Hijri New Year: Free parking in Dubai; Metro, bus timings announced

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Dubai - With paid parking not activated on Fridays, residents will enjoy two days of free parking.

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Published: Wed 11 Aug 2021, 2:16 AM

Public parking in Dubai will be free on Thursday, August 12, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

Thursday is the official holiday on account of the Islamic Hijri New Year. The free parking is not applicable to multi-level terminals.

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With paid parking not activated on Fridays, residents would enjoy two days of free parking.

The fee will be activated on Saturday, August 14.

Dubai Metro, Tram timings

On Thursday, August 12, the Dubai Metro will operate on both Red and Green lines from 5am to 1am. The Dubai Tram will be in service from 6am to 1am.

Public buses

> At main stations, including Gold Souq, buses will operate from 4.50am to 12.30am

> Al Ghubaiba Station will be in service from 4.15am to 1am

> Sub-stations, including Satwa, will run from 4.30am to 11pm, except for Route C01, which will be operating around the clock

> Al Qusais station will be in service from 4.50am to 12.04am; Al Quoz Industrial station from 5.05am to 11.30pm; and Jebel Ali station from 4.58am to 12.15am

Inter-city buses

> Sub-stations, such as Al Ghubaiba, will operate from 6.40am to 10.20pm.

> Union Square will be open from 4.25am to 12.15am; Etisalat Metro station from 6am to 9pm; Abu Hail from 6.20am to 10.40pm; and Hatta station from 5.30am to 9.30pm.

> Al Jubail station in Sharjah will operate from 5.30am to 11.15pm; and Ajman station from 4.30am to 11pm.

Vehicle testing centres

Service provider centres and customer happiness centres will be closed on the day.

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