Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 19 August 2019

Ramadan 2019: free parking in Dubai during iftar period

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has announced timings for a variety of services during the holy month

Parking will be free during iftar periods throughout Ramadan in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National 
Parking will be free during iftar periods throughout Ramadan in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National 

Parking fees will be waived during iftar throughout Ramadan in Dubai.

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has announced paid parking hours will be split into two periods, with a two-hour break for iftar during the working week.

Paid parking will apply from Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 6pm, and again from 8pm to midnight. In Tecom, the tariff will apply between 8am and 6pm. But in multi-level car parks, parking will be charged 24/7.

The authority has revised the schedule for a host of services during the holy month, affecting everything from the operating hours of its public buses, metro and tram services to marine transport.

Metro stations on the Red Line will operate Saturday to Wednesday, between 5am and midnight, between 5am on Thursdays to 1am the following day and 10am on Fridays to 1am the following day.

Metro stations on the Green Line will operate Saturday to Wednesday, between 5.30am and midnight, on Thursdays between 5.30am and 1am the following day and on Fridays between 10am and 1am the following day.

Dubai Tram services will run from Saturday to Thursday from 6am to 1am the following day and on Friday from 9am to 1am the following day.

The city’s main bus stations, including Gold Souq, will operate from 4.25am to 00.29am the following day. Al Ghubaiba Station will be in service from 4.16am to 1.01 am the following day.

Timings for other buses, marine transport and customer happiness centres can be found at the RTA website.

Ramadan is expected to begin on May 6 this year.

Updated: April 30, 2019 11:45 AM

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