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

by Shrestha Purkayastha
by Shrestha Purkayastha 700

The New Year is bringing many new changes in the UAE. The UAE will get a two and a half days weekend but there is one thing that will still remain same? Paid parking will remain free in Dubai on Fridays in the New Year. This means that you will have to pay for parking on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.

Abu Dhabi Announces Suspension Of Toll Charges & Free Parking For Jubilee Celebrations

The UAE Golden Jubilee is pretty much the talk of the town now. Residents and visitors are living it up with innumerable offers and experiences going rounds on the occasion of this remarkable event. Recently, the UAE had announced public holidays for Golden Jubilee. And now, the public and private sectors will enjoy days off for Commemoration Day and the UAE’s 50th National Day. The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi on Monday announced that parking would be free during the Commemoration Day (December 1) and UAE’s 50th National Day (December 2) break.

In line with the well-established tradition of free parking over public holidays in Abu Dhabi, charges will not be collected at Mawaqif outdoor parking bays. And, from the Darb toll gates over the festive period. A similar parking relief has been extended to Mussafah industrial area’s parking lot, or M18, which is located on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi city. Motorists have also been exempted from the toll charges during the upcoming holidays.

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The Lapse On Parking Fees Will Begin On The Morning Of Commemoration Day

The ITC has now confirmed that the lapse on parking fees will begin on the morning of Commemoration Day, Wednesday, December 1. And will finish at 7.59 am on the morning of Saturday, December 4.

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Suspension Of Toll Charges

The suspension of Darb charges, that is the toll that is usually collected from charging gates on several of the city’s bridges, will also be on the morning of Wednesday, December 1, and finish 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.

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