Dubai: The Dubai Metro will run an extra hour until 1am on July 28-30 for the Eid break, officials said.
Meanwhile, all paid parking lots in Dubai — except in the Fish Market and multi-storey parking buildings — will be free of charge from July 27 to August 1. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Wednesday announced the timings of its different services during the Eid holiday for its customer service centres, car parks, public transport, driving institutes and vehicle testing centres.
Ahmad Mahboob, director of customer service at RTA, said the customer service centres will be off duty during the Eid holiday from July 27 and will resume duty on August 3.
Regarding the Metro service, Mahboob said: “From July 28 to 30 July, the stations on the Red Line will open from 5.30am-1am (the following day), and the Green Line stations will open from 5.50am to 1am (the following day).”
Meanwhile, the vehicle testing and registration centres will be closed from July 27-30, resuming work on July 31.
However, public buses will continue to run through the break with modified timings. Most main stations, such as Gold Souq and al Ghubaiba, will be open from around 5.10am to around 12am.
Subsidiary stations, such as Al Ghusais, Satwa, and Al Quoz, will be open 5.30am-11.45pm, except for Route C01 which will operate round the clock. Metro feeder stations, such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Abu Hail, Etisalat, and Burj Khalifa, will provide services from 5.15am-12.15am. More details are expected to be updated through the RTA’s website (rta.ae) and Facebook page (facebook.com/rtadubai). The RTA is also posting some Eid schedules on its Twitter handle (@RTA_Dubai). Users can also search for the timings using the hashtag ‘#RTA #EidHolidays’.
Mahboob said some commercial transport and inter-city bus services will run 24 hours a day. Others will operate between 5.30am to 9.30pm or midnight. Also running with special Eid timings will be the Water Bus and Water Taxi in Dubai Creek.