Free parking in Dubai has been extended until Saturday April 25, in line with the extension of the city-wide sterilisation programme.
Last night (Friday April 17) it was announced that the National Sterilisation programme was to be extended for another week until Saturday April 25.
And now Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that its free parking initiative will continue throughout the programme.
We would like to inform you of the extension of free public parking in #Dubai, in parallel with the extension of the sterilisation period within the "National Sterilisation Program".#StayHome pic.twitter.com/U8dqEKfiYB— RTA (@rta_dubai) April 18, 2020
The National Sterilisation Programme runs 24 hours a day in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Members of the public will need to continue to apply for a permit at dxbpermit.gov.ae before leaving the house for essential needs such as buying food or medicine. Permits for groceries and pharmacies trips may now only be requested once every three days, while trips for ATM withdrawals may only be made once every five days.
The RTA has made sure that traditionally paid-for parking spaces are available to those who need them 24-hours a day.
Dubai residents are encouraged to stay at home throughout the day and evening.
Supermarkets and pharmacies will continue to operate as usual, while food and medicine deliveries may also continue as normal.
For more information and to apply for a permit visit dxbpermit.gov.ae or call (800 737 648).