|02 May, 2019

Ramadan 2019: Timings for government offices in Dubai

Note these changes before heading to one of the government offices

Image used for illustrative purpose. Skyscrapers is seen behind residential villas on Palm Jumeirah on September 14, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Skyscrapers is seen behind residential villas on Palm Jumeirah on September 14, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The holy month of Ramadan is likely to begin on May 6 in most of the Islamic nations, according to the International Astronomical Centre. Ramadan is a holy month for the world's nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, many of whom practise the ritual of dawn-to-dusk fasting and prayers.

Public and private sector timings

In UAE, the government has reduced working hours for the public and private sector for Ramadan. According to the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, working hours for the public sector employees will be from 9am until 2pm across the UAE, whereas working hours for the private sector have been shortened by two hours.

Parking timings

Parking during Iftar across paid zones in UAE will be free. The paid parking zones in Dubai will be operational from 8am to 6pm and from 8pm to midnight during Ramadan, it was announced on Tuesday. At Tecom, the tariff will apply from 8am to 6pm, while in the multi-level parking lots, the fees will be applicable 24/7 (read detailed report).

School timings

Students in UAE will have shorter school days during Ramadan. The school day during Ramadan will start between 8:00 to 8:30am and finish between 1:00 to 1:30pm, with shorter breaks as required. Schools should ensure that the total hours at school per day for students do not exceed five hours.

Malls, food courts timings

According to Visit Dubai, major malls will continue to operate throughout Ramadan, with extended late-night operating hours to accommodate those fasting between sunrise and sundown. Malls will remain open until 1am on weekdays and until 2am on weekends. They also reminded mallgoers that some smaller boutiques and small businesses may choose to close during the day and reopen after sunset.

Public transport timings

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced changes to the business hours of all its services during the holy month of Ramadan. RTA services affected by Ramadan timing include customers' happiness centres, paid parking zones, public buses, Dubai Metro and Tram, marine transit modes, and service-provider centres (technical testing).

Departments/Institutions

Timings for Ramadan

Dubai

Roads and Transport Authority

 

Bus timings

Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram

Marine transport

Centres of service providers (Vehicle testing)

Customer Happiness Centre

Dubai International Financial Centre

 

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

9am to 3pm( Sunday to Thursday)

9am to 2pm (Friday and Saturday)

Dubai Health Authority

 

Latifa Hospital for Women and Children

Emergency departments (24/7)

Specialist clinics (9am to 1pm)

Staff clinic (8am to 1pm)

Hatta Hospital

Emergency departments (24/7)

Specialist clinics (8am to 2pm)

Family Medicine clinic (8am to 9:30pm, Sunday to Thursday)

Iftar break (6:30pm to 8pm)

Dubai Hospital

Emergency departments (24/7)

Surgery Department (8am to 1pm)

Staff clinic (8am to 1pm)

Hospital working hours (9am to 2pm from Sunday to Thursday)

Morning specialist clinic ( 8am to 1pm)

Afternoon clinics (1pm to 6pm)

Rashid Hospital

Emergency departments (24/7)

Hospital working hours (9am to 2pm from Sunday to Thursday)

Morning outpatient clinics (8am to 1pm)

Afternoon clinics (1:30pm to 6:30pm)

Medical Fitness Centres

Al Muhaisnah Medical Fitness Centre

24 hours from Saturday to Wednesday

Thursday till 5pm

Closed on Friday

Iftar time (5pm to 9pm)

Suhoor (3am to 5am)

Rashidiya Medical fitness centres

24 hours from Saturday to Thursday

Uptown Mirdiff

Jumeirah Lake Towers

Sunday to Thursday (7am to 3pm)

Emirates Airlines Medical Fitness Centre

Sunday to Thursday (7:30 am to 12:30pm)

Al Safa Medical Fitness Centre

DIFC Medical Fitness Centre

Al Lusaily Medical Fitness Centre

DAFZA Medical Fitness Centre

Emirates Medical Fitness Centre

Sunday to Thursday (9am to 2pm)

Dubai Business Village Medical Fitness Centre

Knowledge Village Medical Fitness Centre

JAFZA Medical Fitness Centre

AXS Medical Fitness Centre

Dubai Land Department Medical Fitness Centre

Sunday to Thursday (8am to 1pm)

Al Karama

Al Qouz Medical Fitness Centres

Sunday to Thursday (7am to 4pm)

Zabeel Medical Fitness Centre

Sunday to Thursday (9am to 3pm)

Primary Health Care Centres

Nad Al Hamar Health Centre

Al Barsha Health Centre

Senior Happiness Centre

Open 24 hours

Morning working hours (9am to 3pm).

Afternoon Duty hours (8:30pm to 11:30pm)

Al Lusaily health Centre - 8pm to 11pm, while on Saturday 9am to 2pm.

 
 
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