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RTA announces free public parking in Dubai for two weeks

RTA announces free public parking in Dubai for two weeks

The directive will be effective from March 31

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai took to Twitter on March 30 to announce that all public parking spaces in Dubai will be free for two weeks.

The directive will be effective from March 31.


On March 27, RTA had tweeted that public parking across the emirate would be free from 8pm until 6am the following day during the national sterilisation programme that was undertaken to disinfect private and public facilities.

Read: UAE extends sterilisation programme, movement to remain restricted

Other emirates in the UAE have announced similar suspensions of their public parking fees. On March 23, the Sharjah Municipality announced that all public parking will be free across the entire emirate.

Read: Sharjah announces free public parking from March 23

In a similar move, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities & Transport confirmed the suspension of the Mawaqif public parking fees for three weeks starting from March 30.

Read more: Free parking in Abu Dhabi for three weeks from March 30

In related news, the Ministry of Interior meanwhile announced on Thursday, 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 moreMotorists can renew car registrations in UAE without testing vehicles, paying fines


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