Metro to run round the clock over the new year

Dubai Metro, New Year's Eve

Dubai Metro will be in operation day and night to help hundreds and thousands of revellers safely see in the new year.

Whether you’re heading Downtown to see the fireworks or seeing the light show in Festival City, you don’t need a car or taxi to get there.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced Red Line metro stations will run from 5am and Green Line stations from 5.30am on Monday (31st December) to 12am on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1st January).

If you are driving, public parking spots are free on 1st January, with parking charges starting again on 2nd January 2019.

Dubai Tram is also putting in a long shift to get us all home, running from 6am New Year’s Eve to 1am on Wednesday, January 2nd.

Metro feeder bus stations (Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat) will synchronise with the Metro’s holiday service and operate from 5am to 00.10am.

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If you need to visit the RTA’s Customer Happiness Centres, they’ll close on 31st December and 1st January. However, the two smart centres at Umm Al Ramool and Head Office of the RTA will stay open round-the-clock. All vehicle testing and registration centres close on January 1st as well.

We’re expecting Dubai Police, Emaar, Dubai Civil Defence, the Roads and Transport Authority to make announcements about parking, traffic and road closures for New Year’s Eve soon.

Timings of public buses and marine transport are also being extended. For full details, see a full rundown on




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