Free Parking Announced For Eid Al Adha Holidays & Extended Hours For Public transportation

While we know Dubai was more than likely to give free parking for the Eid holiday, as they do for most public holidays, it always comes as good news to hear there is free parking in the city. From Saturday, June 15, to Tuesday, June 18, public parking will be free, except at multi-level parking terminals. This is part of the Eid Al Adha celebrations. Normal parking fees will resume on Wednesday, June 19. RTA has also announced the extension of metro and public transportation timings in Dubai. Keep reading to find out all the details you need to know.

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Extended Metro & Tram Timings

To accommodate the holiday rush, the RTA has announced revised operating hours for the Dubai Metro and Tram:

  • Friday (June 14) & Saturday (June 15): 5 am to 1 am (next day)
  • Sunday (June 16): 8 am to 1 am (next day)
  • Monday to Friday (June 17-21): 5 am to 1 am (next day)

For the Dubai Tram:

  • Saturday: 6 am to 1 am
  • Sunday: 9 am to 1 am
  • Monday to Saturday (June 17-21): 6 am to 1 am

Customer Service During The Holidays

All RTA Customer Happiness Centres will be closed during the Eid Al Adha holidays. However, the kiosks or smart customer centres in Umm Ramool, Deira, Barsha, and Al Kifaf, along with the RTA head office, will remain operational 24/7. Service provider centres will also be closed, but technical testing services will resume on June 18, and public halls will reopen on June 19.

Bus & Marine Transport Schedules

Changes in Bus Routes

  • E100 Bus Route from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station will not operate from June 14 to 18. Riders should use the E101 route from Ibn Battuta Bus Station to Abu Dhabi.
  • E102 Bus Route from Al Jafiliya Bus Station will also be non-operational from June 14 to 18. Passengers can take the same line from Ibn Battuta Bus Station to Mussafah Community.

Marine Transport

For those travelling by water, operating hours for marine transport, including water taxis, Dubai Ferry, and bras, can be checked on the RTA app.

Holiday Schedule

The Dubai government has declared public and private sector holidays for Eid Al Adha from Saturday to Tuesday, with official work resuming on Wednesday, June 19. Eid Mubarak from team Gulf Buzz to you!

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