Parking and public transport during Ramadan – a guide

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Ramadan is expected to begin this weekend and there are some changes in parking and other services that we need to know about.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced times for paid parking and public transport in Ramadan.

Visiting a RTA Customer Happiness Centre (where you can apply for parking permits, pay traffic fines and more)? Umm Al Romool, Al Barsha, Deira and Al Kafaf Centres will open from 9am-2pm. Al Tawar, Al Manara, and Al Awir Centers 9am-5pm.

Parking charges will still apply, but in some zones, they’ll be split into two periods. In zones A, B, C, D, and G, they’ll apply from Saturday to Thursday, 8am-5pm, and 7pm-midnight. At Silicon Oasis (Zone H), Saturday to Thursday, 8am-10pm; Tecom (Zone F), Saturday to Thursday, 8am-6pm and the Fish Market (Zone E) from 8am-11pm daily, Saturday to Friday.

Catching the Metro? Services on the Red Line stations will run from Saturday to Wednesday, 5.30am-midnight; from 5.30am Thursday to 1am the following day and from 10am on Fridays. Green Line stations open at 5.50am.

The Dubai Tram will operate from Saturday to Thursday from 6.30am-1am, and on Friday from 9am-1am the following day.

Main bus stations, like Gold Souq Station, will be in service from 4.25 am-midnight. Subsidiary stations, like Al Satwa, will operate from 4.57 am-11.35 pm. Route C01 (from Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman) will be 24 hours. The timing of all Metro Link buses will match the timing of the metro service.

For more timings (including marine transport, vehicle testing centres and any bus stations not mentioned), visit

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