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Dubai: On Friday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve), Dubai Metro service on both Red and Green Lines will operate from 8am to 12 midnight, and on Saturday, January 1, from 12 midnight until 2:15am the following day.

Dubai Metro will implement the new operating hours on Sunday (January 2) from 8am to 1:15 am the following day.

Except for multi-level parking terminals, all public parking spaces will be free on Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Dubai Tram

Tram services will start on Friday from 9am to midnight; and on Saturday from midnight to 1am the following day. On Sunday, Dubai Tram will have new operating hours, from 9am to 1am the next day.

Dubai Tram
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Public buses

The schedule of public buses on January 1 will be as follows: Main Stations, including Gold Souq Station, from 4.50am to 1.22am; Al Ghubaiba Station from 4.26am to 12:57am the following day. Sub-stations, including Satwa Station, will run from 4.45am to 11.50pm, except for Route C01, which will be operating round the clock. Al Qusais Bus Station will be in service from 4.50am to 12.04am the next day.

The timing of all Metro Link Bus Services at Centrepoint, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat shall be synchronised with the metro timetables.

All inbound trips from Expo Rider Intercity Stations will be suspended at 8pm while all inbound trips from Expo Rider Dubai Stations will stop at 10pm on New Year’s Eve, December 31.

Marine transport

Water Bus service timings on Friday are as follows: Dubai Marina (BM1) Marina Mall-Marina Walk from 12noon to 8pm. Marina Promenade-Marina Mall Terrace-Marina Walk from 2pm to 8pm; Marina Mall-Blue Waters (BM3) from 4.10am to 8pm.

Marine transport in Dubai
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Service provider centres

Technical testing centres will be closed on January 1 and will resume business on January 2. RTA’s Customer Happiness Centres will be closed from Thursday to Sunday and will open for business on January 3. The smart customer happiness centres in Umm Ramool, Al Manara, Deira, Al Barsha and RTA Head Office will continue service 24/7.

Safety reminder

The RTA has urged the public to abide by precautionary measures and wear face masks while using public transport.