Its is a quite challenging task to find a place to park your car in Dubai.Paid parking service is available in various areas within Dubai areas that include signboards to indicate so.There are many ways to pay for parking in Dubai.Here is a brief guide on different payment methods.
This is the simple way of paying for parking through payment machines.Once you park your car,you need to find the nearest orange parking sign indicating the parking zone. You can do your payment in dirham coins and is charged hourly.
- Road side parking (2 code A) – 1 Hour: AED 2; 2 Hour: AED 5 ;3 Hour: AED 8; 4 Hour: AED 11
- Arena lots (2 code B) – 1 Hour: AED 2; 2 Hour: AED 4; 3 Hour: AED 5; 4 Hour: AED 7; AED 10 for 24 hours
Prepaid cards are sold in 3 categories: (AED 30 , AED 50 and AED 100) .These cards are available in RTA’s main customer service center for distributors and in petrol stations and some shops for individuals. To make a payment,you can insert your prepaid card into the card slot at the parking machine.
Similar to Prepaid card, payment for parking can be made by inserting Nol Card in the card slot of the payment machine and the parking fee is deducted from it.
Seasonal parking cards
There are two types of seasonal parking cards types A and B
- Category A: AED 700 for 3 months, AED 1300 for 6 months, AED 2500 for 1 year. The A parking card can be used for all regions 24 hours (with the exception of Dubai Internet City , Dubai Media City ,gold souq and Deira fish market parking- motorists have to use the parking only through tickets issued via the parking meters or the mParking service.)
- Category B: AED 450 for 3 months, AED 800 for 6 months, AED 1500 for 1 year.The B parking card allows the customer to park his vehicle in Parking spaces (Parking outside the main roads).
mParking allows motorists to pay parking fees through their mobile phone. For paying the fees,compose an SMS in the following format : plate number_ space_ zone number_ space_ number of hours , eg:- (H51216 123A 2) and send it to 7275 (PARK). It also notifies the motorists to renew the parking tickets every hour.For renewal send an SMS with the letter Y. A service charge of thirty (30) fils will be charged by the telecom operator in addition to the parking fees.
Registration to mParking service is not mandatory for Dubai private plate numbers (starting with codes A-K & M) whereas vehicles registered outside Dubai, and owners of non-private plate numbers should be registered to use the mParking service.To register visit here.
Smart Parking app launched by RTA last year is solely dedicated to parking in Dubai. One of the important feature of the parking app is the availability of the mPay method, which does not include the 30 fils charge that is added when the payment is done by SMS.The app is available for both iOS and android mobile platforms