Abu Dhabi adjustments free parking, toll days: Residents are blissful to skip paying for weekends – Information


Some expats fear about paying for darb toll on Fridays which is able to have an effect on their private funds



Revealed: Tue 12 Jul 2022, 6:46 PM

From Friday (July 15), Abu Dhabi’s Division of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) will implement new timings for paid parking and street tolls. Residents can profit from free parking and ‘Darb’ toll on Sundays as an alternative of Fridays.

The choice garnered combined reactions from the folks within the capital. Some welcomed the transfer stressing that it could relieve them from paying for the road parking on Sundays.

Hussein Ali, an Egyptian expat residing within the Khalidiyah space, pressured that it could save him from paying for road parking throughout his weekends as he spends more often than not at dwelling.

“I work from Monday to Friday, and there may be free parking at my office. I haven’t got a residential parking allow, and it has been bothering me to pay for the road parking on Sundays when I’m dwelling having fun with the weekend with my household,” he stated.

Based on the authority, the choice will enhance visitors stream throughout peak hours and improve street security within the emirate.

One other resident, Patrick Jean, a Filipino expat, additionally welcomed the transfer to vary the free parking from Fridays to Sundays.

“I’m proud of the free parking on Sundays. It’s a day without work for me and my associates with whom I share an condo. All of us have automobiles and we’ve been paying for the road parking on Sundays regardless of spending the day at dwelling,” stated Jean.

Ismail Okedi. Photo: Supplied

Ismail Okedi. Picture: Provided

Ismail Okedi, a Ugandan expat residing in Abu Abu Dhabi’s Navigate space, says being a authorities worker, he works half-day on Friday and subsequently prefers the present parking system that gives free parking on Fridays.

“I most well-liked the previous parking system. It was the perfect for me as I work a half-day on Friday. After work, I’ve been parking my automobile on the street parking close to my constructing. I might go for Jumah prayer and do different actions whereas not anxious about parking charges. However now, I should pay for the remainder of the day,” he stated.


Ashraf Ahamed. Photo: Supplied

Ashraf Ahamed. Picture: Provided

For Ashraf Ahamed, an Indian expat who resides within the Musaffah space, parking is free, however he has to drive each day to Abu Dhabi metropolis for work. He worries concerning the Darb toll.

“I’m not proud of the adjustments within the Darb toll. I’m staying outdoors town, and I’ve to cross via the Darb toll gate on daily basis throughout peak hours whereas going to work. Making Friday a paying day for Darb toll will certainly have an effect on me,” he stated.

“This is able to be an additional burden on me together with the petrol value hike and different commodities. Most non-public firms will not be growing the salaries and likewise not able to pay for the Darb toll and parking charges to cut back working prices.”

From July 15, paid parking in Abu Dhabi shall be from Monday to Saturday – 8am to midnight. On Sundays, the parking shall be free.

Premium parking (blue and white colors) is Dh3 per hour with a most keep of 4 hours. Normal parking (blue and black colors) is Dh2 per hour or Dh15 for a day.

The Darb Abu Dhabi prices Dh4. With the brand new adjustments, motorists will solely be charged for the height hours of Abu Dhabi toll gate timings – Monday to Saturday (7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm). No Darb costs apply throughout non-peak hours on weekdays. The Darb toll in Abu Dhabi can even be free on Sundays and public holidays.


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