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Discover Dubai City On A Metro Train

15 July 2013 | Dubai

Seeing the blue and white trains of Dubai Metro is a delight. Whizzing past the steel and glass façade of Metro stations it brought smiles of relief to thousands of commuters who had a stressful routine of daily commuting. If some people are using the Metro to commute on a daily basis many others use it for discovering the beauty of Dubai without hiring a taxi that is mighty expensive these days.

Dubai Metro Station

Major Lines

There are two major lines of Dubai Metro-The Red Line from Jebel Ali to Rashidiya and Green Line covering Bur Dubai and Deira. From the important stations you can just walk down to visit some of Dubai’s impressive attractions. So note down the names of those stations,

– Al Ghubaiba (Green line): For the main bus station to Abu Dhabi

– Al Ras (Green line): For the Gold Souk and fish market

– Emirates Towers (Red Line): For Emirates Towers and Sheikh Zayed Road

– Sharaf DG Metro station (Red Line): For Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha Hotel

Sharaf DG Metro Station Dubai

Explore Dubai

Those staying near to metro station has a great chance to explore the city. To explore Dubai you can travel on a Metro train. Let us start from Jebel Ali Free Zone and explore New Dubai by getting down at the Nakheel Harbour and the Tower station and visit the Ibn Battuta Mall which is world’s largest themed shopping mall.

Metro Station in Dubai

Dubai Marina

The Dubai Marina station is next in line and gives a chance to explore the numerous shopping attractions dotting the vicinity. A 10-minute walk away from the station will take you to Marina Walk—the hot favourite among residents. It is dotted with dozens of restaurants offering grills, Seafood, Thai, Japanese or Indian Cuisine alongside trendy coffee shops.

The Mall of the Emirates (MoE) is the next important station. You can take the air-conditioned walkway that leads Metro travellers directly to the mall. It has the largest indoor family entertainment centre the largest indoor ski dome in the world.

Next is Al Quoz Station. From here you can take a feeder bus number F25 to the iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel and the Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Combining authentic Arabian style and modern landscaping, Souk Madinat Jumeirah is a must-see in Dubai.

The Burj Dubai Metro station is an interesting point to get down. Here one can get close glimpse of Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world. Having a closer look is an entirely different experience. As the Metro leaves behind Sheikh Zayed Road, the luxury hotels hub it approaches the Karama/Burjuman Center station. Visiting the nearby Dubai Museum will give you a break from too many malls you have seen.

Metro Station in DubaiAdvantage Holiday Inn Al Barsha

When you get down at Sharaf DG Metro station you can walk down to Holiday Inn Dubai Al Barsha Hotel in just five minutes. It is a most sought after hotel property in Dubai thanks to its proximity to the metro station.

Sharaf DG Metro Station for Holiday Inn Dubai Al BarshaAs you cross Dubai Creek on the Metro you get into the Deira area. Get down at Union Square or Al Rigga station and visit the exotic Deira Gold Souk or the Spice Souk. The Gold Souk has streets lined up with innumerable shops that sell gold and jewellery. Your stay can be made memorable if you stay in hotels in Dubai near Metro station. Hope the narrative helps you in that.

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