Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai has announced that all paid parking zones will be free on Thursday, a public holiday celebrating the Islamic New Year, except for multi-level parking terminals. Parking fees will be reactivated on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram will operate as usual, keeping their regular operating hours.

In Abu Dhabi, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) at the Department of Transport has announced that surface parking bays will be free of charge starting from Thursday till 7:59am on Saturday.

The ITC urged the public not to park their vehicles in prohibited areas and not to block vehicles or traffic flow. ITC also called on the public to adhere to the regulations regarding the resident permit parking bays from 9pm to 8am.

Furthermore, the department added that all its Customer Service Centres will be closed during the Islamic New Year’s holiday — from Thursday to Saturday — and will resume work on Sunday.