Abu Dhabi paid parking and public transport timings to change for Ramadan
ABU DHABI // Times for paid parking and public transport in Abu Dhabi will change for Ramadan.
Motorists will be spared Mawaqif parking fees around mosques during taraweeh prayers.
Paid parking times during the holy month will be split into two periods — from 9am until 2pm, and 9pm until 2.30am, according to the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport.
On Thursdays, the second period runs from 9pm until midnight. Parking will be free from 12.01am on Fridays until 8.59am on Saturdays.
Those attending the nightly taraweeh prayers are exempt, provided they do not obstruct the flow of traffic.
Residents-only parking areas for permit holders operate between 9pm and 8am.
Bus services in Abu Dhabi will be suspended during iftar and suhoor.
In Abu Dhabi city, service will be halted from 6pm to 8.30pm and from 2.30am to 5.30am, except for bus number X90.
There will be no bus service in Al Ain and its suburbs from 6pm to 8.30pm and in the Western Region from 6.30pm to 8pm.
The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport’s customer care centres will open from 8am to 4pm from Saturday to Thursday in the Central Market, Electra Street, Muroor Street and Al Falah Street; from 8am to 2pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 8am to 1pm on Thursday at the Etisalat Customer Care Centre; from 8am to 3pm from Sunday to Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties, from 9am to 3pm from Sunday to Thursday at the Dmat headquarters customer care centre; and from 9am to 2pm from Sunday to Thursday at the Customer Care Centres in Traffic Management and Patrols, Unified Permit Centre and Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.