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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 16 December 2018

Dubai announces free parking and public transport timings for Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr is yet to be announced, but it is thought it will fall on June 15

All public car parks will be free from 29 Ramadan until 3 Shawaal. Sarah Dea / The National
All public car parks will be free from 29 Ramadan until 3 Shawaal. Sarah Dea / The National

Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority has announced timings for free parking over the Eid Al Fitr holiday, as well as holiday timetables for the Metro, bus, boats and tram.

All public car parks will be free, except multi-level parking terminals, from 29 Ramadan, which falls on Thursday, until 3 Shawwal, which could be on either Sunday or Monday. The parking tariff will be re-activated as of 4 Shawwal at 2.39pm.

Eid Al Fitr is yet to be announced, but it is thought it will fall on June 15.

Dubai Metro:

Stations on the Red Line will be operating from 5am on Thursday (June 14), Saturday, Sunday and Monday until 2am the next day. On Friday, it will run from 10am until 2am on Saturday.

The Green Line will be operating from half an hour later, running from 5.30am until 2am on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. On Friday, they will run between 10am and 2am.

Dubai Tram:

Trams will operate from Saturday to Thursday from 6am until 1am the following day, and on Friday from 9am to 1am the following day.

Dubai Bus:

Main stations, such as Gold Souq Station, will open from 5.14am until 12.59am, and Al Ghubaiba Station will be open from 4.46am until 12.33am.

Subsidiary stations, such as Satwa, will operate from 5am to 11.59pm, except on Route C01, which will be operating around the clock.

Al Qusais Bus Station will open from 5am until midnight. Al Quoz Industrial Station will operate from 6am until 11pm and Jebel Ali Station will be offering services from 5am until 11.30pm.

Boats:

The Water Bus will shuttle to and from marina stations from noon until midnight. During the first three Eid days, the Dubai Ferry will be calling at Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina Stations at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 6.30pm. It will be running from Al Jaddaf Station to Dubai Water Canal Station at 12pm and 5.30pm and from Dubai Water Canal Station to Al Jaddaf at 2.05pm and 7.35pm.

Round trips will be running from Sheikh Zayed Road Station from 4pm to midnight.

The Water Taxi will operate a normal service during the first three Eid days from 9am to 10pm.

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