There are only a few Palm Monorail stations and in fact currently only 2 of the stations are open – one at either end of the Palm Jumeirah. The other stations will not be opened until there is a high enough level of occupation in the residential areas on the Palm and the development has started again on the hotels and holiday accommodation for the areas where the other Palm Monorail stations were intended and it is not known when this will be. The current level of development is still too low for the Palm Monorail stations to be opened any time in the near future.
However, even though the stations are not open yet, the monorail train still stops at Palm Mall Station and Trump Tower station for a few seconds on each journey, although the doors do not open to let passengers on or off.
These are the Palm monorail stations:
Atlantis Aquaventure – Open
The station is right by the entrance to the water park so only a few hundred metres walk to get there.
Trump Tower – Closed
Palm Mall – Closed
This was previously known as Trump Plaza
Palm Gateway – Open
At the entrance to the Palm, parking for 1,600 cars at present. Links with the Dubai Tram.
Dubai Internet City – Not Yet Built (Monorail link)
Interchange with the Dubai Metro at the station formerly known as TECOM.
Also once the interchange with the Dubai Metro is set up then there will be more interaction and use of the Palm Monorail. Until then it remains a little bit of a white elephant but a good way for tourists to get a view of the Palm Jumeirah.
The Palm Gateway station links up to the Dubai Tram where you can also interchange with the Metro further down in the Marina. The Tram uses Nol cards for payment.