Free parking for Hijri New Year public holiday

Metro timings will also be changed this Thursday September 13

The public holiday for Hijri New Year is coming on Thursday September 13, bringing us a brilliant long weekend. The hottest spots in Dubai are sure to be buzzing, but to make life easier, parking will be completely free.

RTA has announced that all paid parking zones will be free of charge for drivers to use, except for multi-level parking terminals. A few more dirhams in our pockets is fine by us.

The fees will be reactivated on Saturday September 15.

As for those who prefer to travel via metro, the Red Line of Dubai Metro will start running from 5am all the way until 1am the following day, while the Green Line stations will start at 5.30am and will continue to operate until 1am.

Al Qusais Bus Station will open 5am to 11.45pm, Al Qouz Industrial Station will operate from 5am to 11.35pm while the Jebel Ali Station will be offering services from 5am to 11.30pm.

The Dubai Tram will operate from 6am up to 1am as well. This is definitely the time for some late night shopping or eating.

Bus timings will also change over the public holiday, with the Gold Souk Station open from 4.25am to 12.29am, along with buses running at Al Ghubaiba Station from 4.14am until 12.33am.

Public transport time changes will only apply for the public holiday, so expect everything to go back to normal on Friday September 14.

You can check out all of the time changes over at rta.ae for more information.

But where to go? Well, Dubai World Trade Centre will be showing world-wide hit show Shadowland from Thursday September 13 until Saturday 15.

On Friday, Time Out Dubai will be hosting its second huge brunch club event at Brothaus Bakery-Bistro. It’s definitely worth checking out.

It’s going to be brilliant long weekend.

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