What is a Nol Card?
A Nol Card is a smart card that allows you to use Bus, Metro, Waterbus, as well as RTA paid Parking with a single card. It has a 'touch & go’ function which means, you simply tap it on the entry point of any of the above services and the system will then automatically deduct the correct fare. It’s quick and easy to use and means you no longer need to carry cash to get around Dubai.
What are the different types of Nol Cards?
There are different types of cards; each has been designed for a specific type of public transport user.
Nol Silver Card is an ideal starter card that has been designed for use by the occasional traveller.
Nol Gold Card is the same as the Silver Card but allows its holder to travel in designated Metro Gold Class cabins by paying a premium fare.
Nol Blue Card is a personalised Nol card that carries an image of the card holder. It has been designed for use by regular users and for people who are entitled to concessionary travel.
Nol Red Ticket is a paper-based card that can be bought from any ticket vending machine or ticket office for only AED 2. It can be loaded with up to 10 Trips. It is perfect for use by tourists and visitors to Dubai.
How does a Nol Card / Ticket work?
Nol Card is a contactless smart card, you just hold your Nol Card over a Nol Card reader, and the reader is able to automatically validate the card, and deduct a trip or deduct the correct fare for the journey taken.