Hijri New Year 2023: Free public parking timings in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah – Gulf News

Find out the free parking, metro schedule and bus timings in the UAE
Dubai: As part of the Hijri New Year celebrations, the transport authorities in the UAE have announced the times for free parking and extended operating hours for public transport. Here is all you need to know about using public parking during the public holiday.
Abu Dhabi’s Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) announced that public parking will be free on Friday, July, 21. This includes parking at the Musaffah M-18 truck parking lot.
However, ITC reminded motorists to abide by residential parking regulations, and avoid parking in residential bays between 9pm and 8am every day.
Cars passing through Darb road tolls will also not be charged on Friday, July 21.
While ITC customer happiness centres will resume on Saturday, July 22, the authority advised people to reach out to ITC through its website – itc.gov.ae, the ‘Darb’ and ‘Darbi’ apps, the customer support number 800 850 and the Abu Dhabi Taxi services number – 600 535353.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai announced that public parking will be free on Friday, July 21. However, this does not apply to multi-storey car parks. Changes cover Customer Happiness Centres, paid parking zones, public buses, metro, tram, marine transport, and service provider centres (technical testing of vehicles).
Dubai Metro service will be running on both the red and green lines from 05:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day). Dubai Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 01:00 am (of the following day).
The timings of public buses within Dubai on Friday, July 21st, will be from 05:00 am to 12:30 am (of the following day). All metro link bus services will be synchronised with the metro timetables.
Dubai Marina (BM1): Marina Mall – Marina Walk (Vice Versa)  –  12:00 pm-12:11 am (next day)
Marina Promonade – Marina Mall (Vice Versa) – 4:11 pm-11:17 pm
Marina Terrace – Marina Walk (Vice Versa) – 4:08 pm – 11:16 pm
Full Route – 4:08 pm – 10:56 pm
Marina Mall – Bluewaters (BM3) – 4:00 pm-11:40 pm
Based on Demand – 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Reservations must be made before using the Water Taxi
Dubai Old Souq – Baniyas (CR3) – 10:00 am – 11:20 pm
Al Fahidi – Al Sabkha (CR4) – 10:00 am – 11:25 pm
Al Fahidi – Deira Old Souq (CR5) – 10:00 am – 11:25 pm
Baniyas – Al Seef (CR6) –  10:00 am – 11:57 pm
Dubai Festival City – Dubai Creek Harbor (CR9) – 4:00 pm – 11:20 pm
Al Jaddaf – DFC (BM2) – 08:00 am – 11:30 pm
Souk Al Marfa – Dubai Old Souq (CR12) – 4:20 pm – 10:50 pm
Souk Al Marfa – Deira Old Souq (CR13) – 4:05 pm-10:35 pm
Roundtrips in Sheikh Zayed Road Marine transport Station – DWC (TR6) 4:00 pm – 10:15 pm
Al Ghubaiba – Dubai Canal (FR1) – 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Dubai Canal – Al Ghubaiba (FR1) – 2:20 PM & 7:20 PM
Dubai canal – Bluewaters (FR2) – 1:50 PM & 6:50 PM
Bluewaters – Dubai Marina Mall (FR2) – 2:50 PM & 7:50 PM
Dubai Marina Mall – Bluewaters (FR2) – 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Bluewaters – Dubai canal (FR2) – 1:15 PM & 6:15 PM
Dubai Marina Roundtrips (FR4)  – 11:30 am & 16:30 pm only 2 trips
Souk Al Marfa- AlGhubaiba(CR10) – 6:15 pm-9:45 pm
According to Sharjah Municipality, Sharjah residents will be able to enjoy free public parking on Thursday, July 20, which is an official holiday for the Hijri New Year.
The exemption from parking fees does not apply to the seven-day paid parking zones, including Fridays and holidays, which can be identified by the blue parking information boards.
The municipality has urged all motorists to use parking spaces properly during the holiday to avoid fines.
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