Parking charges across Dubai are set to double under a new resolution issued by the emirates’ Crown Prince.
Up to 30,000 spaces will be affected by the new rates, which include side street spaces starting from Dhs 2 for 30 minutes.
The new charges will largely be applied to the central business districts in most of Deira and Bur Dubai alongside adjoining areas.
This fee will then rise to Dhs 4 for one hour, Dhs 8 for two hours, Dhs 12 for three and Dhs 16 for four hours.
In parking lots, the new fees will start at Dhs 3 for one hour, Dhs 6 for two hours, rising to Dhs 20 for 24 hours.
This compares to rates of Dhs 2 for one hour, Dhs 5 for two hours, Dhs 8 for three hours and Dhs 11 for four hours for street spaces subject to the previous tariff in the secondary parking category.
According to the resolution, the parking tariff is applicable for 14 hours per day from 8am to 10pm on working days. The tariff is not applicable on Fridays and official holidays.
The changes are expected to come into effect either late May or early June.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council., unveiled the charges last week.
According to the government news agency wam, the new measures were brought in as a way of tightening control of public parking areas and to encourage the use of public transport.