The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority on Wednesday announced public transport timings for New Year’s Eve.
The Dubai Metro, tram, buses and water transport will ply for longer hours to meet the expected rush of passengers on December 31 and January 1.
Red Line & Green Line metro stations- Monday (December 31 from 5 am and 5.30am, respectively), and will run all day on January 1 as well.
Monday, December 31, from 6 am until 1 am on Wednesday, January 2.
RTA’s customer service centres will remain closed on December 31 and January 1. However, the two smart centres at Umm Al Ramool and head office of the RTA will remain open around-the-clock during this period.
All paid parking zones will be free across the emirate (except the multi-level parking lots) on January 1.
The service timing of public buses on January 1 will be as follows:
Gold Souq – 4.25am up to 00.29 (past midnight)
Al Ghubaiba Station – 04:14 am up to 00:33 am (past midnight).
Satwa – 05:00 am to 11:00 pm (except for Route C01, which will operate around-the-clock). Al Qusais Station – 05:00 am to 11:45 pm and at
Al Quoz Industrial Station – 05:00 am to 11:35 pm
Jebel Ali Station – 05:00 am and continue up to 11:30 pm.
Metro feeder bus stations (Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat) will be in service during the holiday from 05:00 am to 00:10 am (past midnight). The timing of all metro feeder bus routes will be synchronised with the scheduled timings of the metro service.
During the holiday, inter-city bus and commercial buses will be operating as follows:
Al Ghubaiba will be operating around-the-clock to Sharjah (Jubail) Station, while Abu Dhabi, service will be running from 04:36 am up to 00:01 am (midnight). Substations, such as Union Square, will be in service from 04:30 am up to 01:25 am (of the following day). Al Sabkha Station will run bus service from 06:15 am to 01:30 am (of the following day), and at Deira City Centre Station the service will start from 05:35 am until 11:30 pm. At Karama Station, the service will start from 06:10 am to 10:10 pm, and Al Ahli Club Station from 05:55 am to 10:15 pm.
External Stations, such as Sharjah’s Al Taawun Route, will run from 05:30 am until 10:00 pm, Ajman Route from 05:00 am until 11:30 pm. Fujairah Route service will run from 05:30 am until 09:30 pm, and Hatta Route from 06:30 am until 10:30 pm.
The Water Bus will run at Marina Stations (Marina Mall, Marina Walk, Marina Terrace, and Marina Promenade) on December 31 from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm. On January 1 from 12:00 (midday) to 00:00 (midnight).
The Dubai Ferry, on December 31, will be calling at Al Ghubaiba Station two times (at 11:00 am and 01:00 pm), and at Dubai Marina Station four times (at 11:00 am, 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm).
The Ferry, on January 1, the Ferry will make four journeys from Al Ghubaiba and Dubai Marina Stations at 01:00 pm, 03:00 pm, 05:00 pm and 06:30 pm. At the Dubai Water Canal Station, the Ferry will make one journey from Jaddaf Station to the Dubai Water Canal Station at 05:30 pm and from the Dubai Water Canal Station to Jaddaf Station at 07:35 pm. At the Sheikh Zayed Road Station, it will make round shuttle journeys from 06:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight).
Abras will be operating on Monday 31 December 2018, as follows: Traditional abra will operate from Dubai Creek Station (Al Ghubaiba, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq and Al Seef) from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm. Electric abra at the Global Village Station will operate from 04:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight) and at Al Mamzar from 05:00 pm to 11:30 pm. The air-conditioned abra will operate at Al Jaddaf and Dubai Festival City stations from 07:00 am up to 08:00 pm, and from 12:30 (past midnight) to 02:00 am (of the following day).
Abras will be operating on Tuesday 01 January 2019, as follows: Traditional abras will be operating from Dubai Creek Stations (Al Ghubaiba, Baniyas, Dubai Old Souq, and Al Seef) from 10:00 am to 00:00 (midnight). Air-conditioned abra will operate at Al Jaddaf and Dubai Festival City stations from 07:00 am to 00:00 (midnight). Electric abras will operate as follows: At Burj Khalifa from 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Al Mamzar from 05:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight) on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and public holidays. At Al Qasr Hotel Station to Dubai Mall Station from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, and at Burj Plaza Station (round trips) from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm. At the Global Village, Al Seef and Baniyas Stations, Electric abras will be operating from 04:00 pm to 00:00 (midnight). At the Sheikh Zayed Road Station, it will operate from 04:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Tuesday 01 January 2019.
All service provider, vehicles testing and registration centres will be closed on January 1 and resume duty on January 2, 2019.