The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the working hours for all services during the holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) including customer service centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit means, driving institutes, and vehicles testing and registration.
Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, said all customer service centres would be closed during the holiday marking the Prophet’s birthday on Thursday January 24, and would resume work on Sunday January 27.
All paid parking zones in the emirate of Dubai will be free of charge on Thursday, except for the Fish Market Parking and the Multi-Level Parking lot, and the fees system will be reactivated on Saturday January 26, she added.
“The Dubai Metro stations will continue to receive passengers as per the applicable schedule on week days, that is, from 5.30am on the Red Line, and 5.50am on the Green Line, up to1am (past midnight). The service timing of public buses (Dubai Bus) will be as follows: Public bus stations (including main stations such as Gold Souk, Al Ghubaiba, and subsidiary stations (such as Satwa, Al Qusais, Al Quoz Industrial) will be open from 6am to 12 midnight, and Jebel Ali Bus Station will open from 6am to 10pm. Bus feeder service for the Metro Stations such as Burj Khalifa station will operate from 6am to 1am (past midnight), whereas Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, and Ibn Battuta stations will offer service from 6am to 12 midnight, while in Abu Hail and Etisalat Stations the service will be available from 6am to 10pm.
“Commercial transport and Inter-city bus stations will offer service as follows: Main stations (such as Al Ghubaiba) will be operational 24 hours daily, and subsidiary stations (such as Union Square and Sabkha) will offer service from 6am to 12 midnight. Buses at Deira City Centre and Karama Stations will start service from 6am up to 10pm. External stations such as Jubail-Bur Dubai will be operating round-the-clock; Sharjah (Jubail-Deira) and Abu Dhabi service will start from 6am and continue to 12 midnight, and Ajman and Hatta stations will offer service from 6am up to 10pm.
Al Busmait added that the working hours of the marine transit modes on 24–25 January will be as follows: Water Bus and Water Taxi will be in service from 10am to 12 midnight, and Dubai Ferry will offer service from 9am to 7pm.
"Some driving institutes, such as Emirates Institute, Belhasa Centre, and Dubai International Centre will be off during the holiday. Other centers such as Al Ahli Centre, Galadari Centre and Dubai Centre will be operating on Thursday. However, the timing of registration offices located in shopping centres will be geared to the working hours of those centres.
"Centres offering vehicles testing and registration services will be off on Thursday January 24, and resume work on January 26. The centres are Tamam Vehicle Testing, Shamil Vehicle Testing, ENOC, Mumayyaz Vehicle Testing, Shirawi and Cars,” she said.
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