All you need to know to Schedule your Timings, this Ramadan
While you count the hours of Ramadan coming and gear up for the dawn-to-dusk fasting, here are the timings for Parking, Public Transport, Malls and Food Courts.
Public Transport Timings
RTA has announced changes to the business hours of all its services during Ramadan.
Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram
You don’t have to pay a single buck or Dirham while parking during Iftar time in Dubai. Yes, it’s free across the country. You only need to pay if you park your vehicle from 8 am to 6 pm and from 8 pm to midnight during the Holy Month of Ramadan. At Tecom, the tariff will apply from 8 am to 6 pm, while in the multi-level parking lots; fees will be applicable 24/7.
Mall and Food Courts Timings
Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira will be open for 16 hours, from 10 am to 2 am. However, in City Centre Mirdif, food and beverage outlets will be open until 3 am throughout Ramadan. During the last 10 days of Ramadan and then Eid, the same will be applicable in City Centre Deira with food and beverage outlets being open until 3 am. Food courts are open to dine-in during Ramadan for non-fasting residents and children while restaurants can choose to serve food during the day or just after iftar.
Working Hours for Public Sector
In UAE, the working hours of public sector employees will be 5 hours during the holy month of Ramadan. For all ministries and federal agencies, work timings will be 5 hours. Offices will start at 9 am and end at 2 pm, except when the nature of work requires extra hours of operation.
Working Hours for Private Sector
According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the working hours of private sector employees is reduced by 2 hours during the Holy Month of Ramadan.