Here’s a friendly reminder…

Friday, January 7, marks the first working Friday for most of Dubai. If you are working today and travel by public transport, you are probably wondering what the new timings are.

Below is a reminder as per the update given to us by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). You’ll also find the updated timings for RTA offices, RTA’s customer happiness centres, public parking and Floating Bridge.

Public transportation

Dubai Metro

dubai metro timing

According to RTA’s announcement, Dubai Metro timings, both the Red and Green Lines are now in operation from Monday to Thursday from 5am to 1.15am (the following day).

On Friday and Saturday, the metro shall operate from 5am to 2.15am (the following day).

On Sunday, the metro is in service from 8am to 1.15am (the following day).

Dubai Tram

The Dubai Tram service hours are from Monday to Saturday, 6am to 1am (the following day).

On Sunday, it operate from 9am to 1am (the following day).


Dubai Buses operate from Monday to Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, the schedule will be adjusted according to the demand for the service.

Public parking

free parking in dubai

The RTA also confirmed that when it comes to public parking, the existing system will remain in place until further notice is made.

Public parking is free of charge during Friday and public holidays.

Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge now closes from 10am on Saturday to 6am on Monday. This will allow sufficient time for maritime activities, tourist boats and maintenance works of the bridge starting February 2, 2022.

RTA office timings

RTA’s opening hours have changed their working days now working from Monday to Friday. Working hours are from 7.30am to 3.30am except for Friday where the timings are 7.30am to 12am.

The service centres are closed on Saturday and operation hours are from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday, the centre operates from 4pm to 9pm.

RTA customer happiness centres are open from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 7.30pm. On Friday, it opens at 8am and close at 12pm. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Images: RTA and Getty Images