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No parking fee in Dubai during Eid.

Move to ensure smooth mobility of people

Dubai The Roads and Transport Authority has said it will exempt parking fees in all paid parking zones across the emirate of Dubai starting from today up to the third day of Eid Al Fitr.

However, the Deira Fish Market car park would not be exempt from fees for the holiday period, to ensure parking spaces would be available for visitors.

After the end of the Eid holiday, official working hours would resume and parking fees would apply as normal from 8am to 1pm, and from 4pm to 9pm, the authority said.

Engineer Adel Al Marzouqi, director of Parking, Traffic and Roads Agency, said: "This step comes in the context of RTA's intention to ensure smooth mobility of inhabitants and visitors of Dubai during holidays and religious events".

The RTA called on motorists to avoid parking on pavements, or behind parked vehicles. Drivers doing so would be fined.

Meanwhile, RTA's vehicles licensing department, the RTA Licensing Agency, said its affiliate, Tamam Vehicles Testing Centre, at Ras Al Khor, Al Aweer, will be open between 10am and 4pm on the second day of Eid.

Services

The centre will revert to the normal official working hours -- from 7.30am to 9pm, on the third day of Eid.

Mohammad Abdul Kareem Namat, director of the RTA Licensing Agency, said the Tamam Centre would offer a range of services including technical testing of light and heavy vehicles, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, the off-site testing of equipment, payment of fines, and replacement of number plates.

RTA called on motorists to avoid parking on pavements, or behind parked vehicles. Drivers doing so would be fined.

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