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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 June 2018

Dubai drivers to be charged up to Dh32 a day for parking in congested community

Al Khail Gate is home to thousands of residents, including many hotel staff and airline workers

The price increases will vary depending on the area and will affect almost a quarter of car parking spaces in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National
The price increases will vary depending on the area and will affect almost a quarter of car parking spaces in Dubai. Sarah Dea / The National

Drivers will pay up to Dh32 per day to park in a Dubai community after its parking management was taken over by the city's transport authority.

The Roads and Transport Authority said it will handle Al Khail Gate Community from the second quarter of this year due to its heavy congestion.

The move is aimed at "stepping up the level of service on offer", it said on Wednesday.

“The parking lot at Al Khail Gate Community has been classified into different zones designated by clearly displayed signs as per the needs of the Community. Some parking spaces will be allocated to residents only, and others will be available for visitors,” said Hussain Al Banna, Executive Director of Traffic, Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.

“These parking lots will be subject to tariff 24/7 once taken over by the RTA in the second quarter of 2018. The fee will be Dh4 per hour and a maximum daily fee of Dh32 per 24 hours.

"Seasonal parking permits will be provided to residents at different rates, depending on the validity of the permit. Permits on offer include Dh2,500 per annum, Dh1,500 per six months, and Dh1,000 per three months. Permits will enable residents to use the entire parking zones, be it for residents or visitors."

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