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Ramadan work timings in UAE announced

Official working hours, and opening hours for clinics, transportation and services announced for Ramadan

  • By Jumana Khamis, Nada Altaher, Shafaat Shahbandari
  • Published: 14:49 July 8, 2013
  • Gulf News

Dubai: Official Ramadan working hours for governmental departments, clinics, service centres and transportation have been announced by the authorities.

The Municipality Centers Department of Dubai Municipality and Sharjah Municipality have announced that the working hours for government departments and centers will be from 9am to 2pm. The Abu Dhabi Municipality has also announced the working hours for the public sector will be reduced by two hours and will be from 9am to 3pm.

Public paid parking timings will be from 8am to 1pm, and 7pm to 12am in both Sharjah and Dubai. Paid parking zones at the Fish Market in Dubai will be from 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 11pm, whereas parking areas at Tecom, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, and Knowledge Village will be from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

The Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi has also announced that during the holy month of Ramadan, paid parking timings will begin from 10.30pm to 2.30 am, and from 9am to 4pm. Residents can park free of cost during the hours of iftar, and the longer night prayers (Tarawih prayers) that usually start after 9pm.

Dubai testing and registration centers will operate from Saturday to Thursday on two shifts from 9am to 3pm and from 9pm to midnight at all service providers including Wasel, ENOC, Tasjeel, Tamam Al Kendi, Mumayaz, Shamil, Cars and Al Shirawi testing centres.

The tenancy contract attestation section of the lease regulation department in Sharjah will operate from 9am to 5pm, whereas other contract attestation outlets will be open from 9am and 2pm.

Shorter working hours

Official Ramadan working hours for governmental departments, clinics, service centres and transportation have been announced by the authorities.

Municipality offices

Abu Dhabi Municipality has announced the working hours for the public sector will be reduced by two hours and will be 9am to 3pm. 

Dubai Municipality working hours for government departments and centres will be 9am to 2pm.

Sharjah Municipality working hours for government departments and centres will be from 9am to 2pm.

Paid parking

Abu Dhabi: Paid parking timings will begin 9am to 4pm and 10.30pm to 2.30am.

Residents can park free of cost during the hours of iftar, and the night prayers (Taraweeh prayers) that usually start after 9pm.

Dubai: Public paid parking timings will be from 8am to 1pm, and 7pm to midnight.

Paid parking zones at the Fish Market in Dubai will be 8am to 1pm and 4 to 11pm.

Parking areas at Tecom, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, and Knowledge Village will be 8am to 6pm.

Sharjah Public paid parking timings will be from 8am to 1pm, and 7pm to 12am.

Testing and registration centres

Dubai testing and registration centres will operate from Saturday to Thursday on two shifts 9am to 3pm and 9pm to midnight at all service providers including Wasel, Enoc, Tasjeel, Tamam Al Kendi, Mumayaz, Shamil, Cars and Al Shirawi testing centres.

Tenancy contracts attestation

The tenancy contract attestation section of the lease regulation department in Sharjah will operate 9am to 5pm, whereas other contract attestation outlets will be open 9am and 2pm.

Public sector working hours

Abu Dhabi: 9am to 3pm
Dubai: 9am to 2pm
Sharjah: 9am to 2pm

Public Parks

Jumeirah Beach Park: 7am to 8pm
Al Mamzar Park: 8am to 11pm
Mushrif Park: 11am to 10pm
Zabeel Park, Safa Park: 11am to 11pm
Residential and Pond Parks: 8am to 2am
Creek Park: 9am to 11pm
Sharjah National Park: 8pm to 12.30am

Medical clinics

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain clinics of Al Zafaranah, Al Rowda, Al Mushref, Al Bateen, Al Khaleej, Al Manhal, Khalifa A, Al Shahama, Al Samha, Al Maqta’a, Madinat Mohammad Bin Zayed, Mafraq Dental Centre, Baniyas, Al Nahda, Al Khazna, Al Hili, Al Muwaiji, Zakher, Al Niyadat, Al Maqam, Mezyad and Al Yahar Healthcare Centres 9am to 3pm and 8.30pm to 12.30am.

Abu Dhabi Island Region, Abu Dhabi Dental Centre and Al Dhafra Dental Centre: 8am to 2pm and 8.30pm to 12.30am.

The Airport Clinic, Al Khatem, Remah, Sweihan, Al Hayer and Al Qua’a Healthcare Centres will remain open 24 hours

In Al Ain Eastern Region, Al Shwaib and Al Faqaa: 6pm to midnight

AHS Disease Prevention and Screening Centres from 8am to 2pm (Working Days)

The Abu Dhabi Centre: 8am to 5pm (Working Days), Saturdays: 10am to 4pm.

Dubai Central Laboratory: From 9am to 2pm

Sharjah Clinics: From 9am to 2pm, and 7 to 11pm

Emirate ID centres

Emirates Identity Authority: 9am to 1pm and 12.30 to 5pm (working days).

Dubai bus service

Bus stations at Gold Souk, Al Ghubaiba 1 and 2 and other subsidiary stations like Al Ghusais, Satwa, and Al Quoz
Industrial area: 6am to 12midnight

Jebel Ali station: 10am to 10pm

Feeder bus services (from and to Metro stations) Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa they: 7am to 1am

Feeder service Abu Hail and Etisalat stations: 10am to 10pm

Inter-city transport

Al Ghubaiba: 24 hours (throughout the week)

Al Ittihad Square and Al Sabkha stations: 6am to midnight (throughout the week)

City Centre and Karama stations: 6am to 10pm (throughout the week)

Sharjah and Bur Dubai stations: 24 hours (through the week)

Deira and Abu Dhabi stations: 6am to midnight (through the week)

Hatta station: 5.30am to 9.30pm.

Fujairah and Ajman stations: 6am to 10pm.

Sharjah Transport

Offices will be open 9am to 2pm

Inter-city transport: 6am to 11pm
(Time between trips will be extended from 20 to 30 minutes)

Transport between emirates: 6am to 11pm
(Time between trips will be extended from 30 to 45 minutes)

Dubai Marine Transport

Water Bus: 7am to midnight
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Water Taxi: 10am to midnight

Dubai Ferry: 11am to 10pm

Dubai Metro

Red Line Saturday to Wednesday: 5.30am to midnight
Thursdays: 5.30am to 1am
Fridays: 1pm to 1am

Green Line Saturday to Wednesday: 5.50am to midnight
Thursdays: 5.50am to 1am
Fridays: 1pm to 1am

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