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Dubai and Abu Dhabi provide free parking: Eid Al Fitr


With the holy month of Ramzan coming to a close, requirements for the festivals are met. One of the most unique entity introduced this year is free parking in Dubai and Abu Dhabi during Eid Al Fitr. This will be applicable from June 24, Saturday until June 30, Friday.

Saturday’s night scheduled moonsighting committee will determine which day is the first day of Eid (Sunday or Monday). The RTA has confirmed that motorists will be exempted from paid parking in Dubai from Saturday to Tuesday, if Eid falls on Sunday. Paid parking will be reactivated from Wednesday, June 28. However, if Eid falls on Monday, the free parking will last until June 30, Friday.

This liberty is not just it – there are a few other perks include Metro timings for Eid Al Fitr holidays will also be extended until 2 am starting from Thursday, June 22 till Monday, June 26. Tram operations will also be extended until 1 am from Saturday, June 24 to Thursday June 29. All bus services will operate as usual, except on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain route.

Discussing the work hours in the festival, during public holidays, number of government departments have adopted specific Eid timings in order to continue facilitating public services for customers. A few government departments will be open but for shorter operational hours in Abu Dhabi and Dubai both. All customer service centres will remain closed over the Eid break.

For visa and immigration services, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs is offering its services from 9am to 1pm from Monday to Tuesday, if the firswt day of Eid falls on Sunday. However, if Eid begins on Monday, Al Manara Centre and Al Twar new centre will be open from same timings on Sunday and then continued from Tuesday to Thursday.

The external centre at Dubai International Airport at Terminal 3 is open 24 hours all through the week.