Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that public parking will be free in the emirate during the Eid Al Adha holidays.
All public paid parking zones will be free of charge from 9 to 12 of the Islamic month of Dhu Al Hijjah, (corresponding to Saturday, August 10 – Tuesday, August 13), the RTA said.
However, multi-level parking terminals will continue to charge fees during the Eid period, it clarified.
The authority also confirmed that all the service provider centres (vehicle testing) will be closed during Eid holidays from Saturday, August 10 until Tuesday, August 13.
The RTA’s customers’ happiness centres will also be closed during the same period and will resume duty on Wednesday, August 14.
From Saturday, August 10 until Tuesday, August 13, metro stations on the red line will operate from 5am to 2am (of the following day).
Metro stations on the green line will operate from 5.30am to 2am (of the following day).
Dubai Tram will run from 6am to 1am (of the following day) from Saturday to Thursday, and on Friday from 9am to 1am (of the following day).
During the Eid holidays, the main bus stations, such as Gold Souq, will operate from 4.25am to 12.59 am (past midnight), while Al Ghubaiba station will be in service from 4.26am to 12.43am (past midnight).
Sub-stations, such as Satwa, will operate from 5am to 11pm except for Route C01, which will run around-the-clock.
Al Qusais station will run bus services from 4.49am to 12.08am (past midnight), Al Quoz Industrial station will be in operation from 5.05am to 11.35pm and Jebel Ali station will operate from 5am and until 11.22pm.
Metro feeder bus stations at Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be operational from 5am to 2.10am (of the following day). The timing of the feeder bus service will be synchronised with the timing of the metro timetables.
Inter-city bus stations and commercial coaches will operate as follows: Main stations, such as Al Ghubaiba, will operate around-the-clock to Sharjah (Jubail), and the Abu Dhabi service will run from 4.36am up to 12.01am (past midnight).
Substations, such as Union Square, will be in service from 4.30 am up to 1.25 am (of the following day).
Al Sabkha station will run from 6.15am until 1.30am (of the following day), and Deira City Centre station will operate from 5.35am until 11.30pm. Karama station will run bus services from 7am until 10.23 pm and Al Ahli Club station will stay open from 5.55am to 10.15pm.
External stations, such as Sharjah’s Al Taawon, will operate from 5.30am until 10pm, Fujairah station will operate from 5.23am until 9.39pm, Ajman station will stay open from 5.30am until 11pm and Hatta station will be in operation from 5.30am until 9.30pm.
Marine transport timings
The RTA also announced revised timings for marine transit services from Saturday, August 10 until Tuesday, August 13.
The water bus will operate at Marina stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) from 12pm (noon) up to 12am (midnight).
It will operate from Al Jaddaf station to Dubai Water Canal station at 12.40pm, 3.30pm and 6.15pm. The return service will run at 2.05pm, 4.50pm and 7.40pm.
Meanwhile the Dubai ferry will call at Ghubaiba and Marina stations at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6.30pm.
At the Sheikh Zayed Roads station (round journey), it will operate from 4pm to 10pm.
The ferry will also operate the recently inaugurated route to the Aquamarine station in Sharjah from 2pm-7pm and at Al Ghubaiba from 3pm until 8pm.