Palm Monorail Stations
The first monorail network to be opened in the middle east region. In the year 2009, Palm Jumeirah Monorail began operations with the intention of connecting the Palm Jumeirah with the mainland region of Dubai. According to plans, the line is supposed to serve 4 stations and ultimately connect to the Red Line extension of the metro in Dubai. This monorail itself, has a daily ridership of approximately 20,000 and above. It is the Serco Group plc who are responsible for its operations.
Palm Monorail Timings
The trains operate for 12 hours in a day, on all 7 days of the week. It begins operations at 10:00 am and runs till 22:00 pm. The frequency of the trains are different at different times. As of now, the trains have a headway of 15 minutes.
For more information on the timings, frequency and schedule, you can visit the official website at: http://www.palm-monorail.com/palm-monorail-train-times/
Palm Monorail Tickets
There are only two options for purchasing the tickets of Palm Monorail; you either can purchase a single/ return ticket. Until its system finishes integrating with the metro (Dubai) only two options shall remain available. You need not use any Nol card; you can buy tickets simply with cash. The ticket prices generally are not more than 15 Dirham for one way and 25 Dirham for return. At present, you can buy tickets only on the date of travelling, and if you happen to be an event organizer, you get to buy the advance bulk tickets to help the people reach your event. Furthermore, it can also be possible to extend the Palm Monorail opening hours for the big events if it has been prearranged with the person in charge.
Although a comparatively expensive means of transportation, children under the height of 90 cm get to travel on it for free.
For more information on the tickets, you can visit the official website at:http://www.palm-monorail.com/palm-monorail-tickets/
Palm Monorail Link
The Palm Monorail has no current link to the Dubai Metro (excepting the link by Tram at Marina), thus if you desire to go along it from the Dubai end, in that case you’ll have to either park at the massive car parking lot at the station Gateway or board a taxi to Gateway from your location or the station- Internet City Metro station.
Palm Jumeirah Monorail Parking
Park and ride facilities are available for the passengers of the Palm Jumeirah Monorail. A number of parking lots are available at the stations and the passengers can use these spaces, for free.
For more information on how to find the parking spots, you can visit the official website at: http://www.palm-monorail.com/palm-gateway-station-parking/
Palm Jumeirah Monorail Stations
The Palm Monorail runs along Palm Jumeirah, Dubai thereby connecting the station Gateway at its entry to the Palm up to the Atlantis hotel at its end. There are two other stations, also another interchange station that comes before the gateway that hasn’t opened yet. Atlantis Aquaventure (the Open station), the Trump Tower and Palm Mall (the closed stations) Palm Gateway (the open station) and the Dubai Internet City (Monorail link, hasn’t been built yet) are the Palm Monorail stations, as of now. The train stops at these stations, however the doors remain closed. There are no indications as to when the stations shall open.
Once the setup of interchange with Dubai Metro is accomplished, there will definitely be more usable and interaction of Palm Monorail. Till then it shall remain a fruitful vantage point for the tourists seeking the view of Palm Jumeirah. This Palm Monorail isn’t so far linked with the Dubai Metro. Yet, there are existing plans of linking it at the station- Dubai Internet City (TECOM) on the Sheikh Zayed Road. It’s linked with the Tram system of Dubai Tram and one can get a link on the Metro at Dubai Marina from a Tram.
Palm Monorail Map
Map of Palm Monorail showing its stations, download this map in PDF.
Palm Monorail Resources
- Palm Monorail on Wikipedia
- Official website on Palm Monorail
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