Free Parking Hours for Ramadan: Here is Where and When You can Park for Free
Parking fees waived off during iftar throughout Ramadan.
With Ramadan, come virtues and blessings in abundance for all! And with lots of socializing, praying and shopping going around, the UAE government has relaxed several rules for Ramadan. Along with decreasing working hours and mandatory discounts for retailers, there’s another great value for Abu Dhabi residents; the free parking hours for Ramadan.
Paid parking timings and Free Parking Hours for Ramadan
The Department of Transport has announced changes in the paid parking timings for Ramadan. You can now enjoy free parking hours. Check them out below.
- Free Parking for Ramadan is between 2pm and 9pm every day. On Fridays, parking is free throughout the day.
- Split paid periods, 9am to 2pm and 9pm to 2.30am are available from Saturday to Wednesday.
- On Thursdays, you need to pay for parking from 9am to 2pm and again from 9pm to midnight.
- During Taraweeh, parking hours will be free.
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Worshipers attending Tarawih, the last prayer of the day during Ramadan will be exempt from Mawaqif fees in the parking bays surrounding mosques during prayer time. However, you cannot block traffic flow or other vehicles.
Buses will continue operating non-stop during the Iftar period. But, but the frequency of buses plying on some routes will reduce after Iftar. Bus timings are adjusted during the holy month, with the frequency dropping to 1 bus per hour after iftar for the following services: 101, 102, 111, 110, 190, 290,A10, A2, A1, 410, 216, 175, 011, 09, 08, 07, A40, A20, 063, 065, 056, 044, 026, 022, X5, X4, X3, X2, 069 and 067.
Tips to Drive Safe in Ramadan?
- Adhere to traffic rules
- Avoid morning rush-hours
- Drive defensively
- Wear your seat belt
- Try to stay off the roads at sundown.
- Use vehicle lights during dusk, before Iftar