If you are using the Dubai Tram for the first time, it is crucial to validate your nol card to avoid a hefty fine of Dh200. Unlike the Metro stations, the Dubai Tram does not have the usual nol card readers with turnstiles. Instead, you will need to locate the nol card ‘validator machine’, easily identifiable by its orange and white color scheme and a prominent ‘tap here’ label.
This is where you must pay for your tram journey before boarding. Neglecting to do so will result in a penalty being imposed upon you.
How does one validate the nol card on the Dubai Tram?
To begin your journey, simply tap your card on the Nol validator machine. Once the message on the screen displays ‘check-in successful’, you may remove your card. The screen will also provide you with the trip amount (Dh3) and the remaining balance on your Nol card.
Upon reaching your destination, it is important to validate your Nol ticket or card once more at the Nol validator machine before exiting the Tram station. This ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience.
Five Dubai Tram violations that can cost you a Dh200 fine
In addition to neglecting to validate your nol card, there are five other violations on the Dubai Tram that can result in a Dh200 fine:
- Failing to present the nol card when requested.
- Using a card that is intended for someone else.
- Utilizing an expired card.
- Employing an invalid card.
- Illegally selling nol cards without obtaining prior permission from RTA.
It is crucial to adhere to these regulations to avoid any penalties or inconveniences during your tram journey in Dubai.
Dubai Tram timings:
As per RTA, here are the operating hours for the Dubai Tram:
• Monday to Saturday – Every day from 6 am to 1 am, the next day.
• Sunday – 9 am to 1 am, the next day.
When driving in specific areas of Dubai that are connected to a tram system, it is crucial to comprehend and adhere to the road signs and traffic signals related to trams. Failure to do so could result in hefty fines reaching up to Dh5,000.