Dubai Metro offers NOL monthly passes providing regular riders significant savings and convenience. These rechargeable NOL cards allow unlimited travel for 30 days across Dubai’s metro and tram networks. They offer cost-effective mobility to frequent commuters like office workers, students, and residents.
Overview of Dubai Metro NOL Cards
NOL cards provide the most convenient way to ride Dubai Metro and trams without needing tickets. These reloadable smart cards can be purchased from ticket offices and machines across Dubai metro stations. Riders simply tap the card when entering and exiting metro gates for smooth cashless travel.
NOL cards allow choosing from flexible pay-as-you-go balances also usable on Dubai Buses or more discounted monthly passes offering unlimited access. For regular riders, monthly plans provide notable travel budget savings.
Dubai Metro Monthly Pass Options
Dubai Metro provides two choices when purchasing month-long NOL travel cards encompassing:
Zone 1 Monthly Pass
The Zone 1 monthly pass covers unlimited travel within central Dubai areas for 30 days. This zone stretches across vital districts like Old Dubai, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay and Dubai International Financial Centre. Zone 1 passes are priced at AED 230 per month.
All Zones Monthly Pass
Alternatively, an all zones monthly pass covers unlimited rides across every metro line and zone for 30 full days. It grants access right across Dubai from Jebel Ali and Dubai Internet City to the Dubai Expo 2020 site and Dubai Airport Free Zone. All zones monthly cost AED 370 per month.
Both monthly products offer similar ease of use by simply tapping NOL cards when entering and exiting stations as needed across valid zones without topping up.
Where to Obtain Monthly Passes
These NOL monthly pass cards can only be purchased at select Dubai Metro ticket offices located across metro stations encompassing:
- Union Station Ticket Office
- Al Rigga Station Ticket Office
- Mall of the Emirates Station Ticket Office
- Ibn Battuta Station Ticket Office
- Burjuman Station Ticket Office
- Emirates Towers Station Ticket Office
So commuters can visit their most convenient ticket desk providing monthly passes to unlock ongoing ridership savings. Employees can verify eligibility criteria and activate cards’ monthly benefits.
Using monthly passes only requires riders to tap the preloaded cards when entering and exiting metro gates as usual. That said guidelines include:
- Passes expire 30 days after activation not first use
- Unlimited travel across paid zones Mon-Sat
- Excludes special event days and private charters
- Refunds only issued under limited circumstances
- Damaged pass replacements subject to fees
- Check monthly validity before expiry at gates
So passholders can rely on unfettered mobility within zones during the full 30-day validity.
Savings Versus Pay-As-You-Go
These monthly plans provide significant cost savings compared to regular pay-as-you-go NOL balances.
For instance taking metro trains twice daily on average would cost around AED 5-8 assuming 3-6 dhr average fares. Within 20 commuting days that totals AED 100-160 in transport spending.
Whereas an all zones monthly pass would cap spending at AED 370 allowing 62+ train trips within the 30-day validity. For regular riders the value potential is clear.
In summary, Dubai Metro monthly passes deliver exceptional value to frequent metro riders. For just AED 230-370 per month commuters gain unlimited access within zones, skipping top-up hassles. So office workers, university students, Dubai residents or other regular metro users can benefit from these monthly plans unlocking smooth affordable mobility across key Dubai districts. Check availability for NOL monthly cards at authorized ticket desks soon!