Dubai’s Metro Expansion: 140 Stations by 2040!

Dubai Metro expansion

Dubai, a city known for its visionary urban development projects, is gearing up for a monumental expansion of its metro system. With plans unveiled to increase its network significantly by 2040, the Dubai Metro is set to revolutionize public transportation in the region. 

Dubai Metro’s Ambitious Growth Plan

Recently announced by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the ambitious expansion aims to more than double the current number of metro stations from 64 stations across 84 sq km to 96 stations over 140 sq km by 2030, ultimately reaching a staggering 140 over 228 sq km by 2040. This development is part of Dubai’s broader strategy to enhance connectivity, reduce traffic congestion, and promote sustainable transportation solutions across the city.

Where Will the New Dubai Metro Stations Be?

Dubai Metro, already a cornerstone of the city’s transportation network, is set to undergo significant expansion with the introduction of the Blue Line. As of now, the Red Line boasts 35 stations, the Green Line has 20, and the Dubai Tram serves 11 stations, but the Blue Line promises to enhance connectivity even further.

Introducing the Dubai Metro Blue Line

Scheduled for completion by 2029, the Dubai Metro Blue Line will span 30 kilometers in total, with 15.5 kilometers running underground and 14.5 kilometers above ground. This new line will play a pivotal role in linking major hubs, including a direct connection to Dubai International Airport (DXB), facilitating smoother and more efficient travel for residents and visitors alike.

Where Will the New Stations Be?

The Blue Line’s strategic route will feature 14 stations, further bringing accessibility to key areas across Dubai. Here are some of the exciting new stations:

  • Dubai Festival City: A vibrant hub known for its shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
  • Dubai Creek Harbour: Set to become a prominent waterfront destination with stunning views of the Dubai skyline.
  • Mirdif City Centre: Serving the busy Mirdif community, offering retail and leisure amenities.
  • Ras al Khor Industrial Area: Connecting industrial zones, supporting business logistics and operations.
  • Dubai International City: Bringing higher connectivity for residents in this multicultural residential and commercial district.
  • Al Warqa’a: Serving local communities with easy access to amenities and educational institutions.
  • Academic City: Supporting Dubai’s education sector with proximity to leading universities and institutions.
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis: Catering to tech enthusiasts and professionals in this dynamic technology park.

Supporting Dubai’s Vision for 2040

According to HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads & Transport Authority, the Dubai Metro Blue Line is aligned with the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. This comprehensive development strategy aims to rejuvenate communities and further build up the city’s transport infrastructure, promoting sustainable growth and quality of life.


The introduction of the Dubai Metro Blue Line marks a significant milestone in Dubai’s journey towards a more connected and sustainable future. With its strategic stations and comprehensive route, the Blue Line will not only ease congestion but also bolster economic activities and improve accessibility for all residents and visitors.

As construction begins in 2024, anticipation grows for the transformational impact of the Blue Line, solidifying Dubai’s position as a global leader in urban innovation and transportation excellence.

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