Free parking in Abu Dhabi for Prophet Muhammad's birthday holiday

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi Filed on October 27, 2020 | Last updated on October 27, 2020 at 11.52 am

The authority has urged residents to adhere to regulations and not to park their vehicles in prohibited areas or block the flow of traffic.

Motorists in Abu Dhabi will be able to park for free on Thursday, October 29, on the occasion of the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), authorities have announced.

There will be no parking fees for vehicles using public parking bays from Thursday, October 29, until 7.59am on Saturday, October 31, said the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport, Abu Dhabi.

The ITC, however, has urged residents to adhere to Mawaqif regulations and not to park their vehicles in prohibited areas or block the flow of traffic.

Motorists have also been reminded to adhere to regulations in resident parking lots from 9pm to 8am to avoid being fined. The fine for parking in residents only parking spaces is Dh200. Any vehicles that is parked four hours after a ticket has been issued will be towed away by the authorities.

Remote working at Customer Happiness Centres will resume after the holiday on Sunday, November 1. ITC’s Customer’s Happiness Centres are currently working remotely following the “Our services from your home” initiative.

All services can be accessed on ITC’s website:, requested by email or Darb Smart phone application. Customers Happiness Centres can also be contacted at 80088888.

Public buses and ferry services in Abu Dhabi will operate according to schedules that is followed on Fridays or official holidays.

For services details, please refer to or contact the Call Centre at 80088888.


Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.

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