Learn about the changes in transport schedule on New Year’s Holidays

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The New Year is coming. Only a few days remain until the most grandiose holiday of the year. On this day, people want to be close to their family and friends with a special force. And of course, to get to your relatives, you will need transport.

We bring to your attention the public transport schedule for New Year’s holidays. Please note that there are changes in transport operation.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced changes to the business hours of its entire services during the New Year’s holiday.

We provide you with the information about the work of Dubai metro and tram, Dubai Bus and Sub-stations, vehicle testing & registration centres.

Yousef Al Reda, CEO of RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said, “Customers Happiness Centers would be closed during the New Year’s holiday from Sunday 31st December 2017 and resume duty on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.”

All paid parking zones will be free across the emirate (except for the multi-level parking lots) starting from Sunday 31st December 2017. Parking fees will be reactivated on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

During the holiday, the Dubai Metro working hours will be as follows: From Sunday 31st December 2017, the Red Line metro stations will operate from 05:00 am to 00:00 (midnight) on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. From Sunday 31st December 2017, the Green Line metro stations will operate from 05:30 am to 00:00 (midnight) on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

From Sunday 31st December 2017, the Dubai Tram will operate from 06:00 am up to 01:00 am (of the following day) Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

From 31st December 2017 to 1st Jan 2018, the service timing of public buses (Dubai Bus) will be as follows: Main stations, such as Gold Souq, will operate from 04:25 am up to 00:29 (past midnight). Al Ghubaiba Station will be open from 04:16 am up to 01:00 am (of the following day).

Sub-stations, such as Satwa, will start from 05:00 am to 11:00 pm (except for Route C01, which will operate around-the-clock). Al Qusais Station will run from 04:30 am to 00:00 (midnight), and Al Quoz Industrial Station from 05:00 am to 11:30 pm. At Jebel Ali Station, the service will start at 05:00 am and continue up to 11:30 pm.

Metro link bus stations (Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat) will be in service from 05:00 am to 02:20 am (of the following day). The timing of all metro link bus routes will be synchronised with the scheduled timings of the metro service.

All service provider centres, as well as vehicles testing and registration centres, will be closed during the New Year’s holiday from Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 01 January 2018, and resume business on Tuesday 2 January 2018,” concluded Al Reda.