Eid al Fitr 2024: Free parking dates announced for Dubai and Sharjah
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Eid al Fitr 2024: Free parking dates announced for Dubai and Sharjah

Eid al Fitr 2024: Free parking dates announced for Dubai and Sharjah

The RTA notification said that free parking hours will be in effect from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced that all public parking, excluding multi-level parking terminals, will be free of charge for the upcoming Eid al Fitr holidays, reported a local daily.

Free parking dates

The notification said that free parking hours will be in effect from Ramadan 29 until Shawwal 3.

According to authorities, parking tariffs will resume on Shawwal 4, as confirmed on Friday.

With Ramadan 29 corresponding to Monday, April 8, those owning vehicles as well as motorists can enjoy extended days of complimentary parking starting from Sunday, April 7, which is typically a regular no-pay parking day.

The number of days that the free parking policy will be applicable for, hinges on the sighting of the crescent moon. If spotted on Monday, marking the last day of Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr will commence on Tuesday, April 9, extending the free parking period until Shawwal 3, on April 11.

In the event that the crescent moon is not sighted, signaling Ramadan’s extension to 30 days, Eid Al Fitr will fall on April 10, and Shawwal 3 will be observed on April 12, providing six days of free parking until tariffs resume on Saturday, April 13.

Sharjah’s free parking for Eid

Authorities in Sharjah have announced free public parking on the first, second, and third day of Eid Al Fitr.

However, parking zones marked with blue signboards will continue to impose charges, including on Fridays and public holidays.

Service hours

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the business hours of all services during the holiday of Eid Al Fitr 1445H (2024) covering Customer Happiness Centres, Paid Parking Zones, Public Buses, Dubai Metro & Tram, Marine Transport means, and Service Provider Centres (Vehicle Testing).

Service Providers Centres (Vehicle Testing)

Service Providers Centers are closed during Eid Al Fitr 1445 Hijri holidays from 29 Ramadan to 3rd Shawwal. Work will resume on 4th Shawwal, provided that Just (Vehicle Testing Service) will be provided Only on 29th Ramadan and 3rd Shawwal 1445 Hijri / 2024 Gregorian.

Customer Happiness Centres

All Customer Happiness Centres will be closed during the Holidays, provided that Smart Customers Centres of Umm Ramool, Deira, Barsha, Al Kifaf centres and RTA Head Office will remain operational as usual 24/7.

Dubai Metro

Saturday 6th April: 5:00 am – 1:00 am (next day), Sunday 7th April: 8:00 am – 1:00 am (next day), Monday – Saturday, 8th-13th April: 5:00 am – 1:00 am (next day), and Sunday 14th April 8:00 am – 12:00 midnight.

Dubai Tram

Monday to Saturday: 6:00 am – 1:00 am (next day), and Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 am (next day).

Dubai Bus

Adjustments will be made to the operating hours of Dubai Bus and intercity buses during the EID Al Fitr holiday. To know about the changes during the EID Al Fitr Holiday, please enter the S’hail App.

Marine Transport

Water Taxi

Marina Mall – Bluewaters (BM3): 4:15 pm – 11:25 pm, Based on Demand: 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Customers must place their reservations in advance.
Dubai Marina (BM1) Marina Mall – Marina Walk: 12:00 pm – 11:05 pm, Marina Promenade – Marina Mall: 3:55 pm – 10:00 pm, Marina Terrace – Marina Walk: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and Full Route: 3:55 pm – 9:40 pm.

Dubai Ferry

Al Ghubaiba – Marina Mall, Marina Mall – Al Ghubaiba (FR1): 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Dubai Canal – Al Ghubaiba (FR1): 2:25 pm & 7:25 pm, Dubai Canal – Bluewaters (FR2): 1:50 pm & 6:50 pm, Bluewaters – Marina Mall (FR2): 2:55 pm & 7:55 pm, Marina Mall – Bluewaters (FR2): 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm, Bluewaters – Dubai Canal (FR2): 1:20 pm & 6:20 pm, Dubai Marina Tourist trips (Roundtrips) (FR4): 11:30 am & 4:30 pm, Al Ghubaiba – Sharjah Aquarium (FR5): 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm, and Sharjah Aquarium – Al Ghubaiba (FR5): 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm.


Dubai Old Souq – Baniyas (CR3): 10:00 am – 10:45 pm, Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha (CR4): 10:00 am – 11:25 pm, Al Fahidi – Deira Old Souq (CR5): 10:00 am – 11:15 pm, Baniyas – Al Seef (CR6): 10:00 am – 00:00 am, Al Seef – Al Fahidi – Dubai Old Souq (CR7): 3:10 pm – 10:55 pm, Dubai Festival City – Dubai Creek Harbor (CR9): 4:00 pm – 11:50 pm, Al Jaddaf – DFC (BM2): 08:00 am – 11:50 pm.

Tourist trips (Roundtrips) from Sheikh Zayed Road Marine Transport Station (TR6): 4:00 pm – 10:15 pm.

Eid al Fitr 2024 holiday dates announced for private sector in UAE

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