By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The initiative is designed to support the public during the coronavirus pandemic and the government's work from home initiative
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that paid and multi-story parking throughout Dubai will be free of charge for a two-week period starting on March 31 as part of its initiatives to help alleviate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
. @rta_dubai announces that paid and multi storey parking in Dubai will be free of charge for two weeks from tomorrow Tuesday 31 March up to Monday 13 April 2020. #Dubai— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 30, 2020
According to the UAE’s state-run WAM news agency, the initiative “supports the public during the period of preventative measures against Covid-19 and the national disinfection programme of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.”
“It also supports the government’s remote work initiative and its directives to citizens and residents to stay home.”
The move was immediately praised by local residents.