Car parking fees double

Cost of first hour of parking will rise from Dhs1 to Dhs2

Minimum parking charges across Dubai have doubled as transport officials enforce the emirate’s full parking law.

The first hour of parking will rise from Dhs1 to Dhs2 in some areas, a spokesman for Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) told

Peyman Parham, director of marketing and communication, said RTA workers would update between 100-150 parking machines a day over the next two weeks. More than 2,500 machines in total will be changed over this time.

Areas where the first hour is already charged at Dhs2 will remain the same, as will other charges, like pre-paid permits, said Peyman Parham, director of marketing and communication.

He said the RTA was bringing all parking fees in line with existing laws to make charges standardised for motorists.

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