DMCC Metro Station Update

As part of Road and Transportation Authority’s (RTA) efforts to accommodate the many millions who are expected to visit the Dubai Expo 2020 site throughout the exhibition, construction works to complete the metro line expansion (Route 2020 Project) will commence on 5 January 2018 until mid-2019. The planned works will require the suspension of the metro service between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta stations.

To ensure regular mobility between JLT and Ibn Battuta stations, the RTA will deploy regular free express buses to shuttle commuters between the two stations will depart every 3 minutes during metro service peak hours. DMCC expects some traffic congestions around the JLT metro station until the construction works are completed.

FAQ's

1. Why is the metro station closing?

  • The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will begin working on the metro line expansion plan (Route 2020 Project) on 5 January 2018, which will last until mid-2019.
  • This requires the RTA to suspend the metro service between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line and close the Nakheel Harbour & Tower station.

2. Which metro stations will be affected and when?

  • The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will suspend the metro service between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) and Ibn Battuta stations on the Dubai Metro Red Line, effective from 5 January 2018 until mid-2019.

3. How will this affect the commute between the two stations and across the Dubai Metro Red Line?

  • Metro commuters heading to the UAE Exchange station will be required to alight at the JLT station, board a free bus to take them to Ibn Battuta station and then continue their metro journey to the UAE Exchange station.
  • Metro riders in the direction of Rashidiya station are required to alight at Ibn Battuta station, take an alternative bus for free to the JLT station and from there continue their journey in the direction of the Rashidiya station.

4. How will this affect the JLT residents and visitors?

  • DMCC expects some traffic congestions around the JLT metro station, which may cause delays for commuters around the community.

5. Won’t this create bottlenecks of traffic and delays?

  • We expect some congestion during peak hours.

6. How can residents/visitors obtain additional information?