Dubai Metro announces upgrades that are 'just the ticket' for commuters

Upgrades to Dubai Metro, including being able to buy tickets with Apple and Samsung Pay, will be rolled out over six months

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 19, 2017:     General view of the metro from the World Trade Centre station along Sheikh Zayed Road in downtown Dubai on June 19, 2017. Christopher Pike / The National

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A range of new schemes has been launched to enhance the experience of commuters at Dubai Metro's busiest stations.

The initiatives, which will run for six months, were announced by Road Transport Authority director of rail operations Mohammed Al Mudharreb.

Among the initiatives were the opening of 13 extra fare gates, including Noor Islamic Bank Station, Stadium Station and Deira City Centre Station.

Commuters will also be available to pay using Samsung Pay and Apple Pay, or Nol cards, at all Dubai Metro ticket windows.

Extra point of sale machines have also been made available at ticket windows in key stations like Dubai World Trade Centre, Ibn Battuta, Oud Metha and Dubai Mall.

“Further station and equipment enhancements are scheduled as part of the ongoing preparations for Expo 2020 and we advise our customers to keep a keen eye on new announcements later this year,” said Mr Al Mudharreb.