Dubai audio tour: Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from DXB Terminal 3

Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from DXB Terminal 3

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 of Dubai’s newest, most extravagant towers. But we’ll also pass by some of 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 DXB Terminal 3 to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall takes 24 minutes.


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Major Landmarks

  • Dubai Frame

  • Zabeel Palace

  • Burj Khalifa

  • Dubai Mall

Directions to Starting Point

This tour starts on the platform for UAE Exchange-bound trains at Dubai Airport Terminal 3 Metro Station.

You should start the tour on the platform itself, before boarding the train.

Try to find a seat that faces forward, and consider buying a gold-class ticket so that you can sit at the front of the train.

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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 marvelous introduction to Dubai. The stories are informative and entertaining, with lots to see on the journey. 10/10

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , over 4 years ago
Metro Moments: Historic Dubai from DXB Terminal 3