There will be new metro or RTA timings from January 2022 on the Dubai essential public transport. The RTA observed New timings from the new year after Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had made an announcement on the updated schedules for facilities and services that it operates.
The announcement was made by the RTA on December 26. Here is all you need to know about the announcement.
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On December 7, UAE announced that it will transition to a
four-and-a-half-day working week, with Friday afternoon, Saturday, and Sunday forming the new weekend for all federal government departments. The decision will come into effect January 1, 2022. Subsequently, several other government departments, banks as well as some private sector companies have announced updated timings, in line with the weekend change. When will the new public transport timings comes into effect?
As per the RTA’s announcement, the implementation of the new official working system shall begin on
Monday, January 3, 2022.
Below tables is an updated list of New Metro or RTA Timings: (Updated)
Customer Happiness Centers
From 8 am to 7:30 pm
Monday to Thursday
From 8 am to 12 noon
Saturday and Sunday
Full time, as is currently the case
Sunday to Thursday
From 4 pm to 9 pm
Monday to Saturday
From 6 am to 1 am (from the next day)
From 9 am to 1 am (from the next day)
Dubai Metro: Green Line and Red Line
Monday to Thursday
From 5 am to 1:15 am (from the next day)
Friday & Saturday
From 5 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. (from the next day)
From 8 am to 1:15 am (from the next day)
Public transport buses
Bus operating hours per day according to the bus scheduling system.
The current system will be in effect until further notice, as public parking will be free on Fridays and during official holidays.
Closed from Saturday 10 pm to Monday 6 am
The new times are effective as of January 15, 2022