FYI: Free parking in Dubai on Sunday for public holiday
Plus, here’s all you need to know about public transport timings for the day off.
The Roads and Transport Authority has announced that all public parking zones in Dubai will be free of charge on Sunday for the Isra’a Wal Miraaj holiday.
However, you’ll still have to pay for multi-storey parking lots and the Fish Market parking area. Normal parking fees will resume on Monday.
All RTA customer happiness centres will also be closed on Sunday, while service provider centres will be closed on Saturday.
The holiday marks the night that Mohammed (peace be upon him) travelled from Makkah to Jerusalem and then ascended to heaven.
The RTA has also released its public transport timings for the holiday:
Red line stations will operate from 5.30am to midnight.
Green line stations will operate from 5.50am to midnight.
Dubai Tram will run from 6.30am to 1am.
Metro feeder bus stations at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall, Abu Hail and Etisalat will operate from 5am to 12.20am, in line with the metro schedule.
The Gold Souk station will operate from 4.25am to midnight, and Al Ghubaibah station from 4.30am to midnight.
Al Satwa station will be in service from 4.57am to 11.35pm, with line C01 operating for 24 hours.
Al Qusais station will open from 4.30am to midnight, Al Quoz Industrial from 5am to 11.30pm and Jebel Ali from 5am to midnight.
Sharjah station will operate from 5.30am to 10pm, Fujairah from 5.20am to 9.04pm, Ajman from 4.27am to 11pm and Hatta from 5.30am to 9.30pm.
Water bus and water taxi
Dubai Marina water bus stations will operate from midday to midnight.
Water taxis will be in service from 9am to 10pm.
Heritage abra at Dubai Creek stations will operate from 10am to midnight.
The Sheikh Zayed Road station for Dubai Water Canal will operate from 4pm to 11.30pm.
Electric abra at Burj Khalifa will run from 6pm to 11pm, and from 2pm to midnight at Al Mamzar. There will be no service at Atlantis.
The Al Jaddaf air conditioned abra service will run from 7am to midnight.
Ferries will depart from these stations at the following times:
Al Ghubaibah: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm.
Duabi Marina: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 6.30pm.
Al Jaddaf to Water Canal: 10am, midday, 5.30pm.
Water Canal to Al Jaddaf: 12.05pm, 2.05pm, 7.35pm.