From next month you will be able to pay your parking fines by sms. The RTA have introduced a new service called 'mPark' to allow drivers to pay off exisiting fines with one text message.
And it seems to be quite simple to use too. A user must check the parking zone code registered in the payment machine in the paid parking zone. Then send an SMS to the number 7275 (corresponding to the word PARK) including vehicle number plate, parking zone code, and the required parking period. The money is deducted from the mobile phone balance.
The control room will send an SMS confirming the payment and automatically transmit the number plate of the vehicle to the parking warden stating that the parking fee chargeable to a particular vehicle has been paid. A reminder SMS will be sent to the user 10 minutes before the expiry of the paid period.
The mPark system will be implemented in phases. It will start on Shaikh Zayed Road, Dubai Media City and Internet City on May 3 followed by Bur Dubai in August and in Deira by October. Dubai currently has more than 75,000 paid parking areas.