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Palm Monorail

The Palm Monorail was opened on 30th April 2009 and runs along the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai connecting the Gateway station at the entry to the Palm to the Atlantis hotel at the far end.

There are also other stations planned along the way and on 3rd July 2017 a new station opened near to the Shoreline Apartments called Al Ittihad Park Station.  This station gives direct access to the Galleria Mall.

The Monorail links with the Tram at Palm Gateway Station

The Palm Monorail runs 7 days a week – check out the train times for more information.

The Palm Monorail is not yet linked to the Dubai Metro but have been plans to link it at the Dubai Internet City (TECOM) station on Sheikh Zayed Road. It is however linked to the Dubai Tram system which opened on 11 November 2014 with a walkway at the Palm Gateway and you can get onto the Metro. 

The Palm Monorail is a good vantage point to see the Palm Jumeirah. It is often used by tourists staying at the Atlantis hotel to get a good view of the island and it also takes you from the far end of the island to the main part of Dubai where it links in with Al Sufouh Road (and eventually the metro). It is not as cheap to travel on the Monorail as other forms of Dubai public transport as it is not run by the RTA and is privately owned.

The Palm Monorail does not currently link with the Dubai Metro (except via the Tram at the Marina) and so if you want to travel along it from the Dubai end then you will either have to park in the massive car park at the Gateway station or get a taxi to the Gateway station either from Internet City Metro station or your location.

You could also use the Metro to travel to the Marina where you can change to the Tram and then go to the Palm Gateway Station.


Palm Gateway – Open

Al Ittihad Park – Open

Nakheel Mall – Closed

The Pointe – Closed

Atlantis Aquaventure – Open

Dubai Internet City – Not Yet Built 

Train Times

The Palm Monorail train times run at fixed intervals throughout the day. However, the train times get adjusted every so often and so I would advise to check when you get there. The frequency of the trains tends to vary from time to time but currently they are running every 15 minutes starting from 9am in the morning. The Palm Monorail is open from 9am until 10pm 7 days a week

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