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Free parking in Dubai extended until April 25

Free parking in Dubai extended until April 25

The announcement followed a decision by the emirate to extend the ongoing 24-hour sterilisation programme

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has confirmed that the free parking incentive in Dubai has been extended until 11.59pm on April 25, 2020.

The announcement came shortly after the emirate’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management said that the 24-hour sterilisation programme in Dubai which was supposed to end on April 18 will be extended for another week until April 25.

Read: Dubai extends 24-hour sterilisation drive for another week, restrictions to remain

The neighbouring emirates in the UAE have announced similar free parking initiatives for its residents in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant disinfection programmes.

On March 23, the Sharjah Municipality announced free public parking across all areas of the emirate.

Read: Sharjah announces free public parking from March 23

On April 15, Abu Dhabi’s department of Municipalities and Transport said that the extension of the suspension of Mawaqif parking fees in the capital emirate will continue until further notice. Earlier it had decided to suspend parking fees only for three weeks starting from March 30.

In related news, the Ministry of Interior meanwhile announced on March 26 that all driving licences issued within the UAE, and due to expire within the next three months, would be renewed online irrespective of fines, black points and without the need of eye tests.

Read: Motorists in the UAE can renew driving licences online

Also, motorists in the UAE were allowed to renew their vehicles’ registration cards without having to visit any service delivery centre as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Read: Motorists can renew car registrations in UAE without testing vehicles, paying fines

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