Free public parking has been announced during Eid Al Adha celebrations in Dubai, with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) also unveiling the timings of its different services during the holiday period.
Timings will be changed for customers’ happiness centers, public car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicles testing and registration centers.
Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, RTA Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said: “Customers’ happiness centers will be off duty during Eid al-Adha holiday from Sunday September 11th and will resume duty on Sunday September 18th 2016.
"All paid parking zones in Dubai will be free of charge except for the parking lots of the Fish Market and the multi-level parking terminal starting from Sunday September 11; fees will be activated on the Saturday, September 17.”
Dubai Metro and Tram timings
Al Marri further stated: "On Thursday September 8, the stations on the Red Line of Dubai Metro will start service at 5.30am (Express Metro Service) and continue up to 2am (on the following day).
"The Green Line will start service at 5.50am and continue up to 2am (on the following day).
"While on Friday September 9, both the Red and Green Lines will start service from 10am up to 2am (on the following day)."
The Red Line will start service from Saturday September 10 from 5.30am up to 2am (on the following day); from Sunday September 11 to Tuesday September 13, services will start at 5.50am up to 2am (on the following day).
From Wednesday September 14, the service will start from 5.30am to 1am (on the following day).
For the Green Line, trom Saturday September 10 to Tuesday September 13, services will commence from 5.50am up to 2am (on the following day).
On Wednesday September 14, the Green Line will start service at 5.50am and continue up to 1am (on the following day).
Al Marri stated: "On Friday September 9, the Dubai Tram will be operational from 9am up to 1am (on the following day), and from Saturday September 10 to Tuesday September 13, it will be operating from 6.30am up to 1am (on the following day)."
Dubai Bus timings
Service hours of Dubai Bus from Saturday September 10 to Monday September 12 will be as follows: main Bus Stations such at Gold Souk, the service will start at 5.20am and end at midnight; Al Ghubaiba will operate from 5am to midnight.
At subsidiary stations, buses will operate at Al Qusais, Satwa from 5am to midnight, and Route C01 will be in operation around-the-clock.
At Al Quoz Industrial Station, buses will operate from 5.30am to 11.30pm, and at Jebel Ali Station from 6am to 10.15pm.
The Metro Stations Feeder Bus Service at Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta Mall, Abu Hail, Etisalat, and Dubai Mall-Burj Khalifa stations will operate from 5.15am to 2.10am (of the following day).
Al Marri continued: “Intercity Buses will be in service as follows: at Main Stations the service will be running around-the-clock to Jubail, Sharjah, while Abu Dhabi-bound service will be from 5am to 12.50am (past midnight).
"Subsidiary Stations such as Union Square will be operating from 5am up to 12.30am (past midnight).
"At Al Sabkha Station, intercity bus service will operate from 6.30am to midnight, and at Deira City Centre Station the service will be from 6.55am up to 10pm.
"Al Karama Station will run from 6.10am up to 10.15pm; Al Ahli Club Station from 7am to 11pm. As for external stations, Al Taawon (Sharjah), the service will run from 7am up to 10.30pm; Al Fujairah Station will be in service from 6.45am to 10.30pm; Ajman Station will offer service from 6am to 11.30pm; and Hatta Station will be operating from 6.30am up to 10.40pm."
Marine transport timings
Explaining the timing of the marine transit modes, Al Marri said: “The Water Bus will be operating at Marina stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace and Marina Promenade) from Saturday September 10 to Thursday September 15 from 10am to 11pm.
"On Friday and public holidays from 12pm up to midnight.
“The daily business hours of the Water Taxi service will be from 9m to 10pm. At Al Ghubaiba Station, the service will run from 10am to 6pm, Dubai Marina Station from 2pm to 10pm, The Palm Jumeirah (Atlantis) from 11am to 7pm, and The Palm Jumeirah (Rexos) from 11am to 7pm."
The Blue Abra (Electric Abra) will be operating at Burj Khalifa area from 6pm to 11.30pm, and at Al Mamzar from 2pm to midnight.
Atlantis Abra will operate from 1pm to 9pm, and the air-condition abra at Al Jaddaf, Dubai Festival City will operate from 7am to 12pm.
The traditional abra at Dubai Creek (Al Ghubaiba, Al Sabkha, Baniyas, and Dubai Old Souk) will offer service from Saturday September 10 to Thursday September 15 from 7am to 10pm, and on Friday and public holidays from 10am to midnight.
“Dubai Ferry will offer scheduled daily services off Al Ghubaiba and Marina Mall Stations starting at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6.30pm.
“As for the working hours of service providers, all centres of partners and service providers will be closed during during Eid Al Adha holiday starting from Saturday September 11 up to Tuesday September 13, and they will be back in service on Wednesday September 14,” concluded Al Marri.