The mainland station of Dubai Monorail is called Palm Gateway and it’s used as the first point for the trains departing to Palm Jumeirah. The station is located in Al Sufouh area. It’s located on the third floor of Gateway Towers complex, which can be found right next to the island that leads to the artificial island.
How to reach Palm Gateway station?
The easiest way is to reach the station by taxi or your own car. This is a really convenient way because Gateway Towers offers a huge and free car parking. However, there are two problems: firstly, it may be full, and secondly, it’s pretty hard to reach it.
While moving along Al Sufouh Road, you need to keep right, going to Palm Jumeirah. When you reach the office of Nakheel the road will be divided into two lanes: the left one goes to Dubai Marina, while the right one goes to the Palm. You need to keep right and go under the bridge. Don’t drive too fast, because the entrance to the parking is located right after the exit to the Palm. There’s a special sign, so try not to miss it!
If you don’t want to drive all around Dubai by car, you can reach Palm Gateway station by tram. The stop is located right across the parking. In order to reach the tram line, it’s recommended to use the metro. The closest station is Nakheel (red line).
Do you want to look over the Palm Jumeirah from the monorail? We are going to tell you how to reach the first Palm Gateway station, find a parking place and buy tickets.
Palm Gateway station description
Gateway Towers complex combines two office towers and one residential with direct access to the beach. All towers are growing from the 12-level podium. Palm Gateway Dubai Monorail station is located on the 3rd level of the podium, while all other levels host numerous shops, luxurious stores, and restaurants.
In order to reach the station from the hall, one can use the elevator. The appearance of Palm Gateway reminds the most traditional metro stations. It has a modern style and thoroughly decorated with marble. Outer walls of the station are made from panoramic windows. The doors are also made from glass and open only when the train arrives.
There are several ticket offices and vending machines where you can buy a ticket. You can buy a ticket to reach a specific station or a return one. The ticket has to be used the same day. There are ticket barriers installed before the entrance to the platform.
Nol card can’t be used to pay for Dubai Monorail. It’s also impossible to buy tickets in advance. One has to buy them right at the station for cash. No credit cards accepted.
The station is open from 8:00 till 23:00, while trains go every 15 minutes from 9:15 till 21:45.