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19 Oct 2021

Service timing during Prophet’s Birthday 1443H

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The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings of its services during the holiday marking the Prophet’s Birthday 1443. The revised service timing applies to customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles). 

Service Provider Centres (Technical Testing Centres) and Customer Happiness Centres will be closed on Thursday 21 October 2021. Service Provider Centres will resume duty on Saturday 23 October 2021, and Customer Happiness Centres will resume duty on Sunday 24 October 2021. The Smart Customer Happiness Centres at Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Manara, Al Kafaf, Al Tawar, and RTA Head Office will continue service 24/7 as usual. 

During the holiday, the Dubai Metro service will be running on both the Red and Green Lines from 05:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day), and the Dubai Tram will be in service from 06:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). 

During the holiday, the schedule of public buses (Dubai Bus) will be as follows: Main Stations, including Gold Souq Station, from 04:50 am to 01:22 am (of the following day), and Al-Ghubaiba Station from 04:13 am to 12:57 am (of the following day). At Sub-stations, including Satwa Station, the service will run from 04:57 am to 11:00 pm except for Route C01 which will be operating around the clock. Al-Qusais Bus Station will be in service from 04:50 am to 12:04 am (of the following day), Al Quoz Industrial Station from 05:30 am to 11:30 pm, and Jebel Ali Station from 04:58 am to 12:15 (of the following day).

The Metro Link Bus Service at Centre Point, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be running during the holiday from 05:00 am to 02:15 am (of the following day). (Note: The timing of all Metro Link services is synchronised with the metro timetables.) 

The Inter-city Bus and Commercial Coaches will be operating during the holiday as follows: Sub Stations, such as Al Ghubaiba, from 06:40 am to 10:20 pm, Union Square from 04:25 am to 12:15 am (of the following day), Etisalat Metro Station from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm, Abu Hail Metro Station from 06:30 am to 10:35 pm, and Hatta Station from 05:30 am to 09:30 pm. The timing of External Stations will be as follows: Al Jubail Station at Sharjah from 05:30 am to 11:15 pm, and Ajman Station from 04:30 am to 11:00 pm. 

As for Expo2020 Free Bus Rider service from Dubai and other emirates, it will remain the same as it has already been announced by RTA.

The Marine Transport means will operate on Thursday 21 October as follows: The Water Bus will operate at Dubai Marina BM1, Marina Mall, and Marina Walk stations from 12:00 (noon) up to 12:00 (midnight). At Marina Promenade, Marina Mall, Marina Terrace, and Marina Walk stations, the service will be running from 02:00 pm to 10:45 pm. 

Traditional Abra will be operating during the holiday at Dubai Creek Stations as follows: Dubai Old Souq – Baniyas CR3 from 10:00 am to 11:50 pm, Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha CR4 and Al Fahidi- Old Deira Souq CR5 from 10:00 am to 11:45 pm, Baniyas – Al Seef CR6 from 10:00 am to 12:20 am (of the following day), Dubai Old Souq – Al Fahidi – Al Seef CR7 from 03:15 pm to 11:05 pm, Al Jaddaf – Dubai Festival City BM2 from 08:00 am to 11:50 pm, Dubai Festival City – Dubai Creek Harbour CR9 from 02:00 pm to 09:55 pm, and the tourist services from the Sheikh Zayed Road Station TR6 from 04:00 pm to 11:00 pm. 

The Ferry will run service during the holiday on the line Al Ghubaiba- Dubai Water Canal- Marina Mall FR1 at 01:00 pm and 06:00 pm. The Ferry tourist service will run from Al Ghubaiba FR3 at 04:30 pm, and the tourist service from Marina FR4 will run at 11:30 am and 04:30 pm. The Water Taxi will operate on demand from 12:00 (noon) to 08:00 pm (clients need to make a prior booking). 

Except for the multi-level parking terminals, the public parking in Dubai will be free on Thursday 21 October. 

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