Dubai's RTA to introduce 9,000 paid parking spots

Transport authority signs ten-year lease for spots across Media City, Internet City, Knowledge Village

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce more than 9,000 paid car parking spots across Media City, Internet City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce more than 9,000 paid car parking spots across Media City, Internet City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will introduce more than 9,000 paid car parking spots across Media City, Internet City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

The RTA signed a ten-year lease to operate, manage and regulate 9,084 parking spaces with TECOM Investments, the subsidiary of Dubai Holding Group that runs the emirate's free zones.

“The agreement will help sort out traffic congestions in areas where TECOM is operating; which is triggered by the disorderly parking of vehicles, and also streamline the entry and exit from our facilities,” Abdullatif Al Mulla, group CEO of TECOM Investments, said in a statement.

The statement did not confirm when the charges would be introduced.

Parking will be divided into two categories; parking lots booked for partners and clients of TECOM and paid parking zones.

Three types of prepaid parking cards - annual, six-months and three-months - will be available for purchase. Paid parking machines, which can be operated through mobile phones, will also be in operation. 

The new spaces will be subject to charges between 8am and 6pm, Saturday to Thursday. Violators will be fined AED100-500 (US$27-US$136).

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

NOTE: Comments posted on arabianbusiness.com may be printed in the magazine Arabian Business

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
The cost of the US laptop ban

The cost of the US laptop ban

Aviation analysts and airline bosses are warning of significant...

Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Q&A: The laptop ban and what it means when flying from Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Couldn't a laptop with a bomb inside still pose a danger within...

After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One

After all the hype, what's the future for Hyperloop One

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One may have struck a deal this month...

1
Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking