All services on Dubai Metro's Red and Green lines, and Dubai Tram, have been suspended for a minimum of two weeks while sustained efforts to stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue.
Dubai Media Office has announced that, as well as a full, 24-hour extension to the restriction of movement during the undertaking of additional disinfection, the city's principle public transport network will be suspended - initially for a period of two weeks from Sunday April 5, but pending further review and potential extension as deemed necessary.
-Municipality services&public&private service providers involved in garbage collection, sewage management and sanitation— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 4, 2020
-Private&government sector organisations involved in combating (COVID-19)
-Public transport (buses&taxis only; metro and tram service will be suspended)
During the intiative, which has been extended to protect the health and safety of those living in Dubai, movement will be restricted unless for absolutely essential purchases from food outlets (for which only one family member is permitted to leave the house), or for purchasing medicine, seeking medical assistance from healthcare services, or for COVID-19 testing.
Employees in specific sectors are permitted to leave the house to commute to work, depending on their industry. The full list of industries where exceptions apply can be found in our comprehensive article on the expanded remit of the National Disinfection Programme here.
As the entire world is going through a challenging time, for the first time since its launch on 09-09-2009, the #Dubai Metro will temporarily close its doors. #StayHome so everyone can stay safe.@RTA_Dubai pic.twitter.com/NsIEPYP5GE— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 4, 2020