Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak and the weeks that followed, parking in the UAE capital was made free for all to use. Starting from the 1st of July 2020, paid parking will once again be in full effect.
Dubai parking fees returned to normal a few weeks ago.
The announcement was made by the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC), a company that handles public transport in Abu Dhabi.
Those who are using paid parking are urged to use electronic payments via their phone to avoid printing off a ticket and spreading the virus.
Parking has been free in Abu Dhabi since late March.
There is no change in the duration of paid parking hours and will continue from 8 am to 12 am. Premium parking (blue and white colours) is AED 3 hours with a maximum stay of 4-hours.
Standard parking (blue and black colours) is AED 2 per hour or AED 15 for a full day of parking. Parking will remain free on Fridays and public holidays and for disabled people.
This also appears to be the case in Sharjah as last time we were in the Emirate, the ticket machine informed us that parking is free until the 1st of July 2020.
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