Dubai’s Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station Closure

Last Friday, the husband and I went to Dubai for a pre-anniversary date. We recently moved from Qatar to Abu Dhabi and the trip to Dubai would take about 2 hours via bus.

Travelling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, you would have to get on a bus from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station and get on the E1 bus, which will take you to the Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station. You can also get on the E101 bus from the Ibn Battuta Bus Station, which will take you to the same bus station. Even though the Al Ghubaiba Station is much further than the Ibn Battuta Station when coming from Abu Dhabi, the bus fare would still be 25AED.

The friendly guys at the Metro Station handed out flyers informing the public about the temporary closure of the Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station. The flyers briefly explain why the closure is necessary, with additional information on how to get on with your commute. Read on to find out more about the Free Shuttle Bus.

Nakheel Harbour and Tower Metro Station and its connected Multi-storey Car Park will be closed from January 5th, 2018 to mid-year 2019. Enjoy our Free Shuttle Bus service to continue your journey.

Construction has begun on the Dubai Metro Red Line extension to the Expo 2020 site. The constructional changes will require closure of the rail track between Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station (37) and Ibn Battuta Station (39) as well as the attached Multi-storey Car Park, starting January 5th, 2018 to the middle of 2019.

Free Shuttle Bus services will be available during this phase between Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Ibn Battuta to make your travel easier.

The Free Shuttle Bus replaces your journey between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Station 37) and Ibn Battuta (Station 39). The route number ‘FS1’ will be clearly displayed on the Free Shuttle Bus.

The Free Shuttle Bus route starts from the designated location at Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Station 37) and ends at Ibn Battuta (Station 39), and vice versa. Please refer to the signage at the stations.

The Free Shuttle Bus will depart every 3 minutes during peak hours.

You don’t need to tag your nol card (or ticket) on the Free Shuttle Bus.

There will be a longer travel time between Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Station 37) and Ibn Battuta (Station 39) when using the Free Shuttle Bus. Please allow an additional 20 minutes for your journey.

Should you require any help, our friendly staff is always happy to assist you.

If you’re travelling towards UAE Exchange (Station 42):

  1. Check out at Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Station 37)
  2. Take our Free Shuttle Bus available at Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station and alight at Ibn Battuta Station
  3. Continue your metro journey from Ibn Battuta (Station 39)

If you’re travelling towards Rashidiya (Station 11):

  1. Check out at Ibn Battuta (Station 39)
  2. Take our Free Shuttle Bus available at Ibn Battuta Station and alight at Jumeirah Lakes Towers Station
  3. Continue your metro journey from Jumeirah Lakes Towers (Station 37)

Here’s a little visual that might help.

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