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Dubai RTA Announces Free Parking and Service Adjustments

In honour of the Union Day holiday, Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has declared free public parking.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has declared free public parking to celebrate the Union Day holiday. 

The complimentary parking service will be effective from Saturday, December 2, to Monday, December 4, excluding multi-level terminals. Regular parking tariffs will resume on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

Altered Service Hours and Closures Across RTA Services:

The RTA has communicated adjustments in working hours for various services during the Union Day holiday. These modifications will apply to customer happiness centers, public buses, Dubai Metro, paid parking zones and Tram, marine transport means, and service provider centers offering technical inspection of vehicles.

Closure and Resumption of Vehicle Testing Services:

Service provider centers responsible for vehicle testing will be closed starting Saturday, December 2. The technical inspection of vehicles will resume on Monday, December 4, exclusively at specific centers, including Tasjeel Al Twar, AutoPro Satwa, AutoPro Al Mankhool, Tasjeel Al Awir, and Al Yalayis. Normal transactions in all centers are set to resume on Tuesday, December 5.

While most customer happiness centers will remain closed during the holiday, Smart Customer Happiness Centres in Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Kifaf, and RTA’s Head Office will continue their services around the clock.

Revised Operating Hours for Dubai Metro and Tram:

From November 30 to December 12, Dubai Metro’s red and green lines will operate daily from 5 am to 1 am (next day). Similarly, the Tram will run from Monday to Saturday from 6 am to 1 am (next day) and on Sundays from 9 am to 1 am (next day).

Public Bus Route Adjustments:

From December 1 to December 3, specific bus routes will be redirected on Sheikh Zayed Road (towards Abu Dhabi). These adjustments will impact routes 10, 15, 21, 7, 8, 83, 91, E101, 98E, 96, 95A, 95, 91A, X94, X92, E102. 

Passengers should expect delays and potential cancellations between 6:30 am and 11 am due to road diversions, with stops on the mentioned routes closed during this period.

Normal Operating Hours for Public Buses:

On all other routes, bus services will operate as follows:

  • Mondays to Thursdays: 4:30 am to 12:30 am (next day)
  • Fridays: 5 am to 12:30 am (next day)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 6 am to 1 am (next day)

The metro link bus service will align its timing with the Dubai Metro’s operational hours and trips.

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