRed ticket

    • Paper ticket which can be purchased for AED 2 and valid for 90 days.
    • Rechargeable for use up to a maximum of 10 journeys.
    • Purchasable from any ticket office machine and some ticket vending machines.
    • Ticket can only be used for one mode of transport at a time (e.g. on Dubai Metro only or on Dubai Bus only)
    • Ideal for occasional or casual users of public transport.
    • No e-purse account available and has to be pre-paid with the correct journey type (based on the zones to be travelled)

      Blue cardBlue card

        • Holds up to AED 500 worth of credit and valid for 5 years.
        • Personalized card with the user’s photo.
        • Has an e-purse , which deducts the correct fare automatically.
        • Card requires subscription (50 AED) and will be received in the mail (10 days).
        • Secure online services for re-charging the card, transaction history and registering complaints.
        • SMS and email notifications related to confirmation of services and/or required instructions.
        • More features such us loyalty points program, auto recharge facility and discounts for children, students, seniors and people with disabilities.

          Silver cardSilver card

            • Holds up to AED 500 worth of credit and valid for 5 years.
            • Has an e-purse , which deducts the correct fare automatically.
            • Purchasable from any ticket office and selected ticked vending machines for AED 20 (includes AED 14 worth of credit).
            • Can be used immediately and recharged at any ticket office.

            Gold cardGold card

              • Holds up to AED 500 worth of credit and valid for 5 years.
              • Has an e-purse , which deducts the correct fare automatically.
              • Purchasable from any ticket office and selected ticked vending machines for AED 20 (includes AED 14 worth of credit).
              • Can be used immediately and recharged at any ticket office.
              • Allows the privilege of using Gold Class cabins in the Dubai Metro.
              • When used on other modes of transport with no Gold Class Cabins, the user will be charged the standard fare.

                Official Nol Brochure

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