Sharjah paid parking Buhaira Corniche
Paid parking zone in Sharjah's Buhaira Corniche area Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Ramadan is here! And as the work day and school hours change, some adjustments are also made to public service hours in the UAE. From paid parking hours to car testing centre timings, everything might have slightly different timings this Ramadan.

Plan your Ramadan with our handy guide to public service timings.

Abu Dhabi

Mawaqif timings


Monday to Saturday
8am to midnight


Darb toll gate timings

Darb toll gate
Darb toll gate in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: Afra Mubarak Al Nofeli/Gulf News


Morning peak hours
8am to 10am

Evening peak hours
2pm to 4pm


Public bus schedule

Abu Dhabi Express

Monday to Friday
6am to 11pm

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Abu Dhabi Parks opening hours

Monday to Friday
8am to 1am

Saturday-Sunday and official holidays
8am to 2am

Heavy vehicles – change in travel times

On Sunday, March 10, Abu Dhabi Police also announced a change in the travel schedule of trucks and buses transporting workers – with 50 passengers or more.

The movement of these vehicles will be stopped during the morning and evening peak hours, during Ramadan. The timings for the ban on movement are 8 to 10am in the morning and 2 to 4pm in the evening. This is for the cities of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.


Service Providers Centres (Vehicle Testing)


Jebel Ali
Monday to Thursday and Saturday: 7am - 4pm
Friday: 7am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed


Monday to Thursday and Saturday: 8am - 3pm
Friday: 8pm - 12am (midnight)
Sunday: Closed

Tasjeel Al Qusais, Al Barsha, Warsan

Monday to Thursday and Saturday
8am - 12am 

8am - 12pm 
3pm - 12am

Sunday: Closed

Other testing centres:

Al Mutakamela Al Qouz, Wasel Al Jaddaf, Nadd Al Hamar, Tamam Al Kindi, Cars Al Mamazar, Deira, Tasjeel Discovery, Al Mutakamela Al Aweer, Shamil Aded, Muhaisneh, Nadd Al Hamar, Al Qusais, Tajdeed, Wasil Arabian Center, Al Mumayaz Al Barsha, Al Mizhar, Tasjeel Motor City, Arabian City, Al Mutakamela Al Aweer, Quick.

Monday to Thursday and Saturday:
8am to 4pm
8pm to 12am

8am - 12pm
8pm to 12am

Sunday: Closed

Al Yalayis, Tasjeel Al Aweer, Autopro Satwa, Autopro Al Mankhool, Tasjeel Al Twar

Monday to Thursday and Saturday:
8am to 4pm
8pm to 12am

8am to 12pm
8pm to 12am

8am to 4pm
8pm to 12am

Dubai Metro

Image Credit: WAM

No change on the Metro timing schedule

Red Line and Green Line Stations

Monday to Thursday
5am – 12am

5am - 1am (next day)

5am – 12am

8am – 12am

Dubai Tram


No change on the Tram timing schedule

Monday – Thursday
6am - 1am (Next Day)

9am - 1am (Next Day)

RTA Customer Happiness Centres

Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Tawar, Al Manara
From Monday to Thursday

9am to 5pm

9am to 12pm

Smart Customer Happiness Centres of Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Kifaf and RTA’s Headquarters will work round-the-clock as usual.


Tariff is applied to all parking zones

Monday to Saturday
8am to 6pm
8pm to 12am

For Tecom parking zone F
8am to 6pm

Multi-storey car parking operates 24 hours.

Dubai Bus

Monday to Friday
4.30am to 12.30am (Next day)

Saturday to Sunday
6am to 1am (Next day)

Intercity routes

The following intercity routes are in operation:
E16 – From Sabkha to Hatta
E100 - From Al Ghubaiba to Abu Dhabi
E101 – From Ibn Battuta to Abu Dhabi
E102 - FromAl Jafiliya to Al Mussafah Shabia
E201 – From Al Ghubaiba to Al Ain
E303 – From Union to Sharjah, Al Jubail
E306 – From Al Ghubaiba to Sharjah, Al Jubail
E307 – From City Center Deira to Sharjah, Al Jubail
E307A – From Abu Hail to Sharjah, Al Jubail
E315 – From Etisalat to Sharjah, Al Muwailah
E400 – From Union to Ajman
E411 – From Etisalat to Ajman
E700 – From Union to Fujairah


Dubai Abra
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Dubai Old Souq - Baniyas (CR3)
Monday - Thursday: 9am – 11.25pm
Friday: 9am - 12am
Saturday-Sunday: 10am – 12.20am

Al Fahidi - Al Sabkha (CR4)
Monday - Thursday: 9am – 11.25pm
Friday: 9am – 12.30am
Saturday - Sunday: 10am – 12.30am

Al Fahidi - Deira Old Souq (CR5)
Monday - Thursday: 9am – 11.25pm
Friday: 9am – 12.20am
Saturday - Sunday: 10am – 12.30am

Baniyas - Al Seef (CR6)
Monday - Thursday: 9am – 11.20pm
Friday: 9am – 12.15am
Saturday - Sunday: 10am – 12.10am

Al Seef - Al Fahidi - Dubai Old Souq (CR7)
Saturday-Sunday: 4.20pm – 12.15am

Dubai Festival City - Dubai Creek Harbor (CR9)
Saturday - Sunday: 4pm – 11.50pm

Dubai Festival City - Al Jaddaf (CR11)
Monday - Thursday: 8am – 10.50pm
Friday: 8am – 10.50pm

Al Jaddaf - Dubai Festival City (BM2)
8am – 12.20am

Roundtrips in Dubai Water Canal
Sheikh Zayed Road Marine Station (TR6)
4pm – 10.15pm

Water Taxi

Dubai Marina (BM1)
Marina Mall - Marina Walk

Monday - Thursday: 12pm – 12.30am
(Full Route: 4pm – 10.30pm)

Friday - Sunday: 2pm – 12.15am
(Full Route: 4pm – 11.05pm)

Marina Mall - Bluewaters (BM3)

Monday - Thursday: 4pm – 11.15pm
Friday - Sunday: 5pm – 12.15am

Based on demand

3pm – 11pm
Reservations must be made before using the Water Taxi and Friday prayer time.

Dubai Ferry


Al Ghubaiba - Dubai Canal (FR1)
1pm and 8pm

Dubai Canal - Al Ghubaiba (FR1)
2.25pm and 9.25pm

Dubai canal - Bluewaters (FR2):
1.50pm and 8.50pm

Bluewaters - Dubai Marina Mall (FR2):
2.55pm and 9.55pm

Dubai Marina Mall - Bluewaters (FR2):
1pm and 8pm

Bluewaters-Dubai canal (FR2):
1.20pm and 8.20pm

Dubai Marina Roundtrips (FR4)
4.30am and 8.30pm

Sharjah Aquarium - Dubai

Al Ghubaiba (FR5):

8am, 9am, 4.45pm, 8pm

3.15pm, 4.45pm, 7.30pm, 10.30pm

Dubai Al Ghubaiba -Sharjah Aquarium (FR5):

Monday - Thursday
8.45am, 4.00pm, 5.30pm, 10.05pm

4pm, 5.30pm, 8.15pm, 11.25pm


On March 7, the Sharjah Roads and Transportation Authority, in cooperation with the Sharjah Police General Command, announced the implementation of amendments to the timing of truck traffic during Ramadan on the streets of the emirate, with the aim of reducing traffic congestion as a result of the departure of employees and students from schools, and the situation remains as it is without any modifications on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.


Paid parking hours
9am to 1pm
8pm to 12pm

Public parks will be open from 4pm to 1am every day.