Free parking in Dubai for the festive weekend


By Mohammed N Al Khan

Parking in Dubai will be free on Sunday and Monday – except at the fish market and in multi-storey car parks – in celebration of National Day.

Dubai Metro
Dubai Metro

“The Dubai Metro will start running at 5.50am and continue until midnight in the holiday period,” said Dr Aysha Al Busmait, director of the Roads and Transport Authority’s marketing and corporate communication.

“The express Metro service will also be operational as normal starting at 5.30am.”

Buses from main stations such as the Gold Souq and Al Ghubaiba, and subsidiary stations such as Al Satwa, Al Qusais, Al Quoz Industrial and Jebel Ali will start at 6am and continue until midnight throughout the week. More info