Dubai Metro Extends Hours for Airport Travelers for 1st and 2nd May


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Dubai Metro: Dubai residents flying in or out of the city can breathe a sigh of relief as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced extended Dubai Metro operating hours for Wednesday, May 1st, and Thursday, May 2nd, 2024. This move comes in anticipation of further unstable weather conditions expected to hit the city, including rain.

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Dubai Metro Provides Smoother Airport Travel During Potential Downpours

The extended Dubai Metro hours aim to ensure smoother and more accessible transportation for passengers traveling to and from Dubai International Airport (DXB) during the potential downpours. Trains will operate from midnight until 5:00 am (the next day), offering a convenient late-night and early morning travel option.

This extension coincides with the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority’s recommendation for both public and private sector employees to work remotely on Thursday, May 2nd.

Limited Stops for Faster Travel

To expedite travel times, trains will depart from Centrepoint Metro Station and make limited stops at Emirates Metro Station, Airport Terminal 1 Station, Airport Terminal 3 Station, and GGICO Station. Passengers are advised to plan their journeys accordingly.

Essential Pre-Metro Checks and Additional Support

Before hopping on the Dubai Metro, ensure your Nol card has a minimum balance of AED 15 to avoid any hassles. The RTA has also thoughtfully arranged for taxis to be readily available at both Centrepoint and GGICO stations to transport passengers to their final destinations after exiting the metro.

Schools Opt for Remote Learning as Precautionary Measure

As a further precaution due to the forecasted weather, remote learning has been recommended for all schools and educational institutions.

Less Severe Rain Expected Compared to April’s Record Storm

While unstable weather is on the horizon, the government has assured residents that the anticipated rainfall, expected to begin on the evening of Wednesday, May 1st, and continue until Friday, May 3rd, will be “less severe” compared to the record-breaking storm that drenched the UAE in April.

Overall, the Dubai Metro’s extended hours and the availability of taxis offer a much-needed transportation solution for airport travelers during the potential bad weather. Passengers are encouraged to plan their journeys, check Nol card balances, and stay updated on the latest weather developments.

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