Dubai Metro: 10 things to land you in trouble

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The Dubai Metro fare will save you a lot of money compared to travelling on a taxi, but make sure you know the do’s and don’ts first to avoid running a hefty fine.

Here is a list of things you probably did not know could get you in big trouble:

Picking a fight at the station or on the train

Causing a public disturbance will earn you a fine of Dh100 and quite possibly some scratches or a black eye (not to mention the dent to your ego).

Putting your feet up on the seats

Seriously, where are your manners? If you don’t know this is rude, then at least know that if you do this on the Metro you’ll be fined Dh100.

Hanging out at Metro stations

Standing or sitting in non-passenger areas is not allowed and if you are caught, better get your Dh100 ready.

Using Dubai Metro parking areas as your personal parking spot

Parking your vehicle in areas designated for metro users for more than 24 hours will earn you a fine of Dh100 per day and up to Dh1,000.

Selling food at Metro stations

Hide those kakanins and don’t even think about passing around those leaflets. Selling or promoting goods and commodities on the train or at the station is prohibited. Offenders will be fined Dh200.

Ignoring RTA instructions

Ignoring inspectors or instructions of authorized Roads and Transport Authority personnel. They are just doing their job so treat them with courtesy (unless you think they’re being unnecessarily rude, then file a complaint because courtesy goes both ways). There’s a Dh200 price tag for your snub.


Yes, if you’re caught in the land of nod on the train or anywhere at the Metro station, then you are sure to wake up to a fine of Dh300.

Using a fake card

You may think that forging a card may cost you nothing, but it will actually cost you a hefty Dh500 fine when you are caught.

Bringing sharp objects

Yes, you will need those weapons or sharp objects just in case a horde of zombies come running your way, but you don’t need them on the Metro. Unless you want to get fined a hefty Dh1,000.

Dressing in drag

Two cross-dressing Filipinos were caught by police at a Dubai Metro station.  The duo were jailed for a month and then deported. Don’t let this happen to you. Check out more rules

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