Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings of its services covering customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles) during the holiday marking the Prophet’s birthday, Thursday 29th October 2020.
The Service Provider Centres will close on Thursday, 29th October and resume business on Saturday, 31st October. The Customer Happiness Centres will close on Thursday, 29th October and resume business on Sunday 1st November. The Smart Customer Happiness Centres at Umm Ramool, Deira, Al-Barsha, Al-Manara, Al-Kafaf, Al-Tawar, and RTA Head Office will continue operations 24/7 hours as usual.
During the holiday, the Red Line of Dubai Metro will operate from 05:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day), the Green Line of Dubai Metro will operate from 05:30 am to 01:00 am (of the following day), and the Dubai Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).
The Public Buses (Dubai Bus) will operate during the holiday as follows: Main Stations (including Gold Souq Station) will operate from 04:25 am to 00:29 am (past midnight). Al-Ghubaiba Station from 04:14 am to 00:58 am (past midnight). Sub-stations (including Satwa Station) will start from 04:45 am to 11:00 pm except for Route C01 which will be operating around-the-clock from Satwa. Al-Qusais Station from 04:31 am to 00:08 am (past midnight). Al Quoz Industrial Station from 05:05 am to 11:35 pm, and Jebel Ali Station from 04:58 am to 11:30 pm.
The Metro Link Bus Service at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be in service from 05:00 am to 00:10 am (past midnight). (Note: The timing of all Metro Link services is synchronised with the metro timetables.
The Inter-city Bus and Commercial Coaches will be operating as follows: Subsidiary stations, from the Union Square to Sharjah, 06:35 am to 01:05 (of the following day), from Abu Hail to Sharjah 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. From Union Square to Ajman 4:25 am to 11: 00 pm and from Etisalat to Ajman 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.
The Marine Transport will operate as follows: The Water Bus will operate at Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) from 12:00 (noon) up to 12:00 (midnight).
The Traditional Abra will operate at Dubai Creek Stations, (Dubai Old Souq - Baniyas) from 10:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day), Deira Old Souq-Sabkha-Al Fahidi from 10:00 am to 00:30 am (past midnight), and Al Seef-Baniyas Stations from 10:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day). The Air-Conditioned Abras (Al Jaddaf-Dubai Festival City stations) from 08:00 am to 00:00 (midnight). The Ferry will run service at the Dubai Marina Station at 11:00 am 01:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm, and at Al Ghubaiba Station at 11:00 am, 01:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm.
All public parking areas in Dubai, except for multi-level parking terminals, will be for free during the holiday of the Prophet’s birthday, Thursday 29th October.