New parking tariffs in Dubai take effect on May 28: Roads and Transport Authority
77% of parking slots remain unaffected by fee hike, 11 types of free parking permits offered.
The revised parking tariffs in Dubai will take effect on 28 May 2016, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced on Wednesday.
The authority said the decision to revise the parking fee structure in Dubai was prompted by the need to find solutions for the problem of decreasing number of vacant parking slots in highly congested parts of the city.
It also stems from the need to encourage the people to use more mass transport means and abandon the heavy reliance on private vehicles.
The fee hike, however, does not affect 77 per cent of the total number of paid parking slots in Dubai, which amounts to about 130 thousand car parks.
Engineer Metha bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic & Roads Agency said: “The decision to regulate the use of parking in Dubai involving a parking fee hike effective from this May 28 covers only 23% of total parking slots in Dubai — 77% of parking slots are not affected by this revision.”
The decision, she said, is aimed to increase the rotation of using parking slots in high-demand areas in order to make them available to the largest possible number of users and address the scarcity of vacant parking slots in the city’s congested areas.