Transportation wayfinding in Dubai

The Dubai Metro system has excellent wayfinding features. The two metro lines are colour coded throughout and signage is clear and direct. These features are supported by a map at each station showing the relation of the station stop to the surrounding streets, and an exploded view of the station for people who need an alternative method of orientating themselves. In the example here, where the two lines intersect and where passengers may want to change lines, the exploded view shows the relationship of the intersecting lines. On the train clear pre-recorded voice announcements and screens announce the next station. All information is in both Arabic and English throughout. With level access into the carriages and lifts to all station levels, helpful ticketing staff, and airconditioning throughout, the ease of use for all passengers has been carefully thought through.

Burjaman station maps
Platform signboard showing street orientation and station and route orientation.
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