Finding parking in Dubai and other Emirates can be a nightmare if you fail to plan ahead. During the holy month of Ramadan, the Emirates usually adjust the paid parking hours and public transport operational hours to accommodate those who are fasting. Wecashanycar delves into the changes you should expect this Ramadan.
Abu Dhabi paid parking hours
Integrated Transport Centre (Mawaqif) announced that motorists will be allowed to park free of charge from 2pm to 9pm every Saturday to Thursday. Parking on Friday will remain free throughout the Ramadan period.
This means that there will be split paid parking periods between 9am to 2pm and 9pm to 2.30am from Saturday to Wednesday. On Thursdays paid parking hours will apply from 9am to 12 midnight. Motorists can park for free between 2pm and 9pm everyday. On Fridays, parking is free all day.
Further to this, motorists attending the Tarawih prayers will also be permitted to park free of charge if they park around the bays surrounding the mosque. The ITC cautioned motorists from blocking other vehicles and the flow of traffic.
Dubai paid parking hours
Likewise, the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai also announced that the Emirate will also have a split parking schedule between Saturday and Thursday. Parking fees will be charged between 8am-6pm during the day and from 8pm to midnight in the evenings. Free parking will apply as usual on Fridays.
Despite the changes in timing, the parking fees will remain the same with the normal tariffs being applied at multi-level parking lots which will be operational 24 hours daily. If you are parking in Tecom Zone you should expect to pay between 8am to 6pm.
Ramadan customer centre timings
In addition to these changes, the office hours for the RTA will also be affected during Ramadan, thereby affecting services such as vehicle inspection and technical testing centres. You should therefore plan your visit to the RTA within the Ramadan working hours.
Operations of public transport during Ramadan
The Dubai Metro and Tram will also operate at different timings.
Dubai Metro and Tram Ramadan Timings
|Green Line||5.30am-12 midnight||5.30am-1am||10am-1am|
Public buses and marine transport timings will also change and you ought to confirm the correct time before embarking on your journey. Follow wecashanycar blog to stay updated on all traffic news in the UAE.