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RTA announces free parking for motorists from December 1-4 during 51st UAE National Day holidays Image Credit: Gulf News

Dubai: Motorists will enjoy free public parking across Dubai, except at multi-level parking terminals, for four days, starting from Thursday, December 1, until Sunday, December 4. Parking tariffs will resume on Monday, December 5.

The Roads and Transport Authority also announced on Tuesday the service timings of public transport on the occasion of the UAE’s 51st National Day.

Dubai Metro

During the holiday, Dubai Metro service will be running on both the Red and Green Lines from Wednesday to Saturday (November 30 — December 3) from 5am to 1am (the following day). Both Lines will operate on Sunday, December 4, from 8am to 12 midnight.

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Dubai Tram

Dubai Tram will be in service from 6am to 1am on November 30 to December 3; and from 9am to 1am (the following day) on December 4.

Public buses will operate between December 1 and 4 from 6am to 1am (the following day); while the timing of all Metro Link bus services will be synchronised with the metro timetables.

Intercity Bus 

The Intercity Bus service in operation will be Al Sabkha to Hatta (E16), Al Ghubaiba to Abu Dhabi (E100), Ibn Battuta to Abu Dhabi (E101), Ibn Battuta to Al Musaffah (E102), Al Ghubaiba to Al Ain (E201), Union Station to Al Jubail Sharjah (E303), Al Ghubaiba to Al Jubail Sharjah (E306), Deira City Centre to Al Jubail Sharjah (E307), Abu Hail to Al Jubail Sharjah (E307A), Etisalat Station to Muwaileh, Sharjah (E315), Union Station to Ajman (E400), Etisalat Station to Ajman (E411) and Union Station to Fujairah (E700).

Marine Transport

Marine Transport services will operate during the holiday as follows: The Water Bus: Dubai Marina (BM1): Marina Mall-Marina Walk from 11:00 am to 11:40 pm, Marina Promenade-Marina Mall from 01:55 pm to 10:40 pm, Marina Terrace-Marina Walk from 02:00 pm to 10:45 pm, full tour from 04:50 pm to 10:20 pm and Marina Mall-Blue Waters (BM3) from 04:15 pm to 11:45 pm.

Abras: Abras will be operating during the holiday as follows: Dubai Old Souk – Baniyas (CR3) from 10:00 am to 11:35 pm, Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha (CR4) from 10:00 am to 11:55 pm, Al Fahidi-Deira Old Souk (CR5) from 10:00 am to 11:55 pm, Baniyas – Al Seef (CR6) from 10:00 am to 12:20 am (of the following day) and Dubai Old Souk – Al Fahidi – Al Seef (CR7) from 3:10 pm to 11:05 pm.

Dubai Festival City-Dubai Creek Harbour (CR9) 04:00 pm – 11:35 pm, Al Marfa Market-Deira Old Souk (CR12) 04:20 pm – 10:50 pm, Al Marfa Market-Deira Old Souk (CR13) 04:05 pm – 10:35 pm, Al Jadaf-Dubai Festival City (BM2) 08:00 am-11:50 pm, and tourist trips from Sheikh Zayed Road Station 04:00 pm-11:00 pm (TR6).

Water Taxi: The Water Taxi will be operating on-demand service from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm, and clients need to make a prior booking.

Dubai Ferry: Al Ghubaiba-Marina Mall (and vice versa) (FR1) at 01:00 pm and 06:00 pm, Dubai Water Canal-Al Ghubaiba at 02:20 pm and 07:20 pm, Dubai Water Canal-Marina Mall at 01:50 pm and 06:50 pm, Blue Waters-Al Ghubaiba at 01:20 pm and 06:20 pm, Blue Waters-Marina Mall at 02:50 pm and 07:50 pm, a single tourist journey from Al Ghubaiba (FR3) at 04:30 pm, two tourist journeys from Marina Mall (FR4) at 11:30 am and 04:30 pm and Souk Al Marfa – Al Ghubaiba (CR10) from 06:15 pm to 09:45 pm.