Free parking in Dubai for Eid Al-Adha holiday

Plus there are changes to public transport timings

Free parking in Dubai for Eid Al-Adha holiday

There will be free parking across Dubai for the Eid Al-Adha weekend.

All public parking areas in Dubai, except for multi-level parking terminals, will be for free to use during the holiday from Thursday July 31 through Sunday August 2, with fees resuming on Monday August 3.

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority has also announced revised timings for public buses, metro, tram, marine transport and customer happiness centres.

The red line of the metro will run from 5am on Thursday July 30 to 1am (on July 31). Friday hours will be 10am to 1am, and Saturday through Monday 5am until midnight.

The green line will run on Thursday from 5.30am until 1am, Friday from 10am until 1am and Saturday through Monday 5am until midnight.

The Dubai Tram will run on Thurday from 6am until 1am (Friday July 31). On Friday from 9am to 1am, Saturday through Monday 6am until 1am.

Dubai buses from main stations (including Gold Souq) will operate from 4.25am to half past midnight. Al-Ghubaiba Station from 4.13am to 12.57am.

Sub-stations (including Satwa) will start from 4.45 am to 11pm except for Route C01, which runs 24 hours from Satwa. Al-Qusais Station runs from 4.31 am to 12.08am. Al Quoz Industrial Station from 5.05am to 11.35am, and Jebel Ali Station from 4.58 am to 11.30pm.

Metro Link Bus Service at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be in service from 5.00 am to 1.10 am (of the following day).

Intercity buses will run from Union Square from 4.25am to 11pm, and Etisalat Metro Station from 5am to 11pm.

The water bus will operat from Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace and Marina Promenade daily from noon until midnight.

Abras will operate at Dubai Creek stations from Dubai Old Souk to Baniyas from 10am until 1am, and from Old Souk to Sabkha-Al Fahidi from 10am until 12.30am. The Al Seef-Baniyas route will run from 10am until 1am and Al Jaddaf to Dubai Festival City from 8am to midnight.

The ferry between Dubai Marina and Al Ghubaiba runs at 11am, 1pm and 6.30pm with the tourist service starting at 5pm.

Service Provider Centres and Customer Happiness centres will be closed from Thursday July 30 to Sunday August 2 and will reopen on Monday August 3. Smart customer happiness centres at Umm Ramool, Deira, Al-Barsha, Al-Manara, Al-Kafaf, Al-Tawar, and RTA Head Office will continue operation 24 hours a day as usual.

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