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The Green Line is one of the two lines on the Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro
The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro network in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. The Red Line and Green Line are operational, with three further lines are planned. These first two lines run underground in the city centre and on elevated viaducts elsewhere...

 network in Dubai
Dubai
Dubai is a city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates . The emirate is located south of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula and has the largest population with the second-largest land territory by area of all the emirates, after Abu Dhabi...

, United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

. It is currently opened in a limited phase, with 16 stations open from Etisalat to Dubai Healthcare City, though when completely operational; will have 18 stations spanning 22.5 km (14 mi). The line will run through Deira
Deira, Dubai
Deira is an area in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates bordered by the Persian Gulf, Sharjah and Dubai Creek. Historically, it has been the center of Dubai, but has been losing its importance during the past few decades due to recent development along E 11 road and areas further down the...

 and Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai
Bur Dubai is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The name literally translates to Mainland Dubai, a reference to the traditional separation of the Bur Dubai area from Deira by the Dubai Creek...

, generally running parallel to Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek or Khor Dubai is a saltwater creek located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It ends at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Some sources say that the creek extended as far inland as Al Ain, and that the Ancient Greeks called it River Zara. Historically, the creek divided the city into two...

.

Statistics


The Green Line has 18 stations, including 12 elevated (by means of a viaduct
Viaduct
A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans. The term viaduct is derived from the Latin via for road and ducere to lead something. However, the Ancient Romans did not use that term per se; it is a modern derivation from an analogy with aqueduct. Like the Roman aqueducts, many early...

), and six underground stations. The line is 22.5 kilometres (14 mi), with 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi) underground. The Green Line is be served by 25 driverless trains travelling at an average speed of 110 kilometres per hour (68.4 mph), and stopping 20–30 seconds at each station. Trial running began in October 2010, with the line inaugurated on 9 September 2011 and opened to the public the next day. The Al Jadaf and Creek stations, however, will not open yet.

Notable stations


There are two transfer stations, Union Square and the Khalid bin Waleed(BurJuman
Burjuman
BurJuman is a shopping mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Located on Khalid bin Al Waleed Street in Bur Dubai, BurJuman is considered to be one of the oldest malls in the country. An underground Dubai Metro station for the Red Line and Green Line is currently situated at this location...

) Centre, where the Green and Red
Red Line (Dubai Metro)
The Red Line is one of the two lines on the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first section was inaugurated on 9 September 2009. Construction was declared complete on 28 April 2010.. The line has 29 stations spanning , which have been opened in phases from 2009 to 2011...

 Lines intersect, allowing passengers to change between lines. The Green Line has its main depot in Al Qusais
Al Qusais
Al Qusais or Al Gusais is a large community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It is located in the Deira area of east Dubai. Al Qusais borders the localities of Hor Al Anz and Al Twar and is further subdivided into residential and industrial localities.Al Qusais residential areas are subdivided...

.

The Union Station is touted to be one of the biggest metro stations in the world. With an area spanning 25,000 square meters, it has capacity to handle about 22,000 passengers per hour. Adding to the station’s credentials are two entry points, two levels, a length extending 230 metres, 50 metres of width and a depth of 18 metres.

The biggest elevated station on the Green Line is the Al Qiyadah Station along Al Ittihad Road near the Dubai Police General HQ. The station has a capacity to handle 11,000 passengers per hour in each direction.

Extension


The Green Line was initially designed to be 17.6 kilometres (10.9 mi) long, but after an extension from Dubai Healthcare City to Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek or Khor Dubai is a saltwater creek located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It ends at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Some sources say that the creek extended as far inland as Al Ain, and that the Ancient Greeks called it River Zara. Historically, the creek divided the city into two...

 via Al Jaddaf
Al Jaddaf
Al Jaddaf , also spelled Al Jadaf, is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Located in western Dubai in Bur Dubai, Al Jaddaf is bordered to the north and east by the Dubai Creek, to the south by Zabeel, and to the west by Umm Hurair 2....

, the line length became 22.5 kilometres (14 mi) long.

There are further plans to extend the Green Line to Academic City, in order to better serve the interests of residents in the Silicon Oasis and International City area, and this is under consideration for approval.

Route


Below is a list of confirmed stations that have been built, are under construction, or have been approved for construction, with additional notes.

  • Etisalat
    Etisalat
    Emirates Telecommunications Corporation, branded trade name Etisalat is a UAE based telecommunications services provider, currently operating in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Africa...

     Maintenance Depot; Car Park for 6000 cars; Adjacent Bus and Taxi Stations
  • Al Qusais-1
    Al Qusais
    Al Qusais or Al Gusais is a large community in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It is located in the Deira area of east Dubai. Al Qusais borders the localities of Hor Al Anz and Al Twar and is further subdivided into residential and industrial localities.Al Qusais residential areas are subdivided...

  • Airport Free Zone
  • Al Nahda
  • Al Rashid Stadium
  • Al Qiyadah
  • Abu Hail
    Abu Hail
    Abu Hail is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Abu Hail is located in the region of Deira. The routes D 78 , D 92 , D 91 and D 82 form a periphery around the locality of Abu Hail...

  • Abu Bakr Seddiqi
  • Salahuddin
  • Union Square Transfer Station
  • Baniyas Square
  • Palm Deira
    Palm Deira
    The Palm Deira is an artificial archipelago, part of the Palm Islands, Dubai. It was announced for development in October 2004. The first announced design was 8 times larger than the Palm Jumeirah, and 5 times larger than the Palm Jebel Ali, and was intended to house one million people. Originally,...

  • Al Ras
    Al Ras
    Al Ras is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . It is the easternmost locality in the area of Deira and borders the Dubai Creek to the west and south, and Al Dhagaya and Al Buteen to the east. Al Ras, literally meaning The Cape, is one of the oldest communities in Deira...

  • Al Ghubaiba
  • Al Fahidi
  • Khalid Bin Al Waleed Transfer Station
  • Oud Metha
  • Healthcare City
  • Jaddaf-1
    Al Jaddaf
    Al Jaddaf , also spelled Al Jadaf, is a locality in Dubai, United Arab Emirates . Located in western Dubai in Bur Dubai, Al Jaddaf is bordered to the north and east by the Dubai Creek, to the south by Zabeel, and to the west by Umm Hurair 2....

  • Creek
    Creek
    Creek may refer to:*Creek, a small stream* Creek , an inlet of the sea, narrower than a cove * Creek, a narrow channel/small stream between islands in the Florida Keys*Muscogee , a native American people...

    Adjacent Bus and Taxi Stations