UAE New Weekend: Paid Parking Will Continue To Be Free On Fridays

by Shrestha Purkayastha

In the United Arab Emirates, the Fresh Year heralds a slew of new developments. The UAE will enjoy a two-and-a-half-day weekend, but one thing will remain the same? In the New Year, paid parking in Dubai will stay free on Fridays. This means that until further notice, you will have to pay for parking on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tolls Will Be Waived & Parking Will Be Free For The Jubilee Celebrations In Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s Golden Jubilee is the talk of the town right now. On the occasion of this spectacular event, residents and visitors are living it up with a plethora of offers and experiences. The UAE recently designated Golden Jubilee public holidays. Now, for Commemoration Day and the UAE’s 50th National Day, both the public and private sectors will get days off. Parking will be free during the Commemoration Day (December 1) and UAE’s 50th National Day (December 2) breaks, according to the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi.

Charges will not be collected from Mawaqif outdoor parking spaces on public holidays, in keeping with Abu Dhabi’s long-standing tradition of free parking. During the Christmas season, from the Darb toll gates. A similar parking relief has been extended to the parking lot of the Mussafah industrial area, or M18, on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi city. During the next holidays, motorists will also be spared from toll payments.

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On The Morning Of Commemoration Day, Parking Fees Will Be Waived

The ITC has already confirmed that the parking fee freeze will commence on Wednesday, December 1st, the morning of Commemoration Day. And will conclude at 7.59 a.m. on Saturday, December 4th.

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Toll Charges Have Been Suspended

Darb charges, the toll collected through charging gates on several of the city’s bridges, will likewise be suspended on the morning of Wednesday, December 1, and will end on the morning of Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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Customer Happiness Centres

The customer happiness centres will not be available from Wednesday, December 1 until Sunday, December 5, 2021.

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Public Transport

Buses will run on their Friday service schedule between Wednesday, December 1 and Friday, December 3, 2021. Also, ferries will continue to run on their standard schedules.