RTA issues major announcement for paid parking in Dubai

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26 Feb, 2019

As published in Khaleej Times
Web Report/Dubai

In a move that will benefit millions of UAE drivers, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Sunday announced that drivers of vehicles registered in other emirates as well as GCC countries can now pay their parking fare directly vis SMS without registering for the service.

Drivers will also get an SMS alert in case they send an SMS during a public holiday, asking them to confirm if they intend to continue paying for the parking. Parking fare, if paid during a public holiday, is carried forward to the next working day.

“These services are aimed to simplify the payment of parking fees via SMS without requiring vehicles registered in other emirates or GCC countries to register for the service,” said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.

“Notifying customers requesting the service during public holidays enhances the transparency in dealing with clients by confirming their interest to proceed with the buying of the e-ticket. The customer who sends an SMS for buying a parking ticket during a public holiday will be notified through the system that the parking is free to use during the holiday. Accordingly, the customer will be prompted to confirm his or her intention of buying an e-parking ticket that will be valid after the end of the public holiday,” she explained.

“RTA always seeks to bring happiness to people and develop smart solutions in support of its strategic goals. Such efforts are in line with Dubai government’s migration to a smart government to ease the services on offer to the public and render Dubai as a happy environment for residents, visitors and tourists,” she further added.