Commuters using Dubai metro at Union station. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News archives

Dubai: Metro and tram in Dubai will operate for extended hours during Eid Holidays, beginning Thursday (June 14), the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced.

Metro will run till 2am and tram will offer services till 1am from Thursday to Monday (June 18).

Marking the Eid holidays, paid parking across the city will be free from Thursday, June 14 the third of Shawwal or the third day of Eid. Paid parking tariff will be reintroduced on the 4th of Shawwal, which is most likely to fall on Monday.

The RTA also announced that all its customer happiness centres will be closed from Thursday till the third of Shawwal.

However, the RTA’s outsourced vehicle testing and registration centres reopen on different days.

Tasjeel, Enoc, Shamil and Emarat will reopen on 4th of Shawwal along with RTA’s customer happiness centres, while Tamam Al Ghandi, Cars, Wasel Belhasa, Speedfit, Al Mumayaz, Sherawi, Quick and Autopal centres will reopen a day early.

Bus and marine services will also see changes in timings for Eid.

Main bus stations like Gold Souq Station will operate from 5:14am to 12:59am and Al Ghubaiba Station from 4:46am to 12:33am.

Subsidiary stations, like Satwa will operate from 5am to 11:59pm except for Route C01, which will be operating around-the-clock.

Al Qusais Bus Station will remain open from 5am to 12 midnight, Al Qouz Industrial Station will operate from 6am to 11pm, while Jebel Ali Station will be offering service from 5am to 11pm.

Intercity buses to Sharjah will be running around-the-clock during Eid holiday from Al Ghubaiba, while buses to Abu Dhabi will operate between 4:40am to 1:05am.

Union Square station will operate from 5am to 12:35am, Al Sabkha station from 6:30am to 12:30am. Deira City Centre station from 6:55am to 10:34pm, Karama station from 7am to 10:10pm and Al Ahli Club station from 7am to 11pm.

External stations like Sharjah Al Tawwun will operate from 5:30am to 10:30pm, Fujairah from 5:30am to 9:30pm, Ajman from 5am to 11:30pm and Hatta from 6:29am to 10:35pm.

The RTA’s marine services including water buses, taxis, ferries and abras will operate unchanged.