Good news for those of us staying in Dubai over Eid…

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) have announced that all paid parking zones will be free to use for five 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 Friday August 9 (as normal) and continue right through until Tuesday August 13. Paid parking will be re-activated on Wednesday August 14, 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

Saturday August 10 to Tuesday August 13 – from 5am to 2am (the following day).

Green Line

Saturday August 10 to Tuesday August 13 – from 5.30am to 2am (the following day).


Friday August 9 – from 9am to 1am (the following day).

Saturday August 10 to Thursday August 15 – from 6am to 1am (the following day).


Dubai’s main bus stations, such as Gold Souq, will operate from 4.25am to 00:59am (the following day), with the Al Ghubaiba Station in service from 4.26am to 00:43am (the following day). Sub-stations, such as Satwa, will start from 5am to 11pm. Route C01, however, will be operating around-the-clock.

Al Qusais Station will run bus service from 4.49am to 12.08am (the following day). 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 (the following day). Timings of the feeder bus service will be in line with the timing of the metro timetables.

The newly opened ferry line between Dubai and Sharjah will operate during Eid Al Adha as follows: From Sharjah Aquarium, the service will run from 2pm to 7pm. At Ghubaiba Station, the service will be at running from 3pm to 8pm.

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