25% discount on parking fines offered in Abu Dhabi

Drivers in the capital can use the discount starting from the first day of Eid Al Fitr
By Lubna Hamdan
Wed 13 Jun 2018 10:35 AM

Motorists in Abu Dhabi can avail a 25 percent discount on parking fines if they pay the amount within a month of fines being issued, according to the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport.

Drivers in the capital can use the discount starting from the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

The markdown was earlier introduced for drivers who paid their fines within 15 days of their issuance, but the period was later extended.

The move is one of many being taken by Abu Dhabi to ease payments on its transient expat community, which makes up over 80 percent of the UAE’s population. In a greater change, the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee today approved a proposal to reduce tourism fees from 6 to 3.5 percent, and municipality fees to 2 percent.

Abu Dhabi orders cuts to tourism, municipality fees

The moves comes a day after Dubai slashed municipality fees at local restaurants and hotels

The capital also revealed a new $13.6bn (AED50bn) plan to stimulate its economy in sectors ranging from infrastructure to tourism and SMEs. It is set to have a far-reaching and positive effect on the emirate’s economy, according to a range of economic experts.

Abu Dhabi's $13.6bn stimulus package to provide jobs, SME boost

Abu Dhabi officials have been instructed to 'draw up a working plan for allocations within 90 days'

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Last Updated: Wed 13 Jun 2018 10:47 AM GST

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