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Free parking in Dubai until Dec 4

The RTA announces free parking across the emirate to mark the Eid and National Day holidays.

Dubai residents do not have to pay for parking across the emirate until December 4, the Roads and transport Authority (RTA) has said.

The free parking move is to mark the Eid and National Day holidays, but does not include the Deira Fish Market, where motorists will still have to pay, the authority said in a statement.

Motorists were urged not to park on pavements or double park in front of other cars. A senior official warned drivers would face fines if found breaking the law.

Meanwhile, according to Gulf News, the RTA’s new mobile phone payment scheme for parking has had a successful uptake since it was launched in May.

According to RTA figures, more than a quarter of a million e-tickets have been issued through the system, with the daily average at 4,200 tickets. Some 10,000 users are registered to use the system, which allows drivers to pay for parking tickets in some areas of Bur Dubai and Deira using their mobile phones.

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