Here’s what you need to know about parking and public transport during Ramadan

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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 will open from 9am-2pm. Al Tawar, Al Awir, Al Manara, Deira, Al Barsha and Al Kafaf Centres will stay open 9am-5pm.

Catching the Metro? Services on the Red and Green Line stations will run from Saturday to Wednesday, 5am-midnight; from 5am Thursday to 1am the following day, and from 10am-1am on Fridays.

The Dubai Tram will operate from Saturday to Thursday from 6am-1am, and on Friday from 9am-1am the following day.

Main bus stations, like the Gold Souq Station, will be in service from 4.25am till just after midnight. Subsidiary stations, like Al Satwa, will operate from 4.16 am-00.21am. Metro Link Bus stations at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be in service from 5am to 00.20am. The timing of all Metro Link buses will match the timing of the Metro service. Route C01 (from Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman) will be 24 hours.

For the drivers: Parking charges across Dubai will apply from Saturday to Thursday, from 8am to 6pm, then 8pm to midnight. At Tecom Freezone (Internet City, Media City, Studio City and Knowledge Village), the tariff will apply from 8am-6pm. Multi-storey parking lots won’t be split into two parking periods, so charges will apply round the clock.

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

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