The Metro is scheduled to partially open by September 2009 and be fully completed by 2012.
There will be a total of 47 stations (in addition to station on the extension lines).
The Red Line will have 29 stations, including 24 elevated, four underground and one at ground-level. This line is 52.1 km long, including 4.7 km underground. The Green Line will have 18 stations, including 12 elevated and 6 underground. The Green Line is 22.5 km long, including 7.9 km underground.
There will be two transfer stations — Union Square and the BurJuman Centre. At the transfer stations, Green and Red Lines will cross each other and passengers will be able to change between lines.
Car parking facility will be provided to metro users on the concept of "park and ride".
There will be small parking spaces at each station while each station will be linked to other mode of transportation, including taxis, buses and at some stations water transport.
The interior of the trains is based on a water and air theme and every train will have five compartments. Every train will have three classes – The Golden Class (VIP), the Women and Children's Class and the Silver Class (economy).
A variety of safety devices, including closed circuit television in all trains will ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all.