Free parking, extended Metro rides during Eid

RTA to offer shuttle service to Global Village

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timings of various services during Eid Al Adha holidays at customer service centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit modes, driving schools and institutes and vehicles testing and registration centres.

Dr Aysha Al Busmait, director of RTA marketing and corporate communications, said: “All customer service centers will be off during the Eid holidays starting Thursday 25 October and will resume on Monday 29 October. All paid parking zones in Dubai emirate will be free of charge except for the parking of the Fish Market and multi-level parking lot from 25 to 29 October.

“RTA will extend the metro service hours during the ‘Eid in Dubai’ events, which started on October 18 and continue till November 2. On Wednesday, October 24, trains start operation from 5:30am on the Red Line, and at 05:50am on the Green Line, and continue operation up to midnight. On Thursday October 25, the metro will start operations at 5:30am on the Red Line, and 5:50am on the Green Line and continues operation up to 4am on the next day. On the first day of Eid, Friday October 26, both lines will start passenger service at 10am and continue up to 04am. On 27 and 28 October trains will start running at 5:30am on the Red Line, and at 5:50am on the Green Line and both lines will continue operation up to 4am on the next day. From 29 to 31 October, the Red Line will be operating from 5:30am, while the Green Line will be operating from 5:50am and both lines will continue running up to midnight. On November 1, both lines will continue service up to 4am on the next day, and on Friday 2 November, all trains will run from 10am and continue service up to 4am on the next day.

“The timings of public buses during Eid Al Adha holiday will be as follows: In public bus stations, including the main stations such as Gold Souk and Al Ghubaiba, service will start at 6am and continue up to 12midnight throughout the week. In subsidiary stations such as Satwa, Al Qusais, Al Qouz Industrial and Jebel Ali, the service will start at 6am and continue up to 12midnight. In the Metro’s feeder bus stations such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Abu Hail, Etisalat and Burj Khalifa, Thursday’s service will start at 5:50am and continue up to 4am. On October 26, the service will start at 10am and continue up to 4am. On 27 and 28 October, the service will start at 5:50am and continue up to 4am. From October 29 to 31, the metro feeder bus service will start at 5:50am and continue till midnight, whereas on November 1, the service will run from 5:50am up to 4:00am, and on Friday November 2, feeder bus services will start at 10am and continue up to 4:00am 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 Centre and Karama will be on duty from 6am up to 12 midnight. External stations such as Sharjah and 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 6am and continue up to 12midnight throughout the week.

“The working hours of marine transit systems during Eid Al Adha holidays will be as follows: Water Bus from 7am up to 10pm, Ferry Dubai from 9am up to 7pm, and the Water Taxi from 10am up to 3am starting from Thursday and during the first and second Eid days only.

“Driving schools such as the Emirates Driving Institute, Belhasa Driving Centre and Drive Dubai will be off from the first Eid day and resume service on Monday 29 October. Al Ahli Centre will be off during the first Eid day only and resume on Saturday 27 October. Galadari Centre will be off on the 1st and 2nd Eid days and is to resume on the 3rd Eid day.

“All vehicle testing and registration centres will be off starting Thursday and remain closed for three days and will resume on Monday October 29,” said Dr Aysha.

RTA to offer shuttle service to Global Village

Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) will offer shuttle service to Global Village during the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays.

Eisa Abdul Rahman Al Dosari, CEO of Public Transport Agency, said: "During Eid Al Adha holiday, the Agency will open new bus routes for Express Shuttle Buses to lift passengers as part of the plan for traffic management at key locations in support of other mass transport modes namely the Metro, Water Bus and Water Taxi. The Agency will run 23 feeder routes for the metro stations with a total of 108 buses expected to lift around 21,000 passengers during this period.”

The bus route to the Global Village will be activated at the start of the Eid activities as follows: From Ghubaiba Station to the Global Village, and from Etisalat Metro Station to the Global Village will run from 01:00 pm to 01:00 am.

Moreover, The Water Taxi will run day-and-night trips at the Festival City and Marina Mall over the weekend during Eid events. It will also deploy taxis of the Dubai Taxi Corporation and Franchise Companies in coordination with the events’ organizers as needed. The number of daily taxi trips is expected to reach 295 thousand trips made by 7,700 taxicabs representing the total number of the taxi fleet operating in the Emirate of Dubai, added Al Dosari.

Through its agencies & sectors, the RTA is delivering exceptional services during Eids, as well as national & religious events, as it is keen on effectively contributing to the intensive efforts made by all government entities in Dubai to turn these events into a distinctive & memorable experience for visitors, citizens and residents of the Emirate.

The CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency reiterated the readiness of the RTA along with all agencies to team with strategic partners as well as tourist & service departments & agencies and the business community in the Emirate to lend all forms of support to the efforts made during Eid Al Adha holiday in order to raise the prominent standing of Dubai and the UAE profile among nations.

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