Addressing parking concerns in the UAE
New paid parking zones increase in the emirates as authorities look to address residents' concerns
Abu Dhabi recently announced the extension of its paid parking service across the capital, while Dubai residents also got respite
Henceforth, all parking spots within Abu Dhabi will come under the Mawaqif parking system.
The announcement was made by Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and the authority confirmed that it would extend paid parking to all of its parking spaces across the capital.
The new system will come into effect from August 18, 2018.
The city authorities introduced the Mawaqif parking management system in 2009.
The National also reported that a new system of street signs will replace painted curbs and their colour codes.
These colour codes currently represent standard parking, which costs Dh2 per hour and uses black and black and turquoise curbs, and premium parking, at Dh3 per hour with white and turquoise.
The department is also urging residents to apply for permits before the new rules come into effect, so they can still park for free outside their homes.
Non Emirati residents’ permits cost AED800 for a year for the first permit and AED1,200 for the second.
Permits can also be issued for six month intervals.
The permit allows its holder to use the available parking bay in the area with no payment required.
Meanwhile, Dubai’s RTA introduced a paid parking system in the Al Khail Gate residential community.
RTA began implementing fines for parking violations in the community from July 1.
Parking spaces, however, remain free inside the master community.
Seasonal parking permits are also available for up to AED2,500 for a period of 12 months.