On Sunday, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities & Transport confirmed the suspension of the Mawaqif public parking fees for three weeks starting from March 30.
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The suspension of the parking fees would be subject to a possible revision and extension after three weeks.
On March 16, the Abu Dhabi government announced a massive stimulus package aimed at shoring up the economy and supporting businesses that included provisions for suspending all road tolls until the end of 2020 and exempting commercial vehicles from annual registration fees also until the end of 2020.
Other emirates in the UAE have announced similar suspensions of their public parking fees too.
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) tweeted on Friday, March 27, that public parking across the emirate would be free from 8pm until 6am the following day during the ongoing national sterlisation programme. The programme ends on the morning of April 5.
On March 23, the Sharjah Municipality too announced free public parking across all areas of the emirate.