February 5, 2023

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Eid al-Fitr: What to know in Dubai

By J.C. | On 05/11/2021 at 5:42 pm | Updated on 05/13/2021 at 10:24 am

Thursday, May 13 was declared the first day of Eid al-Fitr, according to Tuesday night moon observation. Wednesday the 12th will thus be the last and 30th day of Ramadan.

As officials point out, the start of Eid al-Fitr celebrations, which mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, will have many impacts within the country. Here is a quick overview of what you need to know.

First, because of the rules to prevent the spread of Govt 19, meetings are allowed only in small groups with limited access to family, and the manufacture of fireworks is prohibited.


In Dubai, all parking will be free during Eid, except for multi-level parking. They will also be in Sharjah, but only from 1There is to 3Th Eid Day, again with an exception, car parks located in certain zones at this time and usually pay on Fridays (so they are charged). In Abu Dhabi they are completely free.


– The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed changes to the schedule for the opening and closing of buses, maritime shuttle, APRs and its customer delight centers.

COVID-19 testing centers

Screening centers run by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) – such as Al Bada Health Center, Al Ghawaneez Health Center or Dubai Municipal Health Center – are open at regular intervals.

Vaccination centers

Although the screening centers remain open, this does not apply to the vaccination centers at One Central, Al Barsha Hall and Al Dwarin Dialysis Center, which remain closed until today. Hui and will not reopen until May 16th.

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The opening and closing hours of Dubai parks will also be affected by Eid celebrations. You need to check the hours.