Ramadan 2018: Office, school, park, public transport timings in UAE

Ramadan 2018: Office, school, park, public transport timings in UAE

Dubai - Know about these changes in timings during Ramadan.

By Web Report

Published: Sun 20 May 2018, 1:26 PM

The holy month of Ramadan will begin in UAE on Thursday, May 17. Ramadan is a holy month for the world's nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.
In UAE, the government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for Ramadan. According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, working hours for the public sector employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE, whereas working hours for the private sector have been shortened by two hours.
Parking during Iftar across paid zones in UAE will be free. The paid parking zones in Dubai will be operational from 8am to 6pm and from 8pm to 12am during Ramadan, it was announced on Tuesday. At Tecom, the tariff will apply from 8am to 6pm, while in the multi-level parking lots, the fees will be applicable 24/7 (read detailed report).
Announcing the timings of various services during the holy month, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said that from Saturday to Wednesday, the Metro service will be operational on both the lines from 5am to 12am. On Thursdays, the service will be from 5am to 1am (the next day); and Fridays from 10am to 1am.
Students in UAE will have shorter school days during Ramadan.  The school day will start between 8am to 8.30am and finish between 1pm to 1.30pm, with shorter breaks as required. Schools should ensure that the school timings should not exceed five hours. 

Know about these changes in timings to make Ramadan an easier experience:

Departments/Institutions         Timings for Ramadan
Abu Dhabi 
Federal Authority For Government Human Resources
9am - 2pm
UAE public schools
(Ministry of Education)
- Kindergarten: 8:30am - 12pm
- Cycle 1 (boys): 8am - 12:35pm
- Cycle 1 (girls): 9am - 1:35pm
- Cycle 2 and secondary (boys): 8am - 1:20pm
- Cycle 2 and secondary (girls): 9am - 2:20pm
- Teaching/Administrative staff: 8am - 1pm
Paid parking in Abu Dhabi
Morning 9am - 2pm
Evening 9pm - 2:30am
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs
8am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Office at Dubai Terminal 3 will remain open 24/7
Dubai Municipality

Schools in Dubai
(Knowledge and Human Development Authority)
8am -1pm / 8:30am-1:30pm
(5 hours)
Paid Parking Zones in Dubai
Morning : 8am - 6pm

Evening: 8pm - 12am
Tecom: 8am to 6pm
Multi-level parking lots: Fees will be applicable 24/7
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority
Metro services
Saturday to Wednesday: 5am - 12am
Thursdays: 5am to 1am (the next day)
Fridays: 10am to 1am (the next day)

Tram services
Saturday to Thursday: 6:30am to 1:00am(next day)
Friday: 9am to 1am(next day)

Metro link bus stations
Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat - 5am to 12.20am
Bus timings
Main stations: 4.25am to 12.02am
Al Ghubaiba station4:16am to 12.31am.
Sub-stations: 5am to 11.59pm, Route C01 operates 24/7
Al Qusais station: 4.20am to 11.31pm,
Al Quoz industrial station: 6am to 11.35pm
The Jebel Ali station: 5.40am till 11.30pm
Service Provider Centres
- Tasjeel Enoc (Al Qusais, Al Awir, Al Barsha, Al Tawar, and Warsan): 9am to 3pm and 8pm to 2am (Saturday to Thursday)
- Hatta and Discovery Gardens: 9am to 3pm
- Jebel Ali 8am to 5pm
- Emarat Shamil (Al Adid, Al Muhaisina, Nad Al Hamar, Al Qusais): 9am to 3pm and from 9pm to 12am
- Wasel (Belhasa, Al Arabi Centre, and Nad Al Hamar): 9am to 3pm and 9pm to 2am
Quick registration: 9am to 5pm and 9pm to 3am
- Al Mumayaz (Aswaaq Al Mizhar, Al Barsha Mall): 9am to 3pm and 8pm to 1am
- Tamam Al Ghandi: 9am to 3pm and 9pm to 2am
Customers' Happiness CentresUmm Al Ramool centre: 9am - 2pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Tawar: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Awir: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Manara: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Deira: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Barsh: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Al Kafaf: 9am - 5pm (Sunday to Thursday)
Dubai parks
Mamzar Park: 8am- 10pm
Mushrif Park/Safa Park: 11am - 10pm
Creek Park - 9am - 10pm (Sunday to Wednesday)
Zabeel Park - 11am - 10pm
Residential parks - 8am - 2am (after midnight)
Sharjah parks
Sharjah National Park & Community park: 8pm - 1am
Al Mahatta Park: 4pm - 1am
Al Safiya Park: 4pm - 1am
Abu Shaghara Park: 4pm - 1am
Al Nahda Park: 4pm - 1am
Green Belt Park (ladies): 4pm - 1am
Sharjah Municipality
9 am - 2 pm
Central Slaughterhouse- Sharjah
6am - 4pm
Public parking services - Sharjah
8am - 12am
Public health services - Sharjah
Morning: 9am - 2pm
Evening: 8:30pm - 11pm
Rent Regulation Department - Sharjah
9am - 5pm

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