One day you might be able to catch the Dubai Tram to Satwa
It’s a traffic annoyance to some, but a vital piece of public transport for others – it looks like the Dubai Tram will expand. Details here…
While you can currently catch the tram from the Marina to Dubai Media City and then on to the Palm Jumeirah, it looks like in the near future we’ll also be able to grab it from the Burj Al Arab to Mall of the Emirates (and even Satwa).
The Roads and Transport Authority has told Emirates 24/7 that it is currently looking into the feasibility for Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the tram.
Phase 2 will transport people from tourist hotspots like the Burj Al Arab and Madinat Jumeirah to Mall of the Emirates. Phase 3 will be even more ambitious, extending along Jumeirah Beach Road to take people all the way to Satwa’s 2nd December Street (which is still called Diyafah Street to some).
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan and H.H. Sheikh Mohammed, ruler of Dubai, on the tram back in 2014.
While no official announcement on the above has been made yet, the RTA did confirm last year that they were looking to expand the tram, which was used by 1.3 million people in the first quarter of 2016.
The tram line currently has 11 stations, covering 11 kilometres with 11 trams in total. Here’s your guide to all of the stations (and what you’ll find near them).