Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officially announced the Eid Al Adha timings of the public transport in the city. During the holiday, the Dubai Metro, public buses, marine transit modes, water taxis and paid parking zones will follow a special schedule.
RTA shared that on October 2nd, 4th and 5th (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) the Dubai Metro will operate from 5.40 a.m. to 2 a.m. However, on October 3rd (Friday), it will receive passengers later, at 10 a.m. but it will again work until 2 a.m. the following morning. During the rest of the Eid holiday, on October 6th and 7th (Monday and Tuesday) the Dubai Metro will operate between 5.30 a.m. until 1 a.m. The metro will also have different timings between October 15th and October 17th. During this period, the Dubai Metro will open for passengers at 5.30 a.m. and it will run until 1 a.m.
Public bus stations in Dubai will work with new timings from October 4th (Saturday) until October 6th (Monday). The subsidiary bus stations of Quoz Industrial, Satwa, Jebel Ali and Quasais will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Main Stations in the city, like Al Ghubaiba and Gold Souk, start working at 5.10 a.m. until midnight (12 a.m.). All other public bus stations will receive passengers between 5.30 a.m. and 11.45 p.m. Nevertheless, Route C01 will run non-stop.
Dubai’s RTA also announced the Eid schedule of the inter-city and commercial buses. Main Stations will operate round-the-clock. However, subsidiary stations, among which are Karama, Union Square, Sabkha and Deira City Center, will work between 5.30 a.m. and 12 a.m. External bus stations will run for 24 hours a day, but the Fujairah station will operate from 6.40 a.m. to 10 p.m. Abu Dhabi bus station will be open for passengers between 5 a.m. and 11.55 p.m., while Ajman station will start working at 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. Hatta bus station, on the other hand, will follow the timing 5.30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Paid Parking Zones
All parking zones in Dubai that are paid will be free to use during the entire Eid Al Adha holiday or between October 3rd (Friday) and October 6th (Monday). Fees will be activated again on October 7th (Tuesday). Only the Fish Market’s parking lot and the multi-level parking terminal. RTA added that all Customers Service Centers in the emirate will also be closed from October 3rd to October 6th.
Marine Transit Modes
On October 3rd and 4th, Marina Station, Dubai Ferry will work from 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., as well as 6.30 p.m. The Water Bus through Al Khor Stations will operate between 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Thursday (October 2nd), while on Friday (October 3rd), it will run between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. The Water Bus as Marina Station will follow the same schedule on Thursday (October 2nd) – from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. However, on Friday (October 3rd), it will run between 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. or midday to midnight.
The Roads and Transport Authority also announced that vehicles testing and registration service will not work on October 4th, 5th and 6th. They will be back on duty on October 7th (Tuesday).