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Navigating Dubai’s Public Transport: A Comprehensive Guide to Choosing the Right Nol Card for You

ByNavneeth

Dec 9, 2023 #travel, #UAE

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) offers a diverse range of Nol cards to cater to the varied needs of commuters, students, and tourists. Whether you’re a daily commuter, a student, or a visitor exploring the city, there’s a Nol card tailored just for you. Here’s a detailed guide to help you choose the perfect Nol card:

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1. Silver Card: The Daily Commuter’s Essential

  • Cost: Dh25 (inclusive of Dh19 credit)
  • Max Balance: Up to Dh1,000 for anonymous users, Dh5,000 for registered users
  • Validity: 5 years

2. Gold Card: Exclusive Comfort for Regular Commuters

  • Cost: Dh25 (inclusive of Dh19 credit)
  • Max Balance: Up to Dh1,000 for anonymous users, Dh5,000 for registered users
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Features: Access to a separate cabin in metro and tram, with fares double that of regular rides

3. Red Ticket: Convenient for Occasional Travelers

  • Cost: Dh2 per ticket
  • Max Balance: Rechargeable for a maximum of 10 journeys or 5 daily passes
  • Validity: 90 days or 10 trips
  • Ideal for: Tourists or occasional metro, bus, or tram users

4. Personal Card: Tailored for Specific Groups

  • Cost: Dh70 (inclusive of Dh20 credit)
  • Max Balance: Up to Dh5,000
  • Validity: 5 years
  • Eligibility: Students (ages 5-23), People of Determination (residents and tourists), Social affairs beneficiaries, Senior Emiratis and expats (above 60)

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Documents required for Personal Nol card application:

  • Students: Valid Emirates ID, proof of enrollment
  • People of Determination: Valid Emirates ID, Sanad Card
  • Senior Citizens: Valid Emirates ID
  • Social Affairs Beneficiaries: Valid Emirates ID, official letter from Community Development Authority
  • Adults: Valid Emirates ID

Processing Time: Up to 4 working days for online applications, instant at Zoom shops

These Nol cards not only cover transportation but can also be used for various services across the city. For easy top-ups, users can refer to RTA-approved locations, ensuring a seamless and efficient travel experience in Dubai.



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