New UAE Weekend: You Will Have To Pay For Parking On These Days

by Deeplata Garde
New UAE Weekend: You Will Have To Pay For Parking On These Days

Sharjah Municipality has declared that public parking places around the city would be free of charge on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Parking will not be free in several places. This includes Al Hisn Street (Bank Street), Al Shuwaiheen, Al Shoyouk, Corniche Street. Also Qays Ibn Abi Sa’sa’ah Street in Al Jubail, and Central Souq parking spots in Al Majaz. To avoid fines, the municipality asked all motorists to use parking places correctly throughout the vacation.

When Will The Paid Parking System Commence?

On Sunday, January 2, the paid parking system will reopen.  The new shift in official weekends was told lately. Hence the new paid parking hours will be from Saturday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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On Fridays, parking will be free. The exception would be paid parking zones, which will charge costs on all days of the week. This includes Fridays and holidays, and the ones marked with blue parking information signs.

Is The Recent Shift In Weekends Considered In This Directive?

The remainder of the Emirates will enjoy a 4.5-day weekend, with a half-day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday making up the new weekend.

On all days except Fridays, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) had previously declared that parking will be a paid service. Uae residents will also get two days of free parking. During the holiday, there will be no tolls or charged parking in Abu Dhabi.

The Emirate’s free parking day is December 31, which falls on a Friday. Because 1st Jan is a national holiday in the United States, parking is also free on that day.