Visitors to Cop28 are being encouraged to use the Dubai Metro throughout the two-week conference, which starts on November 30 and runs until December 12, for faster and more sustainable travel.
For the first three days, roads near the Expo City venue will be closed due to heightened security procedures.
The Dubai Metro’s Red Line connects Dubai International Airport, major hotels, and prominent tourist attractions in the city, extending to the event’s entrance.
The rail network’s operational hours are from 05:00 until 01:00 the next day. The first train arrives at Expo Metro Station at 05:19 every day and the last train from Expo Metro Station departs at midnight.
Metro stations are equipped with tactile paving for the visually impaired. Wheelchair accessibility is facilitated through step-free routes or lifts at all stations, while dedicated seating and wheelchair spaces are available on all carriages for passengers requiring assistance.
Delegates living in Dubai during the conference can take advantage of an overnight shuttle service that will operate after Metro hours. The shuttle will run every 20 minutes from midnight to 5 am and will drop-off delegates at key hotel locations in the city, including Premier Inn Dubai Ibn Battuta, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, Media Rotana, Premier Inn Barsha Heights, Courtyard by Marriott Al Barsha, and Sheraton Mall of the Emirates.
Those coming from and staying in Abu Dhabi can use complimentary shuttle buses to and from the COP28 site. They will be able to board the bus after presenting their designated Blue Zone Badge or UN Official Invitation letter for the initial trip. The shuttle service will be operational from November 21 to December 13.