Dubai Metro, bus Service timings during holiday of 50th UAE National Day

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the timings of its services during the holiday marking Commemoration Day and the 50th UAE National Day. The revised service timing applies to customer happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles). 

Service Provider Centres and Customer Happiness Centres

Service Provider Centres (Technical Testing Centres) and Customer Happiness Centres will be closed from Wednesday 1st December to Friday 3rd December 2021 and will resume business on Saturday 4th December 2021. Customer Happiness Centres will be closed from Wednesday 1st December to Saturday 4th December 2021 and will resume business on Sunday 5th December 2021. The Smart Customer Happiness Centres at Umm Ramool, Deira, Al Barsha, Al Manara, Al Tawar, Al Kafaf, and RTA Head Office will continue service 24/7 as usual. 


During the holiday, the Dubai Metro service will be running on both the Red and Green Lines on Wednesday and Thursday (1st and 2nd December) from 05:00 am to 02:15 am (of the following day). 


Dubai Tram will be in service on both days from 06:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). On Friday (3rd December), the Tram will be operating from 09:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). 

Public Buses

From Wednesday 1st December to Saturday 4th December, the schedule of public buses (Dubai Bus) will be as follows: Main Stations, including Gold Souq Station, from 04:50 am to 01:22 am (of the following day), and Al-Ghubaiba Station from 04:13 am to 12:57 am (of the following day). At Sub-stations, including Satwa Station, the service will run from 04:57 am to 11:00 pm except for Route C01 which will be operating around the clock. Al-Qusais Bus Station will be in service from 04:50 am to 12:04 am (of the following day), Al Quoz Industrial Station from 05:30 am to 11:30 pm, and Jebel Ali Station from 04:58 am to 12:15 (of the following day).

The Metro Link Bus Service at Centre Point, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat will be running during the holiday from 05:00 am to 02:10 am (of the following day). (Note: The timing of all Metro Link services is synchronised with the metro timetables.) 

The Inter-city Bus and Commercial Coaches will be operating during the holiday as follows: Sub Stations, such as Al Ghubaiba, from 06:40 am to 10:20 pm, Union Square from 04:25 am to 12:15 am (of the following day), Deira City Centre from 06:40 am to 11:30 pm, Al Sabkha from 06:30 am to 10:30 pm, Etisalat Metro Station from 06:00 am to 09:00 pm, Abu Hail Metro Station from 06:30 am to 10:35 pm, and Hatta Station from 05:30 am to 09:30 pm. The timing of External Stations will be as follows: Al Jubail Station at Sharjah from 05:30 am to 11:15 pm, and Ajman Station from 04:30 am to 11:00 pm. 

As for Expo2020 Free Bus Rider service from Dubai and other emirates, it will remain the same as it has already been announced by RTA.

Marine Transport

The Marine Transport means will operate as follows: The Water Bus will operate at Dubai Marina BM1, Marina Mall, and Marina Walk stations from 12:00 (noon) up to 11:45 pm. At the Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, and Marina Promenade), the service will be running from 02:00 pm to 10:45 pm. 

Traditional Abra

Traditional Abra will be operating during the holiday as follows: Dubai Old Souq – Baniyas) from 10:00 am to 11:50 pm, Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha, and Al Fahidi-Dubai Old Souq from 10:00 am to 11:45 pm, Baniyas – Al Seef from 10:00 am to 12:20 am (of the following day), Dubai Festival City – Dubai Creek Harbour from 02:00 pm to 09:55 pm, Al Jaddaf-Dubai Festival City from 08:00 am to 11:50 pm, and the tourist services from the Sheikh Zayed Road Station TR6 from 04:00 pm to 11:00 pm and (Dubai Old Souq – Al Fahidi – Al Seef) from 3:15 pm to 11:05 pm.

Water Taxi

The Water Taxi will be operating on-demand from 12:00 midday to 08:00 pm, and clients need to make a prior booking. 


The Ferry will run service during the holiday on the line (Al Ghubaiba- Dubai Water Canal- Marina Mall) at 01:00 pm and 06:00 pm. The Ferry tourist service will run from Al Seef Station 04:30 pm, and the tourist service from Marina will run at 11:30 am and 04:30 pm. 

Free Parking

Except for the multi-level parking terminals, the public parking in Dubai will be free from Wednesday 1st December to Friday 3rd December 2021, and the fees will be reactivated on Saturday 4th December 2021.

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