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New Year’s Eve 2017

The RTA has announced the the Dubai Tram will run continuously throughout the night of 31st December so that revellers around the area are able to travel smoothly before and after the New Year celebrations.

A number of areas around Dubai are going to be very busy and so there is going to be extra public transport laid on to help ease the congestion. 

Taking public transport at New Year can really help to stop the massive traffic jams that have been a feature of Dubai in the past.

The tram will therefore run from the start of service on Sunday 31st December – which is 6am – and will not stop until 1am on Tuesday 2nd January. 

The metro and buses will also be operating for longer hours with the exception being Burj Khalifa Metro station which will be closed from 10pm (you can find further information here).

The Palm Monorail does not generally change its operating hours (it shuts at 10pm) so if you want to travel to Atlantis you will need to get there in good time and possibly get a taxi back.


Dubai Tram Timings for National Day

The RTA has announced the service timings for the Dubai Tram on the occasions of the Prophet Muhammed’s Birthday, Commemoration Day and National Day.

In addition to changes for the Dubai Tram there will also be changes for other means of public transport and customer service centres will be closed.

There will also be free parking for all paid parking zones (except multi storey parking) starting on Thursday 30th November and ending on Sunday 3rd November.

The announcement for the Dubai Tram is as follows:

“On Thursday 30 November 2017, the Dubai Tram will operate from 06:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day). On Friday 01 December, the Tram will operate from 09:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day), and on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December, it will operate from 06:00 am to 1:00 am (of the following day),”

Tram Timings Changed

Dubai Tram will start earlier at 6am during the week.

The RTA has announced that, effective from 1st November 2017, the starting time for Dubai Tram will change by half an hour so that Tram operations will now commence at 6am on weekdays instead of 6.30am.

This will give early risers the opportunity to travel to work a bit earlier than usual and perhaps for some of the congestion to ease. This change applies to travel from Saturdays to Thursdays.

On Fridays normal operational hours will be the same – from 9am until 1am the next day.

The Metro is also being given earlier working hours – the Red line will now open at 5am and the Green Line will start running at 5.30am, also helping commuter congestion which is quite high at peak times of travel.

Dubai Tram Timings – Eid al Adha 2017

The RTA has announced the timings for all of the Dubai public transport services over the Eid al Adha holiday period. This runs from Thursday 31st August until Saturday 3rd September.

The announcement confirms that there will be no changes to the running hours of the Dubai Tram over the weekend. You can check out the running times in the FAQs.

Some services will be extended on other means of public transport (including the Dubai Metro for which you can find the details here), but not for the tram.

However, paid parking will be free (except for multi storey car parks) over the holiday period. Paid parking will resume on Monday 4th September.


Dubai Tram Timings for Eid al Fitr 2017

The RTA has announced the timings for the Dubai Tram on the occasion of Eid al Fitr 2017.

The timings of the tram have not changed from the normal operating hours which were also the same during Ramadan.

The timings of the tram are as follows:

Saturday to Thursday

6.30am until 1am the next day


9am until 1am the next day

You can check out the timings of the Dubai Metro during Eid al Fitr here.


Dubai Tram Ramadan 2017 Timings

dubai tram ramadanFor the holy month of Ramadan the RTA may change the timings of some of the public transport that runs in Dubai. Often the hours of the Dubai Metro are extended slightly but usually the hours for the Dubai Tram remain the same as usual.

The RTA has announced that for Ramadan 2017 (which is expected to begin on Saturday 27th May 2017),  the Dubai Tram will have the following operating hours:

Saturday to Thursday: from 6.30am to 1.00am

Friday: from 9.00am to 1.00am the following day.

New Year Operating Hours 2016

 The RTA has confirmed that, as per last year, the tram will be operating throughout the night on New Year’s Eve  to enable everyone to travel home from the new year celebrations. 

 Therefore, once the tram starts  operations on the morning of 31 December it will not stop running until 1 AM on 2 January.

They have also confirmed that the same will happen with the Dubai Metro which will operate throughout the night of 31st December.  The Metro will stop operating on midnight between the 1st and 2NFL of January which are the end of service normal operating hours.

The RTA  are trying to encourage people to use public transport over New Year to save the gridlock that often happened in the past.

 They will also be free parking available on 1 January  except at the fish market car park.

Al Hijri New Year Timings 2016

The RTA has announced the timings for the holiday of Al Hijri (New year) for 2016 and there is no change from the usual timings for Dubai Tram.

The tram will continue to run on Friday from 9am until 1am the next day and on Saturday it runs from 6.30am until 1am the following day.

Free parking has been announced in almost all paid parking zones on 2nd October (the exceptions being the Fish market car park and some multi story car parks).