Staying in Dubai just got a little bit sweeter…

If you’re staying in Dubai for Eid Al Fitr, things just got a little bit sweeter as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced that all paid parking zones will be free to use for six days during the Eid break.

This applies to all public parking except for multi-level parking terminals. Free parking in Dubai will be activated on Sunday June 2 until Friday June 7. Paid parking will be re-activated on Saturday June 8, when the usual charging fees resume.

The RTA have also announced that metro and bus timings have been extended during the Eid holidays, too, giving you more freedom to do the things you enjoy during the holidays.

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Here’s the timings…


Red Line

Monday June 3 to Thursday June 6 – from 5am to 2am.

Friday, June 7 – from 10am to 2am and on Saturday, June 8 – from 5am to 2am.

Green Line

Monday June 3 to Thursday June 6 – from 5.30am to 2am

Friday, June 7 – from 10am to 2am and on Saturday, June 8 – from 5.30am to 2am.


The tram will run from Saturday to Thursday from 6am to 1am and on Friday from 9am to 1am.


Dubai’s main bus stations, such as Gold Souq, will operate from 4.25am to 00:29am (past midnight), with the Al Ghubaiba Station in service from 4.14am to 00:58am (past midnight). Sub-stations, such as Satwa, will start from 4.57am to 11.03pm. Route C01, however, will be operating around-the-clock.

Al Qusais Station will run bus service from 4.34am to 12.08am. Al Quoz Industrial Station will be in operation from 5.05am to 11.35pm and Jebel Ali Station will operate from 5am and continue up to 11:22pm.

Metro feeder bus stations at Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be in service from 5am to 2.10am. Timings of the feeder bus service will be in line with the timing of the metro timetables.

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