The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is a monorail running down the trunk of the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s first artificial island.
The route is three miles long and runs from the Gateway Station in Al Sufouh to the Atlantis hotel and Aquaventure waterpark.
There are four stations on the route, though only two are currently open:
- Gateway Station
- Trump Tower Station (closed)
- Palm Mall Station (closed)
- Atlantis Aquaventure Station
Trump Tower Station and Palm Mall Station will open when developments near them are completed.
There is no direct connection between the Dubai Metro and the Palm Jumeirah Monorail.
There is, however, a link with the Dubai Tram system via a footbridge between Gateway Station and Palm Jumeirah Tram Station. The Dubai Tram network is connected to the Dubai Metro at two stations; Dubai Marina Tram Station and Jumeirah Lakes Towers Tram Station.
Tickets to ride the Palm Jumeirah Monorail are fairly expensive when compared to the cost of riding the Dubai Metro or the Dubai Tram.
A one-way ticket currently costs 15 AED. A return ticket costs 25 AED. Children under 90 cm ride free. There are no other concessions.
The Palm Jumeirah Monorail is owned by Nakheel and does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). Their Nol Cards cannot be used.
As Trump Tower Station and Palm Mall Station are closed it is only possible to ride from Gateway Station to Atlantis Aquaventure Station or vice-versa.
Hours of operation are currently 10 am to 10 pm daily. Only one train is currently running. The journey takes around 10 minutes with departures every 23 minutes.