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Dubai RTA reveals timings for Ramadan

Times cover all services offered by authority during holy month

NEWS, Business, Dubai RTA, Ramadan

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the timings for its different services during the holy month of Ramadan.

The times cover customer service centres, car parks, public buses, Dubai Metro, marine transit modes, driving institutes, and vehicles testing & registration centres.

Moza Al Murri, director of RTA Marketing & Corporate Communication, said: "Modifying the timings of service delivery aims at improving various services provided by RTA 's agencies to community members to keep up with the daily practices during the holy month which are different from the rest days of the year.

"The customer service centres will deliver services at different times from Sunday to Thursday where Umm Al Ramool, Barsha, Deira and Karama Centers will open from 9am to noon, and Tawar, Manara, Awir and Jumeirah (JBR) centers will open from 9am to 6pm.

"As for the timing of activating the paid parking zones in Dubai Emirate, the fee will be activated in all car parks coded A and B, except the Fish Market and Tecom Zone (Dubai Media City and Internet City), and the Knowledge Village will be, from Saturday to Thursday, from 8am to 1pm, and from 7pm to midnight. The fee will be activated in the Fish Market coded E throughout the week from 8am to 1pm, and from 4pm to 11pm. Tecom and Knowledge Village parking coded E will have the fee system activated from 8am to 6pm from Saturday to Thursday. The fee will remain active in the multi-level parking terminals 24 hours a day," explained Al Murri.

Detailing the timing of the Dubai Bus, she said: "Bus services will be provided throughout the week and public bus stations, such as the main stations of the Gold Souk and Ghubaiba, the service will start at 5.10am and end at 11.50pm, subsidiary stations, such as Al Qusais, Satwa and Quoz, will operate from 5.30am to 11.45pm, Jebel Ali Station will operate from 6am to 9.30pm, and the Metro Feeder Stations, such as Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirate, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa and Etisalat stations, will start business at 5.15 am and close at 12.15 am (after the midnight).

"Commercial transport and inter-city bus services will be operational throughout the week. The service of main stations, such as Ghubaiba, will be provided 24-hours a day, and in subsidiary stations, such as the Union Square, Sabkha, Deira City Center, and Karama, the service will start at 5.30am and continue to midnight. External stations, such as Sharjah (Jubail-Bur Dubai) will be open 24-hours a day, Abu Dhabi Station will operate from 5am to 11.55pm, Hatta station will operate from 5.30am up to 9.30pm, Fujairah station will be open from 5.50am until 9pm, and Ajman station will be open from 5.30am to 9pm," she elaborated.

"As for the metro service timing, all stations on the Red Line will open on Thursday from 5.30am to 1am (following day), on Friday from 1pm to 1am (following day), and from Saturday to Wednesday from 5.30am to midnight. All stations on the Green Line will open on Thursday from 5.50am to 1am (following day), on Friday from 1pm to 1am (following day), and from Saturday to Wednesday from 5.50am to midnight," stated Al Murri.

Explaining the timing of the marine transit modes, Al Murri said: "Water transit means will be operational throughout the week as follows: Water Bus at the Dubai Creek station will operate from 8am to midnight and at the Marina Mall station the service will operate at different timings at noon, 4 pm, 8 pm and midnight. At Ghubaiba and Festival City stations, it will operate from 4pm to midnight. The Dubai Ferry at the Marina Mall will operate from 11am to 5pm, and at 6.30pm, whereas at Gubaiba station it will operate at 11am."

Vehicle Testing & registration services will be available at two periods, from 9am to 3pm, and from 9pm to midnight at the following service providers: Tamam, Wasel (Arabi Center), Enoc, Shamil, Mumayaz, Shirawi, Cars and Tasjeel. Other service providers such as Wasel Vehicles Testing at Jadaf, Enoc at Barsha, Enoc at Tawar, and Quick Vehicles Testing Centres will operate around-the-clock.


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