Dubai increases parking charges in select zones
Parking fees in Dubai have been revised, according to a resolution issued by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
The resolution outlines a new tariff for select controlled public parking areas. The resolution aims to encourage the use of public transport within the area covered by the amended tariff while also increasing the generation rate in controlled parking facilities.
Pursuant to the resolution, controlled public parking in Dubai is divided into two categories. The first category includes the public parking areas where the amended tariff will be applicable. This includes approximately 30,000 parking spaces constituting 23 per cent of the total 130,000 paid parking spaces in Dubai.
The amended tariff rates for parking on the side of the street include Dh2 for 30 minutes, Dh4 for one hour, Dh8 for two hours, Dh12 for three hours and Dh16 for four hours.
The new tariff rates for parking lots are Dh3 for one hour, Dh6 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours, Dh12 for four hours, Dh15 for five hours and Dh20 for 24 hours.
The second parking category includes all parking spaces that continue to be subject to the previous tariff rates. This constitutes 77 per cent of the total paid parking space in Dubai. The previous tariff rates for parking spaces on the side of the street that continue to be applicable for this category include Dh2 for one hour, Dh5 for two hours, Dh8 for three hours and Dh11 for four hours. The tariff rates for parking lots are Dh2 for one hour, Dh4 for two hours, Dh5 for three hours, Dh7 for four hours and Dh10 for 24 hours. The tariff rate for multi-level parking garages is Dh5 per hour.
According to the resolution, the parking tariff is applicable for 14 hours per day from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm on working days. The tariff is not applicable on Fridays and official holidays. The resolution also outlines amendments in the tariff for seasonal parking permits.
The new seasonal permit rates for parking spaces on the side of the street are Dh1,400 for three months, Dh2,500 for six months and Dh4,500 for one year. The new rates for Seasonal Parking Permits for parking lots are Dh700 for three months, Dh1,300 for six months and Dh2,500 for one year. The new tariff rates for Seasonal Parking Permits for multilevel parking garages are Dh2,000 for three months, Dh4,000 for six months, Dh8,000 for one year and Dh300 for three months for students.
The resolution will be considered effective 60 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.