Dubai public transport timings announced during UAE Covid-19 Sterilisation Program
Dubai - Suspension of metro, tram services until April 5, 2020 during National Disinfection Programme.
As part of the National Disinfection Program jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior to sterilise all public transport means and facilities until April 5, 2020, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the extension of the suspension of public transit services in Dubai during the extended period of the Program.
The extended National Disinfection Programme runs from 8.00 pm to 6.00 am daily from Sunday March 29 to April 5.
During these hours over this period, all public transport means in Dubai will cease services, and will operate on regular schedules outside those hours such as from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Full operational timetables will be restored by the end of the National Disinfection Programme.
RTA also announced ceasing all marine transport services including Abras, Ferry and Water Taxi, until April 30, 2020 as part of the precautionary measures taken.
During the hours of the National Disinfection Programme, all public transport journeys will start at 07.00 am and end as follows:
The last journey on the Red Line of Dubai Metro will depart at 6:02 pm from Rashidiya Station to UAE Exchange Station, and at 6:02 from UAE Exchange Station to Rashidiya Station.
On the Green Line, the last train will depart from Creek Station to Etisalat Station at 6:13pm, and and the last train departs from Etisalat Station to Creek Station at 6:17pm.
The last intercity bus service will start at 4:00 pm to Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, and 5:00 pm to Ajman and Sharjah.
During the National Disinfection hours, taxi services will be available via Careem and Uber apps and public buses will operate on 13 routes namely: 8, 10, 12, A13, 17, 24, C01, C07, F18, F21, F34, F43 and X23 at a frequency of 30 minutes.
These routes serve 19 public and private hospitals namely:
Rashid Hospital in Oud Metha, Iranian Hospital in Al Wasl, Zulekha Hospital in Al Qusais, Dubai Hospital on Al Khaleej Road Deira, Baraha Hospital in Al Baraha Deira, Latifa Hospital in Al Jadaf NMC Hospital in Al Qusais, American Hospital in Oud Metha, Saudi German Hospital in Al Barsha, and several hospitals in Healthcare City including Emirates Speciality Hospital, Dubai Dental Hospital, BR Medical Suites, Sapphire Day Surgery Centre, American Heart Center, Dr Riadh Hospital, Emirates Integra Medical & Surgery Centre, Medclinic City Hospital, and Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital. During the National Disinfection Programme, the service will be provided to those working in vital sectors specified in the decisions of Health and Interior ministries as well as emergency medical conditions.
RTA calls on public transit riders to cooperate with supervisors deployed at stations, metro and tram carriages and drivers of public buses and taxis. Passengers are also urged to use personal protective equipment while riding public buses or moving around public areas.