Dubai Bus Timings
Dubai Bus Timings

Dubai Bus Timings

🚍 Dubai Public Bus Transport Network

Key Facts:

  • Total of 1,518 buses 🚌
  • Expanded network of 119 internal lines πŸ›£οΈ
  • Includes 35 lines connecting to municipal stations πŸš‰
  • 12 city lines for inter-emirate transportation πŸŒ‡
  • 62 internal lanes for convenient travel within Dubai 🚍
  • 8 fast lines for quicker journeys ⚑

Coverage and Passenger Volume:

  • Dubai Bus network covers 82% of urban areas πŸ™οΈ
  • Daily transports approximately 369,248 passengers πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

πŸ• Dubai Bus Timings

  • Dubai bus timings: 4:00 AM to 01:00 AM
  • Urban/Feeder bus frequency: every 15-20 minutes
  • C01 frequency: every 25 minutes on a 24-hour route
  • Nigh bus frequency: every 1 hour
  • Intercity bus frequency:
    • Abu Dhabi every 20-30 minutes
    • Sharjah every 20-30 minutes on most routes
    • Al Ain every 1 hour
    • Ajman every 30 minutes
    • Fujairah every 1 hour
  • Global Village / Miracle Garden buses frequency: every 1 hour
  • Dubai to Abu Dhabi: every 30 minutes on a 24-hour route

Find updated schedule πŸ“† & timings πŸ• on bus routes links below.

πŸ” Dubai Bus Routes

🚌 There are more than 100 bus routes serving many parts of Dubai. Almost all hotels, tourist attractions, and supermarkets can be reached by bus.

Bus routes are classified by the RTA as follows:
➑️ Express: Fast services across the city
πŸ” Feeder: Buses from Dubai Metro stations to surrounding neighborhoods
🚍 Intercity: Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Al Ain, Fujairah
πŸŒƒ Night: Starting at 1 AM
πŸ™οΈ Urban
🏒 Central Business Direct: Buses around Bur Dubai and Deira
🌴 Seasonal: Global Village and Miracle Garden

➑️ Dubai Express Bus Routes

Dubai Express bus routes
13BGold Souq Bus StationAl Qusais Bus Station
91AGold Souq Bus StationJebel Ali Bus Station
X02Union Square Bus StationAl Satwa
X13LuLu VillageAl Satwa Bus Station
X22Al Qusais Ind’l AreaBusiness Bay MS
X23Al Ghubaiba Bus StationInternational City
X25Al Karama Bus StationDubai Outsource City
X28LuLu VillageDubai Internet City MS
X64Al Baraha Bus StnRas Al Khor
X92Al Ghubaiba Bus StationDubai Investment Park 1
X94Gold Souq Bus StationDubai Investment Park 1

➑️ Dubai Feeder Bus Routes

Dubai Feeder Bus Routes
F1Union MSAl Baraha
F2Etisalat MSAl Muhaisnah 4
F3Centrepoint Metro Bus Station Gate 9Mirdiff West
F4GGICO MSSabkha, Turnoff
F5Centrepoint Metro Bus StationMizhar 1
F6Centrepoint Metro Bus StationAl Rashidiya
F7Etisalat MSAl Qusais DM Housing
F8Dubai Festival CityAl Nahda 2
F9Al Jafiliya Bus Stn (Dubai Frame)Al Wasl Park
F10Centrepoint Metro Bus Station Gate 2Dubai Safari Park
F11Financial Center MSAl Satwa
F12Max MSAl Wasl Park
F13Dubai Mall MSThe Dubai Mall
F14Business Bay 2 Bus StnBusiness Bay MS
F15ONPASSIVE MSAl Qouz Ind’l Area 2
F16ONPASSIVE MSAl Qouz, New Housing
F18Oud Metha MSLamcy Plaza
F19ABay SquareBusiness Bay 2 Bus Stn
F19BBusiness Bay 2 Bus StnBay Square
F20Business Bay MSONPASSIVE MS, Close to Al Wasl Road
F21Al Nahda MSAl Nahda 2
F22Stadium MSQusais Ind’l Area 2
F23Stadium MSAl Nahda Terminus
F23AStadium MSAl Nahda 1, Terminus 2
F24Stadium MSQusais Ind’l area 3
F25Equiti Metro Bus Stop LandsideAl Qouz Ind’l Area 3 & 4
F27Al Jafiliya Bus StnAl Satwa
F28Emirates Tower MSSatwa
F30MOE MSDubai Studio City
F31Dubai Internet City MSThe Meadows East
F32MOE MSMudon
F33MOE MSAl Barsha-3
F34DIC MSDubai Production City
F35MOE MSThe Greens
F36MOE MSArjan
F37MOE MSSports City
F41Business Bay MSCoral Tower
F43Ibn Battuta MSDiscovery Gardens
F44Energy MSJebel Ali Gardens
F45Al FurjanDiscovery Gardens
F46Ibn Battuta MSDIP 2
F47Danube MSDubai Investment Park MS
F48Danube MSDIP 2
F49Danube MSJebel Ali Industrial Area
F50DIP MSDIP, closer to Gulf News
F53Danube MSDubai Industrial City
F54Danube MSJAFZA South
F55Ibn Battuta MSEXPO 2020 Metro Station
F56DIC MSAl Khail MS
F60Centrepoint Metro Bus StationDowntown Mirdiff Gate
F61Centrepoint Metro Bus StationAl Warqa’a
F70Oud Metha Bus StnDubai Museum
F81Al Qusais Ind’l Area Terminus 1Al Nahda MS

➑️ Dubai Intercity Bus Routes

Dubai Intercity Bus Routes
E16Dubai to Hatta
E100Dubai to Abu Dhabi Bus
E100Abu Dhabi to Dubai Bus
E101Dubai to Abu Dhabi Bus
E102Dubai to Abu Dhabi Bus
E201Dubai to Al Ain Bus
E201Al Ain to Dubai Bus
E303Union to Sharjah
E306Ghubaiba to Sharjah
E307Deira City Center to Sharjah
E307AAbu Hail to Sharjah
E315Etisalat to Sharjah
E400Dubai to Ajman Bus
E400Ajman to Dubai Bus
E411Dubai to Ajman
E700Dubai to Fujairah Bus
E700Dubai to Fujairah Bus
——Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah Bus
——Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai Bus

➑️ Dubai Urban Bus Routes

Dubai Urban Bus Routes
5Abu Hail MSUnion Square Bus Stn
6Al Ghubaiba Bus StnDubai Healthcare City
7Al Quoz, Bus StnAl Satwa
8Al Baraha Bus StnIbn Battuta MS
9Al Ghubaiba Bus StnBusiness Bay
10MS Gold Souq Bus StnAl Quoz Bus Stn
11AGold Souq Bus StnAl Awir Immigration
11BCentrepoint Metro Bus StationAl Awir Immigration
12Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Quoz Bus Stn
13Gold Souq Bus StnAl Qusais DM Housing
13AGold Souq Bus StnAl Qusais Bus Stn
13DGold Souq Bus StnAl Qusais Bus Stn
14Oud Metha Bus StnSafa Terminus
15Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Khail Gate
17Al Sabkha Bus StnMuhaisnah 4, Wasl Oasis 2
20Al Warsan 3Al Nahda 1, Terminus 2
21Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Quoz Ind’l Area – 4
22Deira City Center Bus StnAl Nahda 1
23Oud Metha Bus StnAl Nahda 1
24Al Nahda 2International City
26Oud Metha Bus StnBusiness Bay 2 Bus Stn
27Gold Souq Bus StnThe Dubai Mall
28The Dubai MallOud Metha Bus Stn
29Al Ghubaiba Bus StnThe Dubai Mall
30Dubai Mall MSDubai Sky Courts
31Airport Terminal 2Oud Al Mateena
32CAl Qusais Bus StnAl Satwa Bus Stn
33Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Qusais Bus St
34Etisalat MSAl Khawaneej 2
43Gold Souq Bus StnAl Qusais Ind’l Area 2
44Al Ghubaiba Bus StnCentrepoint Metro Bus Station
50Int’l City Dragon Mart 2Business Bay MS
53Gold Souq Bus StnInternational City
55Al Satwa Bus StnInternational City
56Danube Metro StnDWC, Staff Village
61Al Ghubaiba Bus StnRas Al Khor Samari Residence
61DAl Ghubaiba Bus StnNad Al Shiba Clinic
62Al Qusais Ind’l Area 5Ras Al Khor Vegetable Mar
63EAl Qusais Bus StnAl Quoz Bus Stn
64Gold Souq Bus StnRas Al Khor
64AGold Souq Bus StnRas Al Khor Samari Residence
66Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Faqa
67Al Ghubaiba Bus StnDubai Endurance City
77Baniyas MSAl Garhoud, RTA HQ
81The Dubai MallMOE MS
83Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAl Khail MS
84Al Khail GateJumeirah Beach Residence Stn
88Deira City Center Bus StnDubai Internet City MS
91Al Ghubaiba Bus StnJebel Ali Bus Stn
93Al Ghubaiba Bus StnMOE MS
95Al Baraha Bus StnJebel Ali Waterfront Labour Camp
95AIbn Battuta MSJebel Ali Waterfront Labour Camp
96Al Quoz Bus StnDIP
97Al Qusais Bus StnJebel Ali Ind’l Area 7
98EAl Quoz Bus StnAl Satwa
99Jebel Ali Bus StnUAE Exchange MS
310Centrepoint Metro Bus Station Gate 9International City
320Centrepoint Metro Bus Station Gate 5Academic City
367Etisalat MSSilicon Oasis
D03Dubai Mall MSDubai Design District
D03ADubai Mall MSDubai Design District
DPR1Ibn Battuta MSDubai Parks and Resorts
H03Hatta Bus StnMasfut, Sheikh Khalifa Hospital
J01MOE MSJumeirah Village Circle
J03Dubai Studio CityDamac Hills
J04Dubai Studio CityRemraam
JLT1Sobha Realty MSJLT, Damas
JLT2DMCC MSJLT, Silver Tower
SM1Gold Souq Bus StnSouq Al Marfa Deira

➑️ Dubai Central Business Direct Bus Routes

Dubai Central Business Direct Bus Routes
C01Airport Terminal 3 AlSatwa Bus Station
C03Al Karama Bus StationAbu Hail MS
C04Gold Souq Bus StationJaddaf
C05Gold Souq Bus StationAl Ghubaiba Bus Station
C09Al Satwa Bus StationHor Al Anz East, Qiyadah MS
C10Hamriya Port, Control TowerMercato Shopping Mall
C15Hamriya Port, Control TowerDeira City Center Bus Station
C18Shaikh Rashid ColonyOud Metha Bus Stn
C26Al Wasl ParkAl Qusais Ind’l Area
C28Al Baraha Bus StnMamzar Beach Park

➑️ Dubai Night Bus Routes

Dubai Night Bus Routes
N30Dragon Mart 2Airport Terminal 2
N55Al Ghubaiba Bus StnAMI Airport

➑️ Global Village & Miracle Garden Bus Routes

Global Village & Miracle Garden Bus Routes
102CentrepointGlobal Village
103UnionGlobal Village
104Al GhubaibaGlobal Village
105MOEMiracle Garden
106MOEGlobal Village

πŸ’² Ticket Fares

πŸ’³ Payment: Only accepted through RTA NOL card.
πŸšπŸš‡ Convenient top up your NOL card:

  • Bus Stops (not all of them)
  • Metro Stations
  • Online
  • Vending Machines

πŸ‘‰ Before traveling by the RTA buses check your NOL card balance and Dubai bus timings to avoid disappointments.

πŸ’‘ Important: Payment in cash is not accepted for any means of public transport in Dubai.

🚌 Cost per journey varies based on:

  • Distance traveled
  • Type of top-up card purchased

βœ… Dubai Map Zones:

  • 7 zones that cover the entire Dubai area
Dubai Bus Zones
Dubai Bus Zones

πŸš‰ Transport Modes in each zone:

  • Metro stations πŸš‡
  • Bus stations 🚌
  • Tram stations πŸš‹
  • Water bus stations ⛴️

Dubai Bus Fares 2023 🎟️

Metro Price 2023
1 Zone363
2 Adjacent Zones5105
+2 Zones7.5157.5
Metro Red Ticket Price 2023
Red Ticket (Regular)Red Ticket (Gold)
1 Zone48
2 Adjacent Zones612
+2 Zones8.517
NOL card Transfer Rules
Transfer Rules
Max Journey DurationTransfers Allowed
1 zone180 min3
2 zones180 min3
> 2 zones180 min3

πŸ—ΊοΈ Journey Options:

  • Choose different modes of transport located in different zones

πŸ’° Fare Calculation:

  • Number of zones passed determines the fare
  • Complete end-to-end journeys enabled
  • Transfers between modes of transport in 30 minutes

πŸš† Metro to Bus Transfer:

  • Take a metro ride, then switch to a bus for your final destination
  • Check-out from the metro, and within 30 minutes check-in on a bus
  • Metro and bus trips charged as a single journey based on the total zones passed

βœ… Remember to:
1️⃣ Check Dubai bus timings
2️⃣ Check your NOL card balance
3️⃣ Swipe your card at the end of your journey
4️⃣ Avoid being charged the maximum fare

βœ… Dubai Bus Facilities

  • 🌬️ Air-conditioned buses 🌬️
  • β˜• Cafeteria & vending machines β˜•
  • 🎟️ E-Card Machines 🎟️
  • Tag in and out, with convenience βœ”οΈ
  • β™Ώ Facilities for people with Special Needs β™Ώ
  • Space for wheelchairs and more βœ”οΈ
  • πŸ“Ί Information screens with Dubai bus timings πŸ“Ί
  • Dubai Bus timings are displayed on multiple screens hosting bus stop information and general notifications βœ”οΈ
  • πŸ’³ NOL top up machines πŸ’³
  • Present on all main Dubai bus stops βœ”οΈ
  • πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking for taxis and bicycles πŸš–πŸš²
  • Parking spots for taxis
  • Cycle stands for bicycles on the main stations βœ”οΈ
  • πŸ‘© Separate women compartment πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦
  • A dedicated section for women, children, and families βœ”οΈ

πŸ’‘ Rules & Etiquette

🚏 While waiting at the bus stop:

  • Do not enter the bus stop 🚫
  • Please sign the bus to stop βœ‹

πŸ’Ό Boarding the bus:

  • Stay away from bus doors until the driver opens them πŸšͺ
  • Climb the bus through the front door and down the back door πŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸšΆ
  • Ladies and children can go down the front door πŸ‘©β€πŸ¦°πŸ§’

πŸ™…β€β™‚οΈ Interactions with the bus driver:

  • Do not talk or argue with the bus driver 🀐

🎢 Entertainment on the bus:

  • Do not play or use any musical instrument or sound system that offends others 🎡

πŸ’° Requests for help:

  • Do not beg or ask for help while on the bus πŸ™

πŸ”” Getting off the bus:

  • If you wish to get off at an authorized bus stop, press the stop button πŸ”˜
  • Do not attempt to leave the bus until it has stopped completely ⛔️