Dubai announces free parking for January 1, 2020

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Parking bays in Dubai will be free to use on the first day of 2020.

That's according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which added that the parking meters will be reinstated on January 2.

Multi-level parking terminals will remain unchanged.

The authorities have also announced revised timings for the public transport links on Tuesday, December 31, and Wednesday, January 1.

Dubai Metro and Tram

The Red Line will be in operation from 05:00 am on Tuesday to midnight on Wednesday. The Green Line will start service at 05:30 am on Tuesday to midnight on Wednesday.

Dubai Tram will be in service from 06:00 am on Tuesday to 01:00 am on Thursday.

Metro Link

Metro link buses at Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail and Etisalat Stations will be in service on the holiday from 05:00 am to 01:10 am (of the following day). The timing of metro link service goes with the timetable of the metro service.

Public Buses (Dubai Bus)

At main stations, such as Gold Souq, buses will start service on Wednesday from 04:25 am to 00:59 am, and at Ghubaiba from 04:14 am to 00:58 am. At subsidiary stations, such as Satwa, buses will operate from 04:45 am to 11:03 pm, except for Route C01, which will be running around-the-clock. At Al Qusais, the bus service timing will be from 04:31 am to 00:08 am, at Al Quoz Industrial Station from 05:05 am to 11:35 pm, and at Jebel Ali Station from 04:58 am to 11:30 pm.

Intercity

Intercity bus service and commercial buses will be running round-the-clock from Al Ghubaiba to Al Jubail Station, Sharjah, and from 04:36 am to 00:01 am to Abu Dhabi.

External Stations

At external stations, such as Sharjah (Al Taawon) Route, the bus service will start from 05:30 am to 10:00 pm, Ajman Route from 04:30 am to 11:00 pm, Fujairah Route from 05:23 am to 09:39 pm, and Hatta Route from 05:30 am to 09:30 pm.

Marine Transport

On Tuesday, Water Bus at Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) will operate from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. Abra (DC2) will operate from 08:00 am to 02:00 pm. The service from Jaddaf Station to Dubai Water Canal Station will run at 12:15 pm, and from Dubai Water Canal Station to Jaddaf Station will run at 02:10 pm.

On Wednesday, Water Bus at Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, Marina Promenade) will operate from 12:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight). Abra (DC2) will operate from 08:00 am to 09:30 pm. The service from Jaddaf Station to Dubai Water Canal Station will run from 12:15 pm to 05:45 pm, and the service from Dubai Water Canal Station to Jaddaf Station will run from 02:10 pm to 07:40 pm.

The Dubai Ferry will operate at Ghubaiba Station at 11:00 am, 01:00 pm on Tuesday, and at Dubai Marina Station, the service will start at 11:00 am, 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm. From Ghubaiba Station to Sharjah Aquarium Station, the service timing will be from 07:00 am to 05:00 pm.

On Wednesday, Dubai Ferry will operate at Ghubaiba and Marina stations at 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm. From Ghubaiba to Sharjah Aquarium Station, the Ferry service will be from 02:00 pm to 10:30 pm. At Sheikh Zayed Road Station, the Ferry will be in service from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Traditional Abra service will run at Dubai Creek stations (Dubai Old Souq, Baniyas, Seef, Fahidi, Deira Old Souq, Sabkha) from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm on Tuesday, while air-conditioned Abras will run from 01:00 am to 02:00 am (Wednesday). Electric Abra will be in service on Tuesday at the Global Village from 04:00 pm to midnight.

On Wednesday, traditional Abra service will run at Dubai Creek stations (Dubai Old Souq, Baniyas, Seef, Fahidi, Deira Old Souq, Sabkha) from 10:00 am to midnight. At Sheikh Zayed Road Station, the service will be from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Air-Conditioned Abras will run between Jaddaf and Dubai Festival City Stations on this day from 10:00 am to midnight. Electric Abra will be in service at Burj Khalifa from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm, at Al Qasr Hotel Station to Dubai Mall Station from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, and at the Global Village, Baniyas, Dubai Festival City from 04:00 pm to 00:00 midnight.

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