The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timing of various services to be delivered during Eid Al-Adha holiday covering Customer Service Centers, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, marine transit modes, driving schools & institutes, and vehicles testing & registration centers.
Ms. Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, RTA Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said: “All Customers Service Centers will be closed during the Eid holiday starting from Wednesday 23 September and resume duty on Sunday 27 September. All paid parking zones in Dubai Emirate will be free to use during Eid holiday except for the parking lot at the Fish Market and the multi-level parking terminal as of Wednesday 23 September and fees will be reactivated on Sunday 27 September.
Explaining the timing of the Dubai Metro stations during Eid Al Adha holiday, Al Marri said: “The Dubai Metro Stations on both the Red and Green Lines will operate on Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 September) from 5.50 am up to 2 am (on the following day). The Express Metro service will stop during the Eid holiday i.e. Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 September). On Friday, the metro service will start at 10.00 am and continue up to 2 am (on the following day).
The Dubai Tram will operate on Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30 am up to 1.30 am (on the following day), and on Friday it will operate from 9.00 am up to 1.30 am (on the following day).
Detailing the service timing of public buses during Eid Al-Adha holiday, Wednesday and Thursday (23 and 24 September), Al Marri said: “Public Bus stations including Main Stations such as the Gold Souk, and Al Ghubaiba, will start service at 05:00 am and continue up to 12:00 am (midnight). Subsidiary stations of Satwa, Al Qusais, and Al Quoz Industrial will operate from 5.00 am up to 11.00 pm. The service to Jebel Ali Station will start from 06.00 am until 10.00 pm, and for other stations it will be from 6.00 am until 10.10 pm, except for Route C01 from Satwa, which will be operational round-the-clock.
In the Metro Feeder Bus Stations, such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Abu Hail, Etisalat, Dubai Mall – Burj Khalifa Stations, the service timing will be from 05:15 am to 01:10 am (on the following day) noting that the services of all Metro Feeder Bus Stations will be synchronized with the timing of metro operational hours.
“The timing of inter-city bus service will be as follows: Main Stations (like Ghubaiba) will remain operational 24 hours a day, while subsidiary stations (such as Sabkha, Union Square) will be on duty from 05:30 am up to 12:00 (midnight). Deira City Center and Karama Stations will operate from 6.10 am up to 10.00 pm. External stations such as Sharjah (Jubail) will be on service round-the-clock, while Abu Dhabi station will be operational from 4.15 am to 12.30 am (past midnight). Fujairah station will be running from 5.50 am to 9.00 pm, and Ajman station will be on service from 5.25 am to 10.00 pm while Hatta station will start service from 05:30 am and continue up to 09:30 pm,” elaborated Al Marri.
As for the marine transit modes, working hours, the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communication, said “The working hours of the Water Bus at the Marine Station during the week from 12.00 afternoon up to 12.00 midnight. The Water Taxi will operate from 10.00 am up to 6.00 pm at Al Ghubaiba, from 2.00 pm up to 10.00 pm at the Marina Station, and from 11.00 am up to 7.00 pm at the Palm Jumeirah. The service hours of the electric Abra at Burj Khalifa will be during the holiday from 6.00 pm to 11.30 pm, and at Al Mamzar from 5.00 pm up to 1.00 am (on the following day). The Abra at Atlantis will operate from 1.00 pm up to 9.00 am, and the traditional Abra at Al Khor stations (Al Fahidi, Baniyas, Sabkha, Old Dubai Souk and Al Ghubaiba) will operate on Saturday to Thursday from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm, and on Friday and public holidays from 10.00 am up to 12.00 midnight.
As for the Dubai Ferry services, there will be three scheduled daily trips from Al Ghubaiba Station to the Marina at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm and 6.30 pm. There is a scheduled trip for one hour along the coastal area at 3.00 pm and up to Jumeirah Beach Park at 5.00 pm. Dubai Ferry will operate the Marina station to Al Ghubaiba station at 11.00 am, 1.00 pm, and 6.30 pm in addition to a scheduled trip for one hour nearby Burj Al Arab at 3.00 pm, and nearby Atlantis Hotel at 5.00 pm.
As for vehicles testing and registration centers, all centers of partners, service providers will remain closed during Eid Al Adha holiday starting from Wednesday up to Saturday 26 September, and will resume duty on Sunday 27 September 2015.