By Sima Sami Amari www.ameinfo.com
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the service timings to be observed in customer service centers, paid parking zones, public bus stations, Dubai Metro, marine transit means, driving institutes, and vehicles testing and licensing centers during the holiday of Israa and Miraaj (Ascension of the Prophet – MPBUH).
Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, Director of RTA Marketing and Corporate Communication, said, “All customer service centers will be closed during the Israa (Ascension) holiday; which falls on Sunday 17 June, and will resume duty on Monday 18 June. Paid parking zones in the Emirate of Dubai will be available free of charge on Sunday, except for the parking lot of Deira Fish Market, and the multi-level car parks.”
The Dubai Metro stations will receive passengers during the said holiday as usual on week days i.e. from 05:50 am up to 12:00 pm (midnight). The service timing of public buses (Dubai Bus) will be as follows: Public bus stations (including main stations such as Gold Souk, Al Ghubaiba 1 and 2): from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm. Subsidiary bus stations (such as Satwa, Al Qusais, Al Qouz Industrial) will be open from 06:00 am to 12:00 pm (midnight), and Jebel Ali Bus Station will open from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Bus feeder service for the Metro Stations at Al Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta and Burj Khalifa will offer service from 06:00 am to 12:00 pm (midnight) throughout the week, while in Abu Hail and Etisalat Stations the service will be available from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm. Inter-city bus service will be offered as follows: Main stations (such as Al Ghubaiba) will be operational 24 hours daily, and external stations (such as Meydan and Sabkha) will offer service from 06:00 am to 12:00 pm (midnight), whereas in City Center and Karama Stations buses will start service from 06:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Metro Feeder Bus Stations at Sharjah, Bur Dubai will be operating round-the-clock; Sharjah, Deira, Abu Dhabi will start operation from 06:00 am and continue to 12:00 pm (midnight), Hatta Station will offer service from 05:50 am to 09:30 pm, and Al Fujairah, Ajman routes will start service at 06:00 am and continue up to 10:00 pm. More info