Mawaqif new parking areas
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Mawaqif introduce new parking areas in Abu Dhabi starting 30 January.
Yesterday, paid parking was extended to encompass areas between Airport Road and Baniyas (Najda) Street, and between Hamdan Street and Sheikh Zayed the Second (Electra) Street. Mawaqif now covers most of the capital’s old souq area.
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It was rolled out on a Saturday, one of the busiest days for shop owners, and many residents and customers claimed they had not been notified of the change, nor were they sure how the system worked. All of which put drivers at risk of a Dh200 fine.
The municipality said this week that 3,725 new parking spaces between Khaleej al Arabi and Baniyas Street would be covered by the paid system.
Residents can purchase annual permits that allow them to park during the day in paid zones. Fees are Dh800 for the first car and Dh1,200 for the second. Parking during the evening is free.
Paid parking is to be introduced in 19 areas around the city at a rate of one to two new areas per month.
Mawaqif will also provide alternative car park structures, including two automated car parks in the Tourist Club area and on Salam Street. Two temporary car parks will be erected near the Corniche and at the intersection of Salam Street and Zayed the First Street.