Dubai audio tour: Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from the Burj Khalifa

Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from the Burj Khalifa

Train Tour

24 mins

About the Tour

Listen to the story of Dubai while you ride its metro. You’ll find out how its rapid development began, and chart the course of its growth into the global city you see today.

Most of our journey is on an elevated railway, and you can gaze up from your seat at some Dubai’s newest, most extravagant towers. But we’ll also pass by some its oldest buildings, which were once surrounded by desert sands. Along the way, we’ll uncover Dubai’s more distant past, as well as its cultural roots.

The journey from the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall to DXB Terminal 3 takes 24 minutes.


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Major Landmarks

  • Burj Khalifa

  • Dubai Mall

  • Dubai Frame

  • Zabeel Palace

Directions to Starting Point

This tour starts on the platform for Rashidiya-bound trains at Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall Metro Station.

You should start the tour on the platform itself, before boarding the train. Try to find a seat that faces forward.

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Places to stop along the way

You can get off at any of the metro stations along the way. Just restart the tour when you get back on the train.

Best time of day

This tour is best enjoyed in daylight, especially at sunset, but it can be used at night.


All the metro stations on this tour are wheelchair accessible.

The journey takes 24 minutes. If you are visiting Dubai on a stopover, please allow enough time to return to the airport for your connecting flight.


A great way to learn something more about Dubai from the moving viewing platform that doubles up as a train. Ideal for residents picking up guests at the airport- you can dazzle them with all your new-found knowledge. Also fun for tourists returning from a trip to the Dubai Mall and/or Burj Khalifa. Encourages you to stay longer on your next visit to Dubai

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 3 years ago
Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from the Burj Khalifa