Two more paid parking zones in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Two new locations in the Capital will fall under the Mawaqif’s prepaid parking system from December 19, adding 1,324 more parking bays in the city, Department of Transport announced on Wednesday.

The two new sectors are W7-02 between Corniche Road and Hamdan Street and Tarek bin Zeyad Street and Street 26 with a total of 556 parking bays and W10, between Corniche Road and Zayed First and Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street and Street 32 with a total of 768 parking bays.

The paid parking will be enforced in these locations from 8am to 9pm, from Saturdays to Thursdays, at a rate of Dh3 per hour for premium parking (identified by turquoise and white curbstones) with a maximum stay of four hours and Dh2 per hour or Dh15 per day for standard parking (identified by turquoise and black curbstones).

In line with other paid parking services, spaces will be free of charge during official holidays. Fines, however, will be applied to cars that are parked illegally at any time.The implementation of “Mawaqif” parking management programme in new areas follows a three-phase approach.

The first phase is a preparatory period and involves creating awareness for people in the new area about the programme. A trial period is then carried out, followed by the actual implementation of the paid parking, including the issuing of fines in case of violations.

Electronic residents’ permits can be applied for at the Mawaqif Customer Service Centers. Residential permits allow users to park in any available standard parking bay in the area where they reside. They will be exempted from paying hourly or daily tariffs at the parking meters. This electronic permit is available to owners or tenants and their first kin residing with them, mother, father, spouse and children, with a maximum of two permits per household. Each permit is sector and vehicle specific.

The documents required to obtain the resident permit include passport copy with valid residency visa, lease of contract or residency ownership proof, recent electricity bill, vehicle ownership, relationship proof for the vehicle owner if different from the tenancy contract.

Annual fees for the resident permits are Dh800 for the first vehicle, Dh1,200 for the second vehicle. Verification and processing of resident permits take a minimum of three working days.

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