52nd Union Day: Dubai Announces Free Parking and Updated Metro, Bus Timings

52nd Union Day: Dubai Announces Free Parking and Updated Metro, Bus Timings

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the working hours for all its services during the 52nd Union Day holiday.

The change in business hours will impact customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transport means, and centres conducting technical inspections of vehicles.

Free parking

Public parking will be free during the Union Day holiday, except for the multi-level parking terminals, from Saturday, December 2-4.

The parking tariff will resume on Tuesday, December 5.

Dubai Metro

From November 30 to December 3, the Red and Green Lines will operate as follows: Thursday – Sunday (November 30– December 3) from 5am to 1am (the next day).

From Monday – Sunday (December 4– December 10) from 5am to 1am (next day), and on Monday and Tuesday (December 11– December 12) from 5am – 1am (next day).

Dubai Tram timings

From November 30– December 12, Dubai Tram will run from Mondays to Saturdays from 6am to 1am the next day, and Sundays from 9am to 1am (the next day).

Public buses (Dubai Bus) timings, route changes

As of December 1-3, (16) bus routes will be redirected on Sheikh Zayed Road (only towards Abu Dhabi), namely: 10, 15, 21, 7, 8, 83, 91, E101, 98E, 96, 95A, 95, 91A, X94, X92, E102 and there will be an expected delay in bus service on these routes during the redirection period from 6:30am to 11:30am, in addition to cancelling some trips due to the impact of road diversions.

The stops of the mentioned bus routes will be closed during the mentioned dates and period.

The services will be normal on all other routes as follows: Mondays to Thursdays from 4:30am to 12:30am (next day) Fridays from 5am to 12:30am (next day)

On Saturdays to Sundays, services will run from 6am to 1am (next day).

The service timing of the metro link bus service will be synchronised with the metro operating times and trips.

Intercity bus routes

Bus Route (E100) was redirected to move from Ibn Battuta Bus Station to head for Abu Dhabi and Bus Route (E102) was redirected to move from Ibn Battuta Bus Station and head for Musaffah Community only from December 1-4.

The services will be normal on all other routes as follows: (E16) from Al Sabkha to Hatta, (E100) from Al Ghubaiba to Abu Dhabi, (E101) from Ibn Battuta to Abu Dhabi, (E102) from Ibn Battuta to Musaffah, (E201) from Al Ghubaiba to Al Ain, (E303) from Union Station to Jubail in Sharjah, (E306) from Al Ghubaiba to Jubail in Sharjah, (E307) from Deira City Centre to Jubail in Sharjah, (E307A) from Abu Hail to Jubail in Sharjah, (E315) from Etisalat Station to Muwaileh in Sharjah, (E400) from Union Station to Ajman, (E411) from Etisalat Station to Ajman and (E700) from Al Ittihad Station to Fujairah.

Marine transport

Water Bus: Dubai Marina (BM1) Marina Mall – Marina Walk 12pm – 11:05pm, Marina Promenade – Marina Mall 3:55pm – 10pm, Marina Terrace – Marina Walk 4pm – 10pm and the full line 3:55pm – 9:40pm.

Water Taxi: Marina Mall – Bluewaters (BM3) from 4:15pm – 11:25pm. The service will be available on demand from 3pm to 11pm. Customers need to book in advance.

Dubai Ferry: Al Ghubaiba – Dubai Water Canal (FR1) 1pm and 6pm, Dubai Water Canal – Al Ghubaiba (FR1) 2:25pm and 7:25pm, Dubai Water Canal – Bluewaters (FR2) 1:50pm and 6:50pm Bluewaters – Marina Mall (FR2) 2:50pm and 7:50pm, Marina Mall – Bluewaters (FR2) 1pm and 6pm, Bluewaters – Dubai Water Canal (FR2) 1:15pm and 6:15pm, tourist trips from Marina Mall (FR4) 11:30am and 4:30pm, Sharjah Aquarium – Al Ghubaiba (FR5) 2pm, 4pm and 6pm, Al Ghubaiba – Sharjah Aquarium (FR5) 3pm, 5pm and 8pm.


Old Dubai Souq – Baniyas (CR3) 10am – 10:45pm, Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha (CR4) 10am – 11:25pm, Al Fahidi – Deira Old Souq (CR5) 10am – 11: 15pm, Baniyas – Al Seef (CR6), 10am – 12 midnight, Al Seef – Al Fahidi – Old Dubai Souk (CR7) 3:10pm – 10:55pm, Dubai Festival City – Dubai Creek Harbor (CR9) 4pm – 11:50pm, Al Jaddaf – Dubai Festival City (BM2) 8am – 11:50 pm, and sightseeing tours of the Dubai Water Canal and Sheikh Zayed Marine Transport Station (TR6) 4pm – 10 :15 pm.

Service provider centres (Vehicle Testing)

Service Provider Centres will be closed from Saturday, December 2. The vehicle technical inspection services will resume on December 4, only in the following centres (Tasjeel Al Twar, AutoPro Satwa, AutoPro Al Mankhool, Tasjeel Al Awir, and Al Yalayis). Halls’ transactions will resume in all centres from Tuesday, December 5.

Customer Happiness Centres

During the holiday, customer happiness centres will be closed. Smart Customer Happiness Centres in Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Kifaf, and RTA’s head office will operate as usual, around the clock.

News Source: Gulf Business

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