Motorists can now use their credit cards at more than 2,000 Mawaqif parking meters to pay for their tickets, according to the Department of Transport.
Visa and MasterCards can be inserted into the machines, and motorists can choose the tariff time.
The new credit card facility is one of the payment methods introduced by Mawaqif, which already includes prepaid cards, payment through SMS and coins.
Paid-parking hours are from 8am to midnight, except on Fridays and holidays.
Standard parking marked by turquoise and black kerbs costs Dh2 per hour or Dh15 per day. Drivers are charged Dh3 per hour for premium parking, marked by turquoise and white kerbs, with a four-hour limit.
For more information, contact the Mawaqif call centre at 800 3009.