New timetables announced for public transport services as of January 3


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After the announcement of the change from weekends to Saturdays and Sundays for federal government entities, many private companies have also followed suit. Due to the change, the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has also updated the timetables for the public transport system including the Dubai Metro.

The new schedules take effect from January 3, 2022.

Public transport

dubai metro schedule

According to RTA’s announcement, Dubai metro schedules, the red and green lines will be in service from Monday to Thursday from 5 a.m. to 1.15 a.m. (the following day). On Friday and Saturday, the metro will operate from 5 a.m. to 2.15 a.m. (the next day). Sunday, the metro will be in service from 8 a.m. to 1.15 a.m. (the next day).

the Dubai Tram hours of service will be Monday to Saturday, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (the next day). On Sunday, it will be operational from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. (the next day).

Dubai Bus will operate Monday through Thursday. From Friday to Sunday, the schedule will be adjusted according to demand.

Public parking

free parking in dubai

The RTA also confirmed that when it comes to public parking, the existing system will remain in place until further notice.

Public parking will be free on Fridays and on public holidays.

Floating bridge

As for the floating bridge, RTA has announced new closing times. The bridge will now be closed from 10 a.m. on Saturday to 6 a.m. on Monday. This will leave sufficient time for maritime activities, tourist boats and bridge maintenance work from February 2, 2022.

RTA office hours

RTA’s opening hours have changed, with working days shifting from Monday to Friday. Working hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. except Friday when the hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Service centers will remain closed on Saturdays and will be open from Sunday to Thursday. On Friday, the center will operate from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The RTA Customer Happiness Centers will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Friday it will open at 8 a.m. and close at 12 p.m. and will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Images: RTA and Getty Images

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