Ramadan parking, metro timings announced for Dubai

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timing of its services during the holy month of Ramadan for 1438H year spanning customers’ happiness centres, public parking, public buses, metro, tram, marine transit means, and strategic partners’ centres.

Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communication, RTA, said, “Adjusting the service-time aims to improve the level of services delivered by RTA’s  agencies to the public to match with the daily routine during the holy month of Ramadan, which is different from the rest of the year.

“Customers’ happiness centres will be operating from Sunday to Thursday at different times. Umm Al Romool, Al Barsha, Deira and Al Kafaf Centers will open from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm. Al Tawar, Al Manara, and Al Awir Centers will operate from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

“As for paid parking zones in Dubai, the tariff will apply to all car parks (Zone: A, B, C, D, and G) from Saturday to Thursday at two periods: from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm, and from 07:00 pm to 12:00 (midnight).  The tariff will apply to the parking of the Dubai Silicon Oasis (Zone H), Saturday to Thursday, from 08:00 am to 10:00 pm, Tecom (Zone F), Saturday to Thursday, from 08:00 am to 06:00 pm, and Fish Market (Zone E) from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm daily from Saturday to Friday,” added Moaza.

“Public bus main stations, like Gold Souq Station, will open from 04:25 am to 12:00 (midnight) and Al Ghubaiba Station from 04:30 am to 12:00 (midnight). Subsidiary stations, like Al Satwa, will operate from 04:57 am to 11:35 pm, and Route C01 will operate around-the-clock at Satwa. Al Qusais Station will open 04:30 am to 12:00 (midnight), Al Quoz Industrial Station will operate from 05:00 am to 11:30 pm, and Jebel Ali Station will be offering service from 05:00 am to 12:00 (midnight).

“Stations of Metro Link buses, such as Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirate, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa-Dubai Mall, Abu Hail and Etisalat, will open from 05:00 am to 12:20 am (past midnight). The timing of all Metro Link buses will match the timing of the metro service.

“Inter-city bus stations will operate in Ramadan as follows: Main stations like Al Ghubaiba will operate around-the-clock to Sharjah (Jubail), and from 4:30 AM to 12:00 midnight to Abu Dhabi. Subsidiary stations, like Union Square, will operate from 04:35 am to 01:25 am (of the following day). Al Sabkha Station will open from 06:15 am to 01:30 am (of the following day).

Deira City Centre Station will open from 05:35 am to 11:30 pm, Karama Station will open from 06:10 am to 10:20 pm, and Al Ahli Club Station will open from 05:55 am to 10:15 pm . External stations, like Sharjah Al Taawon, will operate from 05:30 am to 10:00 pm, Fujairah Station will open from 05:15 am to 09:30 pm, Hatta Station from 05:30 am to 09:30 pm, and Ajman Station from 04:27 am to 11:00 pm.

“As for the Dubai Metro services, the Red Line stations will run service in Ramadan from Saturday to Wednesday from 05:30 am to 12:00 (midnight). On Thursday, stations will open from 05:30 am to 01:00 am (of the following day) and on Friday from 10:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). There will be no change in the timing of the Express Metro service during Ramadan. The Green Line stations will operate in Ramadan from Saturday to Wednesday from 05:50 am to 12:00 (midnight). On Thursday, stations will operate from 05:50 am to 01:00 am (of the following day) and on Friday from 10:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).

“The Dubai Tram will operate from Saturday to Thursday from 06:30 am to 01:00 am, and on Friday from 09:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).

“The schedules of marine transit services during Ramadan will be as follows: The Water Bus will shuttle in marina stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) from 12:00 at noon up to 12:00 midnight. The Water Taxi will operate from 09:00 am until 10 pm. Dubai Ferry will be calling at Ghubaiba Station at 11:00 am and 06:30 pm. The Ferry will operate from Marina at 11:00 am, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm. From Al Jaddaf Station to Dubai Water Canal Station, the Ferry will be running service at 10:00 am and 05:30 pm and from Dubai Water Canal Station to Al Jaddaf Station at 12:05 at noon and 07:35 pm.

“The timing of Abra during Ramadan will be as follows: Traditional Abra will operating at (Ghubaiba, Baniyas, and Dubai Old Souq), from 10:00 am until 12:00 (midnight).

At Al Jaddaf Station, Dubai Festival City, it will operate from 07:00 am to 12:00 (midnight).

At the Sheikh Zayed Road Station (Dubai Water Canal), it will operate from 08:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day). The Electric Abra will be operating at Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall from 08:00 pm until 11:30 pm, and at Al Mamzar from 08:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day).

“Technical testing centres run by suppliers will offer services in respect of light vehicles during Ramadan in the morning only without prior appointment.

Technical testing services of heavy vehicles will be offered in the morning and evening.

 “The business hours of strategic partners’ centers will be as follows: Tasjeel Enoc (Al Qusais, Al Awir, Al Barsha, Al Tawar and Warsan) from Saturday to Thursday will be open in two shifts. In the morning from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm and in the evening from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day).

Hatta Center will open from 09:00 am to 03:00 pm, and Jebel Ali Centre will open from 08:00 am to 04:00 pm.

Emarat, Shamil, Al-Adid, Wasl, Al-Muhaisna, Nad Al Hamar, Al Jaddaf and Al Arabi Centers will open from Saturday to Thursday on two shifts. In the morning from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm and in the evening from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day).

Quick Registration Centre will also open in two shifts: In the morning from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm and in the evening from 09:00 pm to 03:00 am (of the following day). PAL Garage will open from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm, and Al Shirawi Enterprises Centre will open from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

Al Mumayaz Centre will open from Saturday to Thursday (at Al Mizhar Markets and Al Barsha Mall) on two shifts. In the morning, it will open from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm and in the evening from 09:00 pm to 01:00 am (of the following day).

Tamam Speedfit & Cars Centers will open from Saturday to Thursday on two shifts. In the morning, they will open from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm and in the evening from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day).

Centres that will open on Friday during Ramadan are: Tasjeel Enoc (Al Qusais and Al Barsha) from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day); they will offer VIP Service for processing transactions only. Wasil-Al Arabi Centre will open on Friday from 09:00 pm to 02:00 am (of the following day), and Quick Registration Centre will open from 09:00 pm to 03:00 am (of the following day)

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