Dubai announces free parking for Eid Al Fitr holidays

Dubai Metro will have extended operating hours during the festival, Roads and Transport Authority announced

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Published: Fri 5 Apr 2024, 1:45 PM

Last updated: Mon 8 Apr 2024, 9:23 PM

All public parking in Dubai – except multi-level parking terminals – will remain free of charge until Friday, April 12 for Eid Al Fitr holidays.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) earlier announced there is no parking charge from Ramadan 29 (Monday) until Shawwal 3. As the crescent moon was not sighted on Monday, the last day of Ramadan is on Tuesday, and Eid Al Fitr will begin on Wednesday, (Shawwal 1).


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Motorists have been enjoying free parking across Dubai since Sunday, April 7 (which is regular no-pay parking day) and this will be extended until Friday (Shawwal 3) – giving them a total of six days of free parking. Tariffs will resume on Shawwal 4 (Saturday).


Metro and Tram timings

RTA also announced that Dubai Metro will have extended operating hours during Eid Al Fitr.

  • Both Red and Green Lines will run on Saturday, April 6, from 5am until 1am (next day)
  • Sunday (April 7) from 8am – 1am (next day)
  • Monday to Saturday (April 8–13) 5am – 1am
  • Sunday (April 14) 8am – 12 midnight

Dubai Tram will operate Monday to Saturday from 6am until 1am; and from 9am to 1am on Sunday, April 14.

Public buses

RTA noted adjustments will also be made to the operating hours of public and intercity buses and commuters are advised to check the S’hail App. Operating hours for marine transport, including water taxi, Dubai Ferry, and abra can also be found on the RTA app

Vehicle testing

Service centres are closed during Eid Al Fitr from Ramadann 29 to Shawwal 3. Work will resume on Shawwal 4. Vehicle testing service will be provided only on Ramadan 29 and Shawwal 3.

All Customer Happiness Centres will be closed during the holidays, except the kiosks or smart customers centres in Umm Ramool, Deira, Barsha, Al Kifaf and RTA head office that will remain operational as usual 24/7.

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