Solution to JLT's parking woes; over 2,000 parking slots to open
Parking slots will be offered at a rate of Dh4 per hour with no maximum parking period set
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise and master developer of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district in Dubai. The agreement underscores RTA's commitment to cement relationship with developers in Dubai aiming to achieve an integrated traffic system and promote the use of mass transit systems in the Emirate. The Agreement calls for managing and operating car parks of visitors at the JLT on the purpose of streamlining parking in the area witnessing high occupancy rate. It helps provide the largest number of parking slots for users.
Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency signed the agreement for RTA, and for DMCC, signed it Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC. At the start of the meeting, Maitha Bin Adai thanked the DMCC for their extensive cooperation with RTA in various fields of common business in a way that contributes to realizing the joint objectives and strategic goals.
"The parking space in the JLT will be activated in two stages. The first stage, which will be activated this year (2017), covers 1936 parking slots classified into different zones as indicated in the symbols shown in the directional signage according to the needs of the area. About 460 parking slots will be provided in the second stage extending up to 2020. There will be no seasonal parking permits for this area as residential parking are provided within the blocks," said Maitha.
"The payment of parking fees in the area will be through smart means including text messages and RTA Dubai App according to specific categories and fees per each zone, from 8 am to 10 pm from Saturday to Thursday. It includes the provision of parking slots at the entrance of blocks as well as roadside parking slots at a rate of AED4 per hour. Premium parking will be provided at a rate of Dh10 per hour for 3 hours maximum. Other parking slots will be offered at a rate of Dh4 per hour with no maximum parking period set. Several parking slots have been provided for people of determination at the entrances of blocks.
Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of RTA's Traffic and Roads Agency said: "Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in today's world, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers is one of its most exciting and busiest districts. Providing smart, efficient and high quality solutions for the people of Dubai has been high on the government's agenda. We look forward to working with DMCC to enhance the overall community experience, and making mobility across the JLT district easier and smoother."
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said, "Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a vibrant community, where over 92,500 people live and work every day. As a master developer of the community, we continuously seek to provide new solutions that will make everyday life in JLT more convenient and efficient for everyone. We are pleased to collaborate with the RTA to roll out the latest in technology with this new smart parking scheme in our community, another next step in line with our Smart District strategy for JLT."