All paid parking zones in Dubai will be free of charge except for the parking of the Fish Market and multi-level parking lots from Thursday to Monday, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.
Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication also announced the timing of various services to be delivered during Eid Al Adha holidays at RTA Customer Service Centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit modes, driving schools and institutes, and vehicles testing and registration centers.
“All Customer Service Centres will be off during the Eid holiday starting Thursday and resume duty on Monday,” the official said in a press release on Tuesday.
“All vehicles testing & registration centers will be off starting Thursday and remain closed for three days such that they resume duty on Monday,” she said.
Driving schools and centers, such as the Emirates Driving Institute, Belhasa Driving Center, and Drive Dubai, will be off from the first Eid day and resume service on Monday, the official said.
Al Ahli Center will be off during the first Eid day only and resume duty on
Saturday 27 October. Galadari Center will be off on the 1st and 2nd Eid days and is set to resume duty on the 3rd Eid day.
RTA will extend the metro service hours during the Eid in Dubai events, which started on October 18th and will continue till November 2.
The details of the extended service hours of the metro on the Green and Red Lines, the service timing of the subsidiary public bus stations, the altered timing at the inter-city bus service, the working hours of the marine transit systems during Eid Al Adha are as follows:
From Wednesday, trains start operation from 05:30 am on the Red Line, and at 05:50 am on the Green Line, and continue operation up to midnight. On Thursday, the metro will start operation at 05:30 am on the Red Line, and 05:50 am on the Green Line and continue operation up to 04:00 am on the next day.
On the first day of the Eid, Friday, both lines will start passenger service at 10:00 am and continue service up to 04:00 am. On Saturday and Sunday trains will start running at 05:30 am on the Red Line, and at 05:50 am on the Green Line and both lines will continue operation up to 04:00 am on the next day.
From 29 to 31 October, the Red Line will be operating from 05:30 am, while the Green Line will be operating from 05:50 am and both lines will continue running up to midnight.
On November 1, both lines will continue service up to 04:00 am on the next day, and on Friday 2 November, all trains will offer passenger service from 10:00 am and continue service up to 04:00 am on the next day.
The service timing of public buses during Eid ul-Adha holiday will be as follows: In public bus stations, including Main Stations such as Gold Souk, and Al Ghubaiba Stations, the public bus service will start at 06:00 am and continue up to 12:00 am (midnight) throughout the week.
In Subsidiary Stations, such as Satwa, Al Qusais, Al Qouz Industrial and Jebel Ali Stations, the service will start at 06:00 am and continue up to 12:00 am (midnight). In the Metro Feeder Bus Stations, such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Abu Hail, Etisalat, and Burj Khalifa Stations, tomorrow (Thursday) the service will start at 05:50 am and continue up to 04:00 am.
On October 26, the service will start at 10:00 am and continue up to 04:00 am. On 27, 28 October, the service will start at 05:50 am and continue up to 04:00 am. From October 29 to 31, the metro feeder bus service will start at 05:50 am and continue till midnight, whereas on November 1, the service will run from 05:50 am up to 04:00 am, and on Friday November 2, the feeder bus service will start at 10:00 am and continue up to 04:00 am on the next day.
The timing of the inter-city bus service will be as follows: Main Stations (like Ghubaiba) will remain operational 24 hours a day, while subsidiary stations (such as Sabkha, Union Square, Deira City Center and Karama) will be on duty from 06:00 am up to 12:00 (midnight). External stations (such as Sharjah – Jebel Ali) will be on service round-the-clock during the Eid holidays, while Sharjah (Jubail-Deira), Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Ajman and Hatta services will start service at 06:00 am and continue up to 12:00 (midnight) throughout the week.
The working hours of marine transit systems during Eid ul-Adha holidays will be as follows: Water Bus from 07:00 am up to 10:00 pm, Ferry Dubai from 09:00 am up to 07:00 pm, and the Water Taxi from 10:00 am up to 03:00 am starting from tomorrow (Thursday) and during the first and second Eid days only.
“Setting customer service timings is part of RTA strategy aimed at delivering top quality services at high-class standards of the industry worldwide in a way that meets the needs of all spectrums of the community during Eid ul-Adha holidays,” said Dr. Al Busmait.