Resuming parking fees from July 1: Abu Dhabi


Public parking fees will be resumed from July 1 at 8 am, the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced on Sunday.

There was a three-month suspension of fees to support community members during the challenging times of the spread of Covid-19.

For the public’s convenience, ITC offers m-Mawaqif service that allows users to pay for parking fees using their mobile phones.

Public is urged to use electronic payment methods through Darb application or by sending an SMS to 3009 from Etisalat or DU phone numbers using the following format: (city code and plate category) space (plate number) space (standard or premium parking) space (duration in hours). SMS is charged according to the tariff of the service providers.

Mawaqif fees can also be paid with cash or rechargeable cards. ITC noted that all payment machines are secured to use as they are sterilised on a daily basis to ensure the safety of the public. This has been done in part of the national sterilisation programme that included the sterilising of all public means of transport and related facilities.

Mawaqif timings are from 8 am to 12 am from Saturday to Thursday. The parking areas are categorised as premium parking (blue and white colours) at a rate of Dh3 per hour with a maximum stay of four hours and standard parking (blue and black colours) at Dh2 per hour or Dh15 per day.

No parking fees are applied on Fridays, official holiday and for people of determination. Parking spaces nearby mosques are exempted from parking fees for 45 minutes from the call to prayer.

Parking spaces in residential areas are dedicated to resident parking permit holders living within the allocated sector. Residents parking permits can be issued from or customer’s happiness centres.

The public is requested to ensure that the resident parking permit is valid. Permits can be renewed online through ITC website. Mawaqif regulations must be abided by at all time and avoid parking illegally to avoid violation.

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