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Dubai: With government departments and offices across the UAE reducing working hours during Ramadan, it is important to plan out any official work you may have scheduled. Here are all the timings for government and private offices, public transport and COVID-19 vaccine and testing centres across the UAE.

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Government sector working hours

According to an announcement by the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR), the official working hours for the public sector will be from 9am to 2pm, except for those whose work nature requires otherwise. 

Private sector working hours

Employees in the private sector working in the mainland will have their work hours reduced by two hours, based on the UAE Labour Law. So, based on the nature of your work and your office timings, you will be working for two hours less. 

Metro, bus, tram, parking timings

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the following timings for its services:

Car parking

Paid parking zone timing will be from ...

Saturday to Thursday

8am to 6pm

8pm to 12 midnight

The fare at Tecom (parking coded F) will be subject to fees from 8am to 6pm.

At the multi-level parking terminals, paid parking is applicable round the clock.

RTA customer happiness centres

Umm Ramool, Al Tawar, Al Manara, Deira, Al Barsha and Al Kafaf Centres

Saturday to Thursday

9am to 5pm

Vehicle testing centres

Tasjeel (Al-Awir, Al-Twar and Warsan)


9am to 3pm

8pm to 12midnight

Hatta Centre 9am to 2pm

Jebel Ali Discovery Garden and City of Arabia Centres - 8am to 5pm

Al Qusais, Al Barsha and Motor City - 8am to 12 midnight.

Dubai Metro timing

Red Line

Saturday to Wednesday

5am to 12 midnight


5am to 1am the following day


10am to 1am the following day.

Green Line

Saturday to Wednesday

5.30am to 12midnight


5.30am to 1am the following day


10am to 1am the following day.

Dubai Tram

Saturday to Thursday

6am to 1am the following day


9am to 1am the following day.

Dubai Bus timings

Gold Souq Station

4.29 am to half past midnight

Al-Ghubaiba Station

4.16am to 1am the following day


4.45am to 11pm

Route C01 (from Satwa to Terminal 3 at Dubai Airport) will be operating around the clock.

Abra timings

Al Fahidi to Al Sabkha and Al Fahidi to Old Deira Souq

Saturday to Thursday

9am to 10.45pm

Abu Dhabi Road toll – Darb

Saturday to Thursday

8am to 10am and 2pm to 4pm

COVID-19 screening centres

These are the timings for the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) screening centres:

Al Nasr Club

8am to 1pm

Mall of Emirates

9am to 3pm

Deira City Centre

9am to 3pm

Al Rashidiya Majlis

8pm to 1am

Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis

8pm to 1am

DHA COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

Sunday to Thursday

9am to 4pm

9pm to 12am

Friday and Saturday

9pm to 12am

(There will be no evening shift during the last 10 days of Ramadan, according to DHA)

School timings

Schools in Dubai will be operating for five hours during the day, while Sharjah schools have been allowed to operate anywhere between three to five hours, while making sure they do not start before 9am.