National Day: Free parking on Sunday, Monday + RTA timings

By Eudore R. Chand

ABU DHABI 29 November 2018: The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi has announced that its parking bays will be free of charge starting Sunday, 2nd December and ending Tuesday, 4th December at 7:59 am, on the occasion of the UAE 47th National Day.

In Dubai, parking will be free on Sunday and Monday too.

ITC urged the public not to park their vehicles in prohibited areas, not to block vehicles or traffic flow, and to adhere to Mawaqif regulations in resident parking bays from 9:00 pm to 8:00 am.

All ITC Customer Service Centres will be closed on the National Day holiday and will resume work on 4th December.

RTA service timing during National Day holidays

All RTA customers’ happiness centres will close during the 47th National Day holidays (from Friday 30 November to Monday 3 December), and work will resume duty on Tuesday 4 December 2018. All paid parking zones will be free during the holiday (2 and 3 December only), except for multi-level parking terminals, and fees will be reactivated on 4 Dec 2018. The smart centres at Umm Al Ramool and RTA’s Head Office will remain open as usual during the said holidays.

During the holiday, Dubai Metro service hours will be as follows:

On Friday 30 Nov, Red Line Metro stations will start operation from 10.00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). On Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 December, the service will run from 05:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). On Monday 3 Dec, the service will be from 05:00 am to 00:00 (midnight).

On Friday 30 Nov, Green Line Metro station will start operation from 10.00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). On Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 December, the service will run from 05:30 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). On Monday 3 Dec, the service time will be from 05:30 am to 00:00 (midnight).

On Friday 30 Nov, Dubai Tram will start operation from 09.00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). From Saturday to Monday, December 1 to 3, the Tram service will run from 06:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).

The service timing of public buses (Dubai Bus) during the holiday will be as follows: Main stations, like Gold Souq Station, will open from 04:25 am to 12:29 am (past midnight), and Al Ghubaiba Station from 04:14 am to 12:33 am (past midnight). Subsidiary stations, such as Satwa, will operate from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm except for Route C01, which will be operating around-the-clock. Al Qusais Bus Station will open 05:00 am to 11:45 pm, Al Qouz Industrial Station will operate from 05:00 am to 11:35 pm and Jebel Ali Station will be offering service from 05:00 am to 11:30 pm.

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Stations of Metro Feeder Buses, such as Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail and Etisalat, will open from 05:00 am to 01:10 am (of the following day). The timing of all metro feeder buses is synchronised with the timing of the metro service.

Inter-city bus stations and commercial buses will operate during the holiday as follows: Main stations like Al Ghubaiba will operate around-the-clock to Sharjah (Jubail), and from 04:30 am to 12:01 am (past midnight) to Abu Dhabi. Subsidiary stations, like Union Square, will operate from 04:30 am to 12:30 am (past midnight). Al Sabkha Station will open from 06:15 am to 00:00 (midnight). Deira City Centre Station will open from 06:07 am to 10:06 pm., Karama Station will open from 06:10 am to 10:10 pm and Al Ahli Club Station will open from 05:55 am to 10:15 pm.

External stations, like Sharjah – Al Taawon, will operate from 05:30 am to 10:00 pm, Ajman Route from 05:00 am to 11:30 pm, Fujairah Route will open from 05:30 am to 09:30 pm and Hatta Route from 06:30 am to 10:30 pm.

The schedules of marine transit services during the holiday will be as follows: The Water Bus will shuttle at marina stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) from 12:00 at noon up to 00:00 (midnight). The Water Taxi will be operating from 09:00 am up to 10:00 pm.

The Dubai Ferry during the holiday will be calling five times at Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina Stations at 11:00 am, 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm. It will be running two services from Al Jaddaf Station to Dubai Water Canal Station at 12:00 pm and 05:35 pm, and two services from Dubai Water Canal Station to Al Jaddaf at 02:05 pm and 07:35 pm. Round trips will be running from Sheikh Zayed Road Station from 06:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight).

During the holidays, the Traditional Abra will operate at the Dubai Creek Stations (Al Ghubaiba, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq, Al Seef), from 10:00 am until 00:00 (midnight). At the Sheikh Zayed Road Station, the Abra service will be running from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

The Electric Abra will be operating at Burj Khalifa from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at Al Mamzar from 02:00 pm to 00:00 midnight (on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and holidays). From Palace Hotel Station to Dubai Mall Station from 12:00 midday to 11:30 pm. At Burj Plaza Station (swapping) from 12:00 midday to 11:30 pm, and at the Global Village Station from 04:00 pm to 00:00 midnight.

Air-conditioned abras (Al Jaddaf, Dubai Festival city) will operate during the holiday as follow: From 07:00 am to 00:00 (midnight), and from 09:00 am to 01:00 (of the following day) on Friday only.

All service provider centres as well vehicle registration centres will be closed on the 47th National Day holidays (from Friday 30 Nov to Monday 3 December) and will resume business on Tuesday 4 Dec 2018.



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