The Dubai Metro which began in 2009 offers state-of-the-art travel convenience. The metro network comprises 2 lines: the Red Line and the Green Line covering different routes and destinations. Metro fares are very reasonable, starting from just AED1.80 per journey. There is also a special cabin for women and children, as well as a silver and gold class travel.
All travellers need to purchase Nol cards which come in four categories: Red (single-journey), blue (personalized cards), silver and gold. You can plan your journey using the RTA's Wojhati (Arabic for journey planner) service which combines all forms of transport to plan your route in real-time. RTA has also introduced co-branded Visa credit and debit cards which can also be used as Nol cards. Called 'GO4IT' the gold and platinum cards are available from Emirates NBD Bank, the credit card is automatically linked to your Nol and Salik accounts.